Instructional aides (IA's) for Special Education are in high demand in San Diego County. Aides deliver direct services to students and assist teachers with educational programs and services. Becoming an aide makes you a "para-educator" and can lead to advanced careers as an educator. This class will teach you the terminology, strategies, and theories in special education including: a brief history of special education, understanding the IEP, curriculum strategies, behavioral strategies and the 13 disability categories. While this class prepares you with important information and training in regards to becoming an instructional aide, it does not guarantee you a position.