This two-semester certificate program will serve those who would like to work in education as Level III teaching assistants. The student population will include those who have never worked in a classroom setting, currently employed teaching aides, and Level I and II teaching assistants who desire to upgrade their educational background. The program will prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to work as teaching assistants in childhood education classrooms.
Program Goals and Objectives
- To broaden and deepen a student’s educational skill base.
- To develop student’s verbal, spoken, written and visual communication skills.
- To prepare students for employment as teaching assistants in public schools.
- To prepare students to recognize and to be supportive of high quality teaching.
Lynn Stubbe ‘21 (Fall 2020)
Although it is a two-semester program, the Teacher Assistant program provides the flexibility for my busy schedule of being a working mom. If you are interested in the program speak with the Program Coordinator Michelle Hamilton. She was very helpful especially since I returned to school after 30 years. I was nervous, excited, and scared all at the same time. Michelle helped reassure me I was in the right place, she showed me around campus and even where my very first classroom was. I have made the part-time Dean’s List every semester thus far, so if I can do it, you can too! I completed the program in the fall of 2020 and my plan is to work in the school system as a certified Teaching Assistant (TA) working with young children, being able to apply the knowledge that the program has taught me.