Considering an Online Teacher Assistant Certification?

Ashworth College has proven itself as a leader in certifying students in teacher assistant to become successful teacher assistants, teacher aides, school bus driver/teacher assistants, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 1,275,410 individuals employed as teacher assistants in America, and their average annual salary is $24,280. Forestry and conservation science teachers make on average $72,290 per year and there are about 2,380 of them employed today .

Teacher Assistant Common Job Tasks
  • providing extra assistance to students with special needs
  • tutoring children
  • duplicating materials
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Teacher Assisting

The Teacher Assisting Course is comprised of 12 comprehensive lessons. They are easy to follow, yet challenging and stimulating at the same time. Each lesson begins with a subject matter preview and objectives, an introductory note from your instructor and a vocabulary builder of new words and terms. Next comes the reading assignment. Practice exercises help you check and review what you've learned. At the end of the lesson is an open-book exam, which you may take online. Lesson 1: A Day in the Life of a Teacher Assistant What is a paraeducator?; the roles of the paraeducator; requirements for becoming a paraeducator; constructing an education philosophy; workplace ethics and conduct. Lesson 2: The Teacher Assistant In The Diverse Classroom The concept of cultural diversity as applied to education; ways to overcome personal biases and stereotypes; major laws governing the education of ESL students; strategies for working with children and families of different cultures. Lesson 3: Research Applications For The Classroom Brain-based learning; the twelve design principles of brain-based learning; collaborative teaching; findings in the 20/20/20 Wisconsin Research; elements of good paraeducator practice. Lesson 4: Child Development The needs of children; stages of prenatal development; normal growth patterns in children; signs of developmental problems; theories of child and language development; emotional and moral development; humor. Lesson 5: Preparation For New Challenges Preparing the classroom environment; maintaining order and safety; approaching, working and communicating with children; the preschool curriculum; activities for toddlers and infants; routine activities. Lesson 6: Learning Activities Identifying children's interests; writing activity plans; using various materials in subject-matter activities; evaluating your activity planning. Lesson 7: Games and Learning Centers The reasons for games; how to group for games; preparing games; making games fun; setting up the game environment; gathering materials for games and learning centers. Lesson 8: Children with Special Needs Federal and state laws as they relate to children with special needs; the signs of a child with special needs; categories of special needs; working with children with special needs and their parents; future trends for the special education paraeducator. Lesson 9: Managing Children's Behavior Know your students; create limits and enforce them; anticipate and prevent inappropriate behavior; consequences; handling confrontations; strategies for maintaining order; positive reinforcement. Lesson 10: Classroom Organization Physically organizing and arranging a classroom; handling, filing and storing paperwork; keeping daily records, counts and forms; managing your time; setting up classroom procedures. Lesson 11: Learning the Ways of Your Workplace Your rights as a paraeducator; pursuing professional development; understanding school or center policies for paraeducators; record-keeping and personnel files; your professional review. Ready to get started on your Teacher Assisting training? Enroll online or call 1-800-957-5412 to speak with an Admissions Advisor.

Teacher Assistant Programs by State & City

Top 20 US Teacher Assistant Schools (campus and online)

Colorado College
Total Programs 60
Number of Subjects 55
Rank in USA 92nd
Valparaiso University
Total Programs 117
Number of Subjects 105
Rank in USA 188th
Hollins University
Total Programs 58
Number of Subjects 57
Rank in USA 290th
Dordt College
Total Programs 115
Number of Subjects 100
Rank in USA 295th
Eastern Mennonite University
Total Programs 66
Number of Subjects 79
Rank in USA 300th
Sweet Briar College
Total Programs 60
Number of Subjects 61
Rank in USA 355th
New Mexico State University-Main Campus
Total Programs 128
Number of Subjects 120
Rank in USA 396th
Aquinas College
Total Programs 8
Number of Subjects 19
Rank in USA 397th
Cedar Crest College
Total Programs 94
Number of Subjects 86
Rank in USA 414th
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Total Programs 145
Number of Subjects 128
Rank in USA 441st
Baptist Bible College and Seminary
Total Programs 12
Number of Subjects 17
Rank in USA 512th
Ohio Christian University
Total Programs 10
Number of Subjects 18
Rank in USA 544th
William Jessup University
Total Programs 22
Number of Subjects 26
Rank in USA 579th
Adams State College
Total Programs 34
Number of Subjects 44
Rank in USA 627th
Dallas Christian College
Total Programs 15
Number of Subjects 18
Rank in USA 632nd
University of Phoenix-Online Campus
Total Programs 76
Number of Subjects 85
Rank in USA 636th
Arlington Baptist College
Total Programs 6
Number of Subjects 6
Rank in USA 1184th
Management Resources Institute
Total Programs 15
Number of Subjects 16
Rank in USA 1346th
Martin Luther College
Total Programs 9
Number of Subjects 8
Rank in USA 1378th
Paul Quinn College
Total Programs 28
Number of Subjects 39
Rank in USA 1669th