Teaching Assistant

For those that enjoy working with children and helping further their academic development, a career as a teaching assistant could be appropriate. Aspiring teaching assistants can earn associate degrees and become certified in the field. Read on to learn more about the training needed to become a teaching assistant, and get career info.

Inside Teaching Assistance

Teaching assistants (TAs) work under the direction of licensed teachers in the classroom. TAs are primarily responsible for helping teachers plan lessons and control classrooms. They may help individual students, help on field trips or organize classroom events.

Education Information

In some instances, TAs must only have completed high school to obtain employment in this field, though college credit is usually advantageous. In other cases, such as in Title-1 schools, teacher assistants must have a minimum of an associate degree or higher and must pass state assessment tests in reading, math and writing if they will be teaching. The following pages provide information about the degree programs that can prepare you for a career assisting teachers in the classroom.

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