Teacher Assistant Degree - Online and Campus Programs

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With five convenient Alberta locations, Reeves College can help train you for a rewarding new career. Choose from career-focused programs in Healthcare, Business and Hospitality.

Locations:  Edmonton, AB

Programs:
  • Education Assistant

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Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

 

Locations:  Fort Lauderdale, FL Lakeland, FL Port Saint Lucie, FL More...

Programs:
  • Master of Science in Education, Teaching and Learning
  • Master of Science in Education, Online Teaching and Learning
  • Education Specialist in Educational Leadership

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Building on Purdue's mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education, Purdue University Global delivers a fully personalized online experience that's tailored to working adults. By opening the doors to adults who need flexibility to fit learning into their busy lives, we make it possible to achieve a high-quality education from a prestigious university system—completely online.

Programs:
  • MA in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5-12)
  • MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)

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Teacher Assistants Assist Teachers--and So Much More

Teacher assistants are the answer to overwhelmed teachers and students who need special attention. A teacher assistant certificate can put you in a great position to work in education and be the helping hand that shapes futures. Teacher assistant positions often utilize a combination of clerical and teaching skills; others work with special needs populations.

A Teaching Assistant Degree Prepares You for a Teaching Career

Almost 40 percent of teacher assistants work part time. Some states only require a high school diploma, but a postsecondary teacher assistant degree will take you farther and provide a better job outlook. In many Title 1 schools (low income), federal mandates require teacher assistants to have two-year degrees, and the job outlook is better for teacher assistants who have degrees. An associate teacher assistant degree is a two year degree that prepares you to assist a classroom teacher in instruction and supervision for special needs children, bilingual students and students with physical or emotional disabilities. Instruction includes
  • lesson preparation and delivery
  • communications
  • classroom supervision

Employment Outlook for Teaching Careers

As children with learning and physical disabilities become mainstreamed into public school--and as bilingual classes grow--teacher assistants become more in demand to give specialized attention to students in small groups. Teacher assistants can work in public education K through 12, or in preschools and child care centers or under the guidance of therapists with infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a favorable job outlook for teacher assistants with employment expected to grow by 10 percent between 2008 and 2018. The middle 50 percent of teacher assistants make between $17,610 and $28,180, with the highest 10 percent making nearly $34,000 a year.