Teacher Assistant Degree - Online and Campus Programs

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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. 

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Programs:
  • Master of Science in Education, Teaching and Learning
  • PhD in Educational Leadership
  • Education Specialist in Educational Leadership
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Get the real-world training you need to build a better career at CDI College. Choose from morning, afternoon and evening classes at one of many community-based locations across Canada.

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We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.

Programs:
  • M.Ed. - Teaching and Learning
  • MA Teaching: Middle Grades
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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.