Teacher’s aides play a key support role in student learning and development. Typical
duties for a teacher’s aide include preparing lessons or activities for a teacher,
setting up materials, or monitoring student progress and activities.
About This Program
In this certificate program course, students will learn highly effective classroom
management techniques, instructional control, and positive behavior supports. ln addition to learning how to recognize developmental milestones for children and
adolescents, they will also be able to identify characteristics and intervention strategies
for students with various disabilities.
Become A Certified Paraprofessional
Today’s teachers need skilled paraprofessionals more than ever.
This 100% online course will train you to work with K-12 students in as little as
By course completion, you will also be fully prepared to pass the ETS ParaPro Praxis
Assessment exam and become a certified paraprofessional.
The purpose of teacher aids (also called teacher assistants or T.A's) is to assist
and support the teacher throughout the classroom and supervise students during class
They also and can provide one-on-one assistance to students who may need a bit more
attention or extra help.
T.A.s frequently assist teachers with tracking homework and attendance, setting up
class plans and supplies, and other various other tasks. If the primary instructor
is absent or has other commitments, they might even temporarily take over a class.
Teacher’s Aide Career
Teachers's Aides can be found at all levels of education: Pre-schools, Elementary
Schools, Middle Schools (Junior High), Secondary Schools (High School), and Post Secondary
schools (College & Universty). This makes it a broad and open carreer path.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreports that demand for teaching assistant roles (teacher’s aides, teacher’s assistantand paraprofessionals) is projected to increase by 4% over the next decade.
Teacher’s Aide Salary Expectations
In 2021, the average Teacher’s Aide made:
a average yearly salary of $31,760
The top 5 States with the highest employment level in Teaching Assistants (Excluding Postsecondary) are:
Q: What is the difference between a teacher’s aide, a teaching assistant and a paraprofessional? A: Functionally, there are no key differences between teacher’s aides, assistants and
paraprofessionals. While the specific job titles may differ between school districts,
these roles all provide administrative and classroom support for lead teachers and
share the same qualifications.
Q: How important is a paraprofessional certification? A: As with any industry-recognized credential, paraprofessional certification signifies
a deep understanding of student needs and how to best help them while learning. In
fact, teaching assistants are required to get paraprofessional certification in many
Take and pass the ETS ParaPro Praxis Assessment exam
Understand the roles and responsibilities of paraprofessional educators
Identify benchmarks of development for children and adolescents
Gain classroom management strategies, instructional control, and positive behavior
Identify characteristics and intervention strategies for students with various disabilities.
There are no prerequisites to complete this course.
Teacher's Aide Foundations
Child And Adolescent Development
Communication And Classroom Management
Supporting Students In The General Education Setting
Students With Exceptionalities
Supporting The Reading Process
Supporting The Writing Process
Preparing For The Ets Parapro Assessment
Career Roadmap: The Job Search And Future Opportunities (Optional Lesson)
Portfolio Final Project: Instructions And Submission
Kt (Katie) Paxton
Kt Paxton is a certified teacher with a master’s degree in Education focusing on Learning
and Technology. She has more than 20 years of classroom experience and has been an
online instructor since 2003. She also owned and managed a home daycare for five years
and is the author of More Adventures With Kids in San Diego. Furthermore, Kt has trained and placed tutors with at-risk students in over 100
schools in addition to working with the students herself.
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