A major/degree in Teacher Assistant/Aide is a program that prepares individuals to assist a teacher in regular classroom settings or in providing instruction and supervision to special student populations, such as bilingual/bicultural students, special education students, adult learners, and students learning English.
Includes instruction in techniques of general classroom supervision, maintaining order, assisting with lessons and carrying out related assignments.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Teacher Assistant/Aid (use the College Search feature and enter "Teacher Assistant” or "Teacher's Aid" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Teacher Assistant/Aide?
With a major/degree in Teacher Assistant/Aide you may find a support role in a classroom environment working with a licensed teacher. Generally, a certificate or associate program is needed. Some job titles include instructional assistant, paraprofessional, or teacher’s aide. As well, a college degree or related coursework in child development may lead to more job opportunities such as (but not limited to) classroom group lead or individualized instructor.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Teacher Assistant/Aide
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
Publications/Magazines in Teacher Assistant/Aide