SUNY Jefferson

Teaching Assistant Certificate

Teaching Assistant Certificate

  • Program Type: Career, 1-year
  • Delivery: On-campus
  • Personal Interests: Love of learning, working with children, shaping future generations
  • Skill Building: Teaching, communication, educating, creativity
  • Career Options: Education (all grade levels)
  • Program Code: HEGIS 5503

Work with children and educators

The Teaching Assistant Certificate program emphasizes essential communication skills such as composition, reading and public speaking; child development; and the background for historical and mathematical concepts.

You will fulfill the academic requirements of 80-5.6 of the NYS Commissioner’s Regulations for Teaching Assistants

This program offers:

  • Strong connection to local employers
  • Broad-based perspective that prepares you for education and related fields
  • Short-term program to enter the education field

Join the growing education field

Schools are consistently looking for teaching assistants to help round out their staff and professionals working with children and youth.

Learn to help young people grow and develop

When you graduate with a Teaching Assistant Certificate you will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively for diverse purposes and audiences, and have the ability to find, evaluate, and credit accurately authoritative sources
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history, conventions, and best practices within the field of education
  • Understand major milestones and principles of physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development in children

School districts need you

As a teaching assistant you will provide both instructional services to students and clerical support for certified classroom teachers. You are a partner in the classroom and teaching assistants are employed at all grade levels.

General duties of teaching assistants may include:

  • Tutoring students
  • Assisting students with available resources
  • Working with pupils on specialized projects
  • Providing students with individualized attention
  • Correcting and grading tests
  • Maintaining files and records
  • Assisting with developing instructional materials

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of Teaching Assistants is expected to grow. In the local area new workers start around $20,482. Normal pay is $24,825 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to $37,774.

 

 

Contact Enrollment Services for Application and Admissions Information

Jules Center 6-010 (ground level)
admissions@sunyjefferson.edu
(315) 786-2437, fax (315) 786-2349 or toll free (888) 435-6522

8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. Monday—Thursday
Extended hours on Tuesday evenings until 6:00 p.m
8:00 a.m.— 12:30 p.m. Friday

 

Looking to go further someday

All teaching assistant certificate requirements also apply to Jefferson’s Childhood Education A.A. degree program. You will be ahead of the curve if you choose to pursue a full teaching degree.

 

Requirements for the Teaching Assistant Certificate

Effective Fall 2014

Teaching Assistant Certificate Degree Requirements (24-25 Credit Hours)
Teaching Assistant Certificate Requirements (24-25 credit hours)
Credit Hours
EDU 210:  Principles of Education 3
ENG 101:  Research and Composition 3
ENG 102:  Literature and Composition 3
HIS 150:  American History to 1877 or 
HIS 151:  American History 1877 to Present
3
MTH 148:  Mathematical Reasoning for Elementary Teachers 1 3-4
PSY 133:  Introduction to Psychology
3
PSY 220:  Child and Adolescent Development
3
STA 151:   Public Speaking
3

Total Credit Hours 24-25

 

Program Contacts

Gwen Francis-Frey

Education Department Chair
gfrancis-frey@sunyjefferson.edu
(315)786-2362

Jeri Fairman

Associate Vice President for Liberal Arts
jfairman@sunyjefferson.edu 
(315) 786-6542