Teaching Assistant Certificate Program

About the Program


Program Description

This program develops professional career skills needed for students pursuing support positions in varied educational settings. All courses also apply toward an Associate Degree AND the Jointly Registered Teacher Education Program, AND as preparation for New York State Teacher Assistant Licensure and Certification.

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Mission

This 25-credit program is designed to develop career skills in preparation for New York State Teacher Assistant Licensure and Certification. All courses are applicable toward an Associate Degree AND the Jointly Registered Teacher Education Program.

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Goals

  • To provide students adequate information and preparation as part of their successful completion of the New York State Teaching Assistant Licensure and Certification.
  • To introduce career aptitudes and skills necessary for educational and behavioral assistance in New York State classrooms from Preschool to High School.
  • To supply a basic educational foundation comprised of at least three SUNY General Education topics and at least one area of liberal arts and sciences.
  • To furnish specific educational courses which meet Federal and/or New York State requirements for Teaching Assistants, which simultaneously can be applied toward an Associate Degree and the Jointly Registered Teacher Education Program.

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Student Learning Outcomes of the Teaching Assistant Certificate Program

Students will:

  1. Communicate effectively both in oral and written formats.
  2. Articulate a beginning philosophy of education, and demonstrate an awareness of the role of diversity in education.
  3. Exhibit a beginning understanding of child development.
  4. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of and an appreciation for the cultural, social, and natural worlds.

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