Teacher’s Aide Professional Program (CCTP)
Short Description: Teacher’s Aide Professionals are educational professionals who work alongside full-time teachers to reinforce their instruction and provide administrative assistance. Teacher’s Aides perform many different tasks such as one on one attention with struggling students, monitoring the classroom anytime the full-time teacher is out, grading assignment, and integrating different technology into the classroom. Being a teacher’s aide is a very rewarding career that provides the opportunity of teaching without the extensive academic training. Working as a teacher’s aide is also a wonderful starting career for those looking to advance to a full-time teacher. The salary for teacher’s aides can vary depending on location and school district. The 2015 median salary for a teacher’s aide was $24,900.
What’s in this Program? This complete training program is comprised of seven individual courses that prepare students for an entry level position as a teacher’s aide. In this program, we will cover child & adolescent development, child health, safety, and nutrition, classroom management, SMARTboard training, and the career of teacher assisting. Successfully completing this program will give students the necessary skills and knowledge to become a successful teacher’s aide and prepare students to sit for the ETS’ ParaPro Assessment Certification exam. States may require additional education and experience for employment.
**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**
Summary: Rewarding career with room for growth.
Instructor Description: Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!
Certification: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the ETS’ ParaPro Assessment Certification exam.
Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.