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Teacher Assistant Training

Career Diploma in
Teacher Assisting

If you want to make a difference in childrens' lives, the Ashworth College teacher assistant training course will prepare you to get into a classroom fast. Learn how to manage, and educate children and create a fun and motivating learning environment.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Study Method: Textbooks with Online Exams
  • Program Length: As few as 6 Months

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  What You'll Learn

Our teacher assistant training combines an introduction to child development and psychology with practical tools to promote learning in the classroom. Everything you learn in our Teacher Assisting course is applicable in the real world. Key concepts include…

  • Determining age-appropriate learning activities
  • Planning relevant lessons
  • Relating to parents
  • Promoting safety
  • Teaching children with special needs

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Lesson 1: A Day in the Life of a Teacher Assistant  

What is a paraeducator?; the roles of the paraeducator; requirements for becoming a paraeducator; constructing an education philosophy; workplace ethics and conduct.

Lesson 2: The Teacher Assistant In The Diverse Classroom  

The concept of cultural diversity as applied to education; ways to overcome personal biases and stereotypes; major laws governing the education of ESL students; strategies for working with children and families of different cultures.

Lesson 3: Research Applications For The Classroom  

Brain-based learning; the twelve design principles of brain-based learning; collaborative teaching; findings in the 20/20/20 Wisconsin Research; elements of good paraeducator practice.

Lesson 4: Child Development  

The needs of children; stages of prenatal development; normal growth patterns in children; signs of developmental problems; theories of child and language development; emotional and moral development; humor.

Lesson 5: Preparation For New Challenges  

Preparing the classroom environment; maintaining order and safety; approaching, working and communicating with children; the preschool curriculum; activities for toddlers and infants; routine activities.

Lesson 6: Learning Activities  

Identifying children's interests; writing activity plans; using various materials in subject-matter activities; evaluating your activity planning.

Lesson 7: Games and Learning Centers  

The reasons for games; how to group for games; preparing games; making games fun; setting up the game environment; gathering materials for games and learning centers.

Lesson 8: Children with Special Needs  

Federal and state laws as they relate to children with special needs; the signs of a child with special needs; categories of special needs; working with children with special needs and their parents; future trends for the special education paraeducator.

Lesson 9: Managing Children's Behavior  

Know your students; create limits and enforce them; anticipate and prevent inappropriate behavior; consequences; handling confrontations; strategies for maintaining order; positive reinforcement.

Lesson 10: Classroom Organization  

Physically organizing and arranging a classroom; handling, filing and storing paperwork; keeping daily records, counts and forms; managing your time; setting up classroom procedures.

Lesson 11: Learning the Ways of Your Workplace  

Your rights as a paraeducator; pursuing professional development; understanding school or center policies for paraeducators; record-keeping and personnel files; your professional review.

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  What You Get

Get the latest teaching procedures from knowledgeable instructors with years of experience in their field. Our course combines a balance of theoretical concepts and practical application. Your tuition covers:

  • Comprehensive teacher assistant textbook & study guides
  • Open-book, online exams
  • Dedicated academic support and tutoring
  • Participation in the Student Community
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Graduates of our teacher assistant training receive a personalized diploma and may attend our annual graduation ceremony. You’ll be ready for a worthwhile career in a field you’ll love.

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Children need you now. Begin your Teacher Assisting course today. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.