Become a Teaching Assistant

Are you ready to start your dream career? In this course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to educational support services that will help you to enter the education industry with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

What Happens in the Teaching Assistant Certificate Course

The Teaching Assistant Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Teaching Assistant). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Teaching Assistant Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Teaching Assistant Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Teaching Assistant Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Teaching Assistant Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College). Topics covered in this course include:

Introduction

  • The Education Industry
  • Teaching Assistant as a Profession
  • Requirements to Work as a Paraprofessional Educator
  • History of the Profession
  • Trends in the Field
  • Benefits of Being a Teaching Assistant

What a Teaching Assistant Does

  • Specializations
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Key TA Roles and Responsibilities
  • Classroom Management
  • Behavior Management and Modification
  • Academic/Instructional Supports
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • English Learners
  • Special Education
  • Assessments and Observation Methods
  • Collaboration

Getting Ready

  • Skills and Knowledge You Will Need
  • Learn by Doing
  • Learn From Other Paraprofessionals
  • Education and Training Programs
  • Resources for Self-Study
  • ParaPro Assessments

Getting Hired

  • How to Find Job Openings
  • Job-Hunting Materials
  • Job Interviews
  • The Job Offer

Starting Your Own Business

  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Start-up and Operating Expenses
  • Taxes and Insurance
  • Setting Your Fees
  • Keeping Track of Your Finances
  • Strategic Partners and Support Staff

Marketing Your Business

  • Choose Your Target Markets
  • Marketing Tools and Techniques
  • Client Contracts

What Is Included in the Teaching Assistant Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Teaching Assistant Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Teaching Assistant Certificate Course
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Teaching Assistants for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Teaching Assistant Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Teaching Assistant (e-book edition)


Register for the Teaching Assistant Certificate Course

$149.00
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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

SUMMER SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Teaching Assistant Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the June 17, 2024 course.

Register today for the Teaching Assistant Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Teaching Assistant Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

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About a Career as a Teaching Assistant

Do you enjoy helping others, especially children and teens who may be facing barriers to their classroom learning? Do you value diversity, and enjoy forming connections with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and with a wide range of abilities? Do you thrive when faced with challenges in an ever-changing environment where you need to think on your feet? If so, a career as a teaching assistant might be the perfect fit for you.

Teaching assistants—also called educational assistants, teacher aides, paraprofessional educators, paraeducators, and a variety of other similar terms—work under the supervision of a licensed teacher to provide extra support to students. This includes students of all ages who require assistance with their learning, behavior, and/or activities of daily living (including personal or intimate care). They provide these supports in a variety of locations throughout the school day: in the classroom, on the playground, on the school bus, on school trips, and anywhere else they are needed.

Paraeducators are the fastest growing segment of education workers in the United States according to the Director of PreK–12 Research and Practice at New America, and their numbers are increasing in other countries as well. Despite this, there are TA shortages in many places worldwide—school boards simply can’t keep up with the demand! This means it is a perfect time to enter this challenging yet rewarding career.

Many TAs do the work that they do because they feel called to the profession. Even if your primary motivations are not financial, it’s good to know that you’ll be compensated well for your hard work. While TA salaries will vary depending on where you work, many TAs make upwards of $54,000 annually according to Indeed.com. These figures do not account for benefits, or for the income you can bring in by offering related freelance services, as many TAs do.

So what are you waiting for? Invest in your future and enroll in this course today to take the first step towards a fulfilling career as a Teaching Assistant.

If IAP Career College has the course that you are looking to take, take it. I hesitated between several career colleges prior and choosing IAP was the best decision I had made. In 4 months, I had already completed 2 certifications and those won’t be my last. It gives you clear insights on the program you wish to learn and the schedule is adaptable to your lifestyle.
Nicole Buenaventura, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Money Does a Teaching Assistant Make?
    Many TAs do the work that they do because they feel called to the profession. Even if your primary motivations are not financial, it’s good to know that you’ll be compensated well for your hard work. While TA salaries will vary depending on where you work, many TAs make upwards of $54,000 annually according to Indeed.com. These figures do not account for benefits, or for the income you can bring in by offering related freelance services, as many TAs do.
  • What Does a Teaching Assistant Do?
    Teaching assistants—also called educational assistants, teacher aides, paraprofessional educators, paraeducators, and a variety of other similar terms—work under the supervision of a licensed teacher to provide extra support to students. This includes students of all ages who require assistance with their learning, behavior, and/or activities of daily living (including personal or intimate care). They provide these supports in a variety of locations throughout the school day: in the classroom, on the playground, on the school bus, on school trips, and anywhere else they are needed.
  • How Do I Become a Teaching Assistant?
    Earning a certificate as a teaching assistant will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming one. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, and a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings.
  • What is the Teaching Assistant Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Teaching Assistant Certificate Course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to paraprofessional education careers. You will learn about the key aspects of educational support work, including classroom management, behavior management, and a variety of instructional and non-instructional support strategies. This online learning program has suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Teaching Assistant). The course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home. It has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule. The Teaching Assistant Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.