Teacher Aide Certificate

Curriculum EDU.AID.CERT (C320C)

The Teacher Aide certificate provides Paraprofessional preparation for students who wish to directly support teachers and children in the classroom.

Students will study child development theory, educational foundations and practices that will be applied during a supervised field experience in a school setting.

This certificate has the potential to serve three groups of students:

  • Future Paraprofessionals for non-Title I programs. By completing this curriculum, students who have little or no college experience will have a set of courses in general education and teacher preparation to be certified as a paraprofessional in non-Title I positions.
  • Future Paraprofessionals pursuing an Associate’s degree. Individuals can use the certificate as a stepping-stone toward completion of the AAS degree. By completing the certificate program they would achieve a credential at the halfway point of their program. (They also would be certified as a paraprofessional for work in non-Title I programs.)
  • Incumbent Paraprofessionals. This curriculum will serve those who possess college credits, when combined with or applied to the certificate requirements, total 60 or more credit hours. These individuals would then meet the requirements of NCLB (No Child Left Behind Act) and be eligible to work in Title I positions.

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ECE 110

Early Childhood Development

3

 

ECE 136

School-Age Programming

3

 

ECE 153

Guiding Children and Managing the Classroom

 

1

 

ECE 111

Introduction to Early Childhood Education or

 

#

EDU 207

Introduction to Education

3

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Two

#

ECE 121

Language Development & Activities

3

#

ECE 142

Students with Disabilities in School or

 

#

EDU 200

Introduction to Special Education

3

 

EDU 105

Technology for Educators

3

#

EDU 215

Educational Psychology

3

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

 

15

 

 

Total credits required

31

See ECE course descriptions.

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is a required for each ECE or EDU course in all ECE programs. 2.0 GPA is required for graduation.

Chairperson: Mary Rinchiuso, Ext. 3022

Gainful Employment

The information below is provided to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

Curriculum

Curriculum Title

CIPS Code

EDU.AID.CERT

(C320C)

TEACHER AIDE CERTIFICATE

13 1501

# of Graduates

# of Graduates Completing
On-Time

% Completing
On-Time

0

0

NA

Avg. Program Tuition Cost

Avg. Program Book Cost

Total Program Costs*

$ 3,302.00

$ 1,218.00

$ 4,520.00

Program Length
in Semesters

Program Credit

Hours

Median Loan

Debt

2

31

NA

SOC Code

SOC Description
(Associated Program Occupation(s))

Occupational Summary
(ONET webpage)

259041

Teacher Assistants

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-9041.00

*Transportation, personal expenses, and room and board costs are not included in the information above, but may apply to some students.

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-216W, or send an Email to: finaid@triton.edu.