The Teacher Assistant Certificate program will enable you to work in educational settings under the supervision and direction of a teacher, providing support to students who require assistance in developmental, behavioral, and/or learning tasks.
NYC Board of Education Requirements:
1. High School Diploma or GED ®
2. CPR certification
3. Training in the Recognition & Reporting of Child Abuse & School Violence Prevention (see page 41 in our brochure)
Payment Plan available with no discount (classes must be paid in full by start date)
PROGRAM REQUIRED COURSES:
Functions of the Teacher Assistant Learn the skills to effectiively support students and teachers in diverse educational settings.
Child Development and Learning Explore basic theories, principles, research findings and concepts regarding learning and development from a psychological, sociological and physiological perspective.
Language Arts and Math Curricula Theories & Practices A blend of theory and practice set within the frame - work of the New York City Board of Education’s Language Arts and Mathematics curricula.
Strategies for Supporting and Managing Behavior An introduction to theories, models and skills required to guide and respond positively to the behavior of children, individually and in group set - tings.
Best Practices An overview of the best practices needed by teacher assistants in special education classrooms.
Basic Writing Designed as a pathway for adults to focus on developing life skills that are needed to become effective and efficient communicators. Build knowledge and fluency in the writing process associated with today's technology. Instruction will review basic writing skills needed to work in the business and education sector
Teacher Assistant Test Prep This course is for individuals who have completed the requisite course work and are interested in taking the New York State Assessment of Teacher Assistant Skills Test. Core areas of the NYSATAS (reading, writing, math and instructional support) will be reviewed and multiple-choice questions similar to those presented in the examination will be practiced.
Please email XCMota@hostos.cuny.edu for more information.