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This program is designed to prepare students to work as Teaching Assistants and to provide them with a core of college-level courses that may be applied to a transfer degree. Graduates are prepared to accept positions as Teaching Assistants. This program fulfills the college credit hour requirement for a New York State Level III Teaching Assistant Certificate. Daily tasks of the teaching assistant include:

  • Assisting the teacher with large group instruction
  • Working with students in small groups
  • Providing one-on-one guidance to students
  • Scoring tests, quizzes and homework assignments
  • Providing clerical assistance to the teacher

Course Catalog

View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Teaching Assistant Certificate

Career Opportunities

Graduates find employment in elementary or secondary schools. Others may opt to continue their studies by pursuing a degree in Liberal Arts: Childhood Education, Liberal Arts: General Studies, Liberal Arts: Humanities or Liberal Arts: Social Science. Upon completion of the A.A. degree, students may transfer to SUC at Cortland, SUC at Oswego and a variety of other four-year institutions which feature educational programs.

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Online Teaching Assistant Certificate Degree

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Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Program Name: Teaching Assistant

OPEID: 004788
CIP Code: 13.1501
Occupation(s): Teacher Assistants
O*Net Link to occupational profiles: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-9041.00

Program costs for New York State residents *

Tuition & Fees: $4,490
Books & Supplies: $1,200
Room & Board: $9,200

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* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.


Q. How long will it take me to complete this program?

A. The program is designed to take 1 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2014-2015, 75% finished in 1 years.

Q. What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

A. The job placement rate for students who completed this program is *%.

* This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.


Q. What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

A. Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

  • Federal loans: $38,248
  • Private education loans: $0
  • Institutional financing plan: $0

The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 50% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.

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