Teaching Assistant Certificate


Ultimate preparation for the classroom.

Herkimer’s Teaching Assistant Certificate program prepares you to work as a teaching assistant while obtaining a core of college-level courses that may be applied to a transfer degree. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to accept positions as a teaching assistant.

This program fulfills the college credit hour requirement for a New York State Level III Teaching Assistant Certificate.

As a teaching assistant, you'll:

  • Assist the teacher with large group instruction
  • Work with students in small groups
  • Provide one-on-one guidance to students
  • Score tests, quizzes, and homework assignments
  • Provide clerical assistance to the teacher

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 SUNY Cortland, SUNY Oswego, and a variety of other four-year institutions which feature educational programs.


Curriculum

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.


Online Learning

The Teaching Assistant Certificate program may also be completed entirely online through our Internet Academy. We offer the same level of care and service to online students as we do to on-campus students. All necessary services are accessible online, including registration, placement testing, bill payment, tutoring, book purchasing, and academic advisement. Learn more!


Cost & Financial Aid

Herkimer College offers a quality and affordable educational experience. Learn about our cost of attendance and financial aid.


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