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Teaching Assistant Certificate

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A certificate program that prepares you for the classroom.

In this program, you'll be prepared 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 SUC at Cortland, SUC at Oswego and a variety of other four-year institutions which feature educational programs.

Course Catalog

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

Job 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

Online Teaching Assistant Certificate Degree

The Teaching Assistant Certificate degree program is internet accessible and may be completed entirely online. Learn how!

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Prior Felony Disclaimer

Enrollment of Individuals with Prior Criminal History

Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of this program. For more information, read the Policy Regarding Enrollment of Individuals with Prior Felony Conviction.

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