Teacher assistants go by many names: paraprofessional, teacher's aide, paraeducator, and instructional aide. Typically, the teacher provides initial instruction on concepts, and the teaching assistant reinforces these lessons by working with students in small groups or one-on-one.
In addition, the teacher's assistant helps with record keeping, prepares instructional materials, supervises students and enforces school rules, and may grade papers and tests. If you enjoy working with children and believe in the value of education, a career as a teaching assistant may be the job for you.
The New York Department of Education requires all teacher assistants to have certification. Formal education helps prepare hopeful teaching assistants for certification.
All of these programs are designed to prepare graduates to pass Level III certification by the New York Board of Education. Students develop the following core competencies:
In addition, students receive preparatory instruction in taking and passing the New York State Teacher Certification Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills Exam.
New York does not require licensing, but it does have a teaching assistant certification requirement. Certification includes four levels:
Teaching assistants must also complete the following:
Teacher assistants in New York have online resources available for information and up-to-date news in their career.
Schools for Teacher Assistants in New York are listed below.
These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).
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This list also contains online schools that accept students from New York.
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.
Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program.
Concordia University, Nebraska offers accredited Master of Education and Master of Science degree programs online to help advance your career and become a transformative leader.
Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.
Advance your teaching career with an online master's degree from University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.
NU has been educating leaders since 1934 at our campus near Seattle. If you have a dream, we can help make it possible.
|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Adirondack Community College||Queensbury||Associate||3,408|
|CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College||New York||Associate||19,259|
|CUNY Bronx Community College||Bronx||Associate||9,003|
|CUNY Hostos Community College||Bronx||Associate||5,112|
|CUNY Kingsborough Community College||Brooklyn||Associate||14,962|
|CUNY LaGuardia Community College||Long Island City||Associate||15,169|
|CUNY Medgar Evers College||Brooklyn||Bachelor||5,550|
|CUNY Queensborough Community College||Bayside||Associate||13,359|
|Columbia-Greene Community College||Hudson||Associate||1,823|
|Dutchess Community College||Poughkeepsie||Associate||8,248|
|Erie Community College||Buffalo||Associate||13,053|
|Finger Lakes Community College||Canandaigua||Associate||5,351|
|Fulton-Montgomery Community College||Johnstown||Associate||2,235|
|Genesee Community College||Batavia||Associate||6,472|
|Herkimer County Community College||Herkimer||Associate||3,328|
|Hudson Valley Community College||Troy||Associate||12,296|
|Jefferson Community College||Watertown||Associate||3,191|
|Maria College of Albany||Albany||Associate||752|
|Niagara County Community College||Sanborn||Associate||6,331|
|Orange County Community College||Middletown||Associate||6,602|
|SUNY Westchester Community College||Valhalla||Associate||12,073|
|Schenectady County Community College||Schenectady||Associate||4,367|
|Villa Maria College Buffalo||Buffalo||Bachelor||455|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for New York. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.
Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Teacher Assistants relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.
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