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Fast Facts for Teacher Assistants in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: State College, Altoona and Reading
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Pittsburgh, Scranton and Harrisburg
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown

Salaries for Teacher Assistants in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: State College, Philadelphia and Scranton

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Programs
  • B.S. in Educational Studies (Does Not Lead to Teacher Licensure)
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Programs
  • MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
  • 100% online degrees include Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Education, and more.
  • Students and faculty are encouraged to engage in a collaborative learning environment that promotes personal and professional growth.
  • All faculty are professionals in the field of education, with PhD or EdD qualifications.
  • Programs are designed to help educators at every level sharpen their teaching skills.
Programs
  • Middle Grades Education (Ed.S.)
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
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  • Challenging students to live extraordinary lives of personal and professional fulfillment since 1878.
  • Offers programs in business, communication, education, humanities, fine arts, health sciences, and graduate studies.
  • Provides on-campus housing options and study abroad programs for students.
  • Campus features several academic centers for students, including The Writing Center and the Study Place for Achievement (SPA).
Programs
  • Education Specialist in Instructional Design and Technology
  • Master of Science in Education
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
Programs
  • M.Ed. Curr & Ins - Dyslexia Studies & LBLD
  • M.Ed. Curriculum Instr - Technology
  • M.Ed. Curriculum Instr - Ed Leadership
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Programs
  • Master of Science: Education
  • Master of Arts: Teaching
  • Master of Science in Higher Education - College Teaching
  •  Ranked one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  •  Offers a no-obligation, 3-week trial period where students may determine if the university is right for them before they commit to it.
  •  Strives to be a student’s partner in lifelong learning; committed to helping them achieve their goals.
  •  Serves students of all ages, from first-graders learning to read to professionals seeking postgraduate training.
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Programs
  • General Education - Doctor of Education
  • MEd - Reading Education
  • E-Learning - EdS
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
Programs
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Ranked 21st among the Best Education Schools in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Established in 1918 with the mission, “to improve learning in urban education locally, nationally, and globally.”
  • The first major research university to offer an online M.A.  in teaching program.
  • Offers certificate through doctoral programs in teaching, counseling, and more.
  • All programs taught with the guiding principles of leadership, learning, accountability, and diversity.
Programs
  • Online Accelerated Teaching Certification

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Programs
  • Early Childhood Education - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Committed to excellence in post-secondary education since 1982, with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, the main campus spans 63,500 square feet.
  • Offers programs in business, design, criminal justice, and more.
  • Gives several benefits to alumni including national discounts and career services.
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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More Pennsylvania Teaching Assistant Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Newtown
Associate
9,649
Allentown
Masters
1,888
Pittsburgh
Associate
18,525
Monaca
Associate
3,194
Schnecksville
Associate
7,184
Nanticoke
Associate
6,323
Blue Bell
Associate
9,184
Bethlehem
Associate
7,912
Johnstown
Associate
1,358
Reading
Associate
4,682
Youngwood
Associate
6,239

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Teacher Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Teacher Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Teacher Assistants relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Altoona 420 $22,680
Johnstown 390 $23,350
Chambersburg 390 $24,660
Waynesboro 390 $24,660
East Stroudsburg 590 $27,010
Erie 1140 $25,150
Gettysburg 200 $22,300
Bloomsburg 230 $22,240
Berwick 230 $22,240
Harrisburg 2160 $22,410
Carlisle 2160 $22,410
Lancaster 1770 $25,790
Lebanon 340 $22,210
Pittsburgh 7170 $23,750
Reading 1900 $22,980
Scranton 2010 $21,930
Wilkes 2010 $21,930
Barre 2010 $21,930
Hazleton 2010 $21,930
State College 480 $26,550
Williamsport 460 $23,380
York 1970 $23,100
Hanover 1970 $23,100

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