Do you love working with children? Have you thought of becoming a teacher but not sure whether to take the plunge? You may want to consider training as a teacher assistant before you make up your mind. It’s a great way to enter the education sector with a rewarding and in-demand career in only 34 weeks!
Working with kids of all ages isn’t always easy, but it’s also extremely rewarding. We all have a teacher or someone who worked in our schools as a kid who was special to us. That one person who took a bit of extra time and made us feel loved and supported. That person can be you!
Here are five great reasons why becoming a teacher assistant with CBBC Career College is a great idea:
Reason to become a teacher assistant #1: it’s a great stepping stone
Many people start out on their teaching career path with a role as a teaching assistant. The experiences gained when you become a teaching assistant are invaluable if becoming a qualified teacher is the end goal. It will also help you to ‘get your feet wet’ and find out if teaching is for you.
Reason to become a teacher assistant #2: summers off
This may be job dependent but if you work in a public school your schedule will follow the same outline as everyone else. This means that you’ll be done at the end of June and not head back until the end of summer vacation. This is fantastic if you have kids of your own who need to be cared for during the summer and will save you a TON on child care. Even if you don’t have kids we know that a summer of trips to the beach and sleeping in will be extremely appreciated.
Reason to become a teacher assistant #3: there are tons of jobs
One of the sad realities of the COVID-19 pandemic is that there has been a lot of stress put on teachers. Teaching remotely, trying to keep everyone on track and safe, and dealing with uncertainty have become facts of life and part of the job. Teachers Assistants have become even more valuable, keeping everything on track and moving. They support the work of the teacher and carry some of the responsibility. There are lots of open positions for educated teacher assistants right now.
Reason to become a teacher assistant #4: teachers assistants make a difference
While teachers have a vital part to play in helping those children to overcome those difficulties, they have an entire class to focus on all of the time. This means that they cannot work so closely with each child that needs extra attention. As a teacher assistant, this is something that you can do – giving individual students the additional time and input that they require to increase their confidence and to make them feel valued and safe.
Reason to become a teacher assistant #5: start school now
You don’t have to wait to go back to school! Our Dartmouth Campus has a Teacher Assistant program starting on October 4, and the Sydney Campus starts on November 1. You should be in one of them! Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. Take the next step and speak to one of our Admissions Advisors today. Visit cbbccareercollege.ca for more information!