CBBC Career College is well known for our Teacher Assistant program, a course that will get you job ready in just 34 weeks! With a mix of theory (in-class learning) and hands-on training through your practicum placement, you’ll have the technical skills and experience needed to get your resume noticed!
Becoming a Teacher Assistant is a great way to test the water in education to see if you’d like to do more schooling and become a teacher, or it’s a fantastic way to build a career and make an impact.
Work with kids and make a difference!
Although most teacher assistants work in elementary, middle, and high schools, others work in preschools and other childcare centres. Once you become a Teacher Assistant you’ll work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction. Assistants may help students with research skills, or help teachers by grading tests, checking homework, and taking attendance.
There are lots of varied day-to-day tasks for a teacher assistant and many opportunities for them within a school or grade level. For example, some teacher assistants work only with special education students. These students often attend regular classes and teacher assistants help them understand the material and adapt the information to their learning style. With students who have more severe disabilities, assistants may work with them both in regular classes and in separate classes. Teacher assistants may help these students with basic needs, such as feeding or personal hygiene. With young adults, they may help students with disabilities learn skills necessary for them to find a job after graduation.
It’s also possible to specialize within a subject or area of learning. For example as a teacher assistant you may work in the computer lab, teaching students how to use computers and helping them use software. Or you may work as recess or lunchroom attendants, supervising students during these times of the day.
Although most teacher assistants work in elementary, middle, and high schools, others work in preschools and other childcare centres. Often, one or two assistants work with a lead teacher to give the individual attention that young children need. They help with educational activities. They also supervise the children at play and help with feeding and other basic care.
Are you up for the task?
This is a job where you need to be ‘on’ all the time. Kids don’t stop just because you’re having a bad day or don’t feel like being peppered with questions all day long. It takes a special person to go into education and people who do tend to be social individuals. These are people who are kind, generous, cooperative, patient, caring, helpful, empathetic, tactful, and friendly. They excel at socializing, helping others, and teaching.
It’s time to change your life. It’s time for an education from CBBC Career College.
Get a leg up in the job market NOW (don’t wait!). We would love to chat with you more about becoming a teacher assistant. To learn more and to connect with us, visit the teacher Assistant Program page here. We look forward to chatting with you more about this exciting program (and your new career opportunities!).