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    Teaching Assistant


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    Hours: 795
    Duration: 12 months

    Language: English

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    Certification included

    To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

    Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

    Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

    No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

    We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

    Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

    Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

    Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

    If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    We strive to provide a fully online experience for students however some of our training courses include physical materials or equipment. Courses that have materials shipped directly to students will be shipped within 7 business days of registration. Some training courses have material for different sections and these courses may require multiple shipments as you completed stages of your course.

    Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

    Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

    Program Description

    A teaching assistant provides support to the lead classroom teacher, allowing the teacher to spend more time focusing on classroom instruction. Teaching Assistants perform many different tasks such as one on one attention with struggling students, monitoring the classroom anytime the full-time teacher is out, grading assignment, and integrating different technology into the classroom. Being a teaching assistant is a very rewarding career that provides the joy of teaching without the extensive academic training. Working as a teaching assistant is also a wonderful starting career for those looking to advance to a full-time teacher. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, teacher assistants make an average annual salary of $24,900 per year and can expect a job growth rate of 6% through 2024. What’s in this Program? This complete training program is comprised of ten individual courses that prepare students for an entry level position as a teaching assistant. In this program, we will cover child & adolescent development, child health, safety, and nutrition, classroom management, SMARTboard training, and the career of teacher assisting. Successfully completing this program will give students the necessary skills and knowledge to become a successful teaching assistant and prepare students to sit for the ETS’ ParaPro Assessment Certification exam. States may require additional education and experience for employment. Summary: Rewarding career with room for growth.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, students will be able to: • Identify effective instructional techniques used in a learning environment • Recall techniques for developing as a paraprofessional, such proper communication skills and professional ethics • Define the responsibilities of a paraprofessional and recognize day to day tasks • Recognize methods for supporting basic math and pre-algebra skills • List methods for supporting primary English language and composition skills • Identify historical and current perspectives of child development as well as various research methods • Recall the basics of genetic foundations as well as stages of development from conception to birth • Recognize the elements of physical development and ways to stay healthy • List theories of intelligence, cognitive and language development, as well as steps for information processing • Define the processes for the development of emotions, moral development, attachment, development of gender and play • List the basics of infectious diseases and how they affect health • Identify the methods for maintaining a safe environment which reduces the risk of injury • Recall the procedures for assessing social and emotional development of children • Recognize the standards of nutrition and the process of planning healthy meals • Define the principles of integrating a healthy childhood lifestyle to achieve optimal growth and development

    Courses Included

    • Child and Adolescent Development
    • Child Health, Safety and Nutrition
    • Teacher's Aide
    • Classroom Management Secrets
    • Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant
    • SMARTBoard Training
    • Rookie Teacher Survival Guide


    1. Understanding Public Schools • Developing as a Paraprofessional • Basic Math • Geometry and Pre-Algebra • English Grammar • English Composition 2. Creating a Positive Learning Environment • How to Manage Difficult Students and Conflicts • Improving Intrinsic Motivation • Restarting Your Classroom Management Plan 3. Paraprofessionals • Diverse Classrooms and Learners • Behavior Management • School Duties 4. Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development • Genetics, Conception, and Birth • Physical Development • Cognitive Development • Psychosocial Development 5. Introduction to Children's Health • Conditions Affecting Children's Health • Safety for the Young Child - Part 1 • Safety for the Young Child - Part 2 6. Foods and Nutrients: Basic Concepts • Nutrition and the Young Child 7. Getting Started with Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard • Creating Lessons and Presentations with SMART Notebook Collaborative Learning Software • Adding Interactive Tools and Collaborating Activities to Create Lessons or Presentations • Putting It All Together 8. Rookie Teacher Survival Guide • Proper reflective teaching practices • Developmentally appropriate practices • Fundamentals of creating a properly structured classroom environment • Building trust and a network with both children and family



    This program does not require any previous experience or knowledge.


    • Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant E-Book (Not included)
    • The Insightful Teacher: Reflective Strategies to Shape Your Early Childhood Classroom (Not included)
    • SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard for Dummies (Not included)
    • High-Tech Teaching Success!: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Innovative Technology in Your Classroom (Not included)
    • The Classroom Management Secret: And 45 Other Keys to a Well-Behaved Class (Not included)
    • Teaching Creativity: Supporting, Valuing and Inspiring Young Children's Creative Thinking (Not included)

    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx) • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled) • Adobe PDF Reader


    Upon successful completion this course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the ETS’ ParaPro Assessment Certification exam. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.


    • 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion

    Career Services

    Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:

    • Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
    • Resume Building Assistance
    • Externship or Shadowing Placement
    • Career Coaching
    • Employer Skills Matching
    • And More!

    We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.

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