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Teacher Aide

Stratford's Teacher Aide course is designed to provide a well-rounded education regarding the duties of today's classroom aide in a variety of settings and grade levels.

Many teacher aide jobs are part-time or during regular school hours. So, if you are a busy mom or dad, working during school hours could be a great career opportunity for you.

Discover more about the important role paraprofessionals play in educating and supporting today's youth.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of jobs for teacher assistants is projected to increase by 4% through 2029.*
Today's Teacher Aide: An Introduction to the Classroom and the Children
• The Role, Duties, and Responsibilities of the Teacher Aide
• Qualities and Attributes of an Effective Teacher Aide
• Guidelines When Working with Teachers
• Division of Tasks and Communication
• Level of Supervision
• Observing and Recording Student Behavior
• Guiding Behavior and Ignoring Negative Behaviors
• Sanctions and Reinforcement
• Fostering Self-Esteem and Showing Approval
• Developmental Changes in Children
• Normative Scales
• Characteristics of Typical Children from Age Two to Thirteen

Paraprofessionals in the Classroom—Part 1
• Defining the Educational Paraprofessional
• Instructional Supervision
• Critical Components of Effective Instruction
• Monitoring Instructional Effectiveness
• Organization and Management of the Learning Environment
• Learner Characteristics

Paraprofessionals in the Classroom—Part 2
• Influencing Behavior
• Recognition, Praise, and Sanctions
• Time as a Behavior Management Tool
• Laws and Regulations Affecting Paraprofessionals’ Roles
• Professional and Ethical Behavior
• Reflection and Self-Evaluation

Paraprofessional’s Handbook
• The Role of Paraprofessionals Today
• Types of Classrooms
• Special Education
• Social Construction of Disability
• Specific Learning Disabilities
• Speech and Language
• Inclusive Education
• Collaborating with Others: Working with a Team
• Rethinking Students: Presuming Competence
• Providing Social Supports
• Providing Academic Supports
• Providing Behavioral Supports
• Self-Care
• Creative Problem-Solving Process

This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021 Edition
Teacher Aide Course

"This course helped enhance my abilities to understand that a paraprofessional job is not easy, but with consistency and hard work student's needs can be met."

Tomora P.

"I love my career choice and how easy SCI made it happen for me!"

Megan S.