Paraprofessional: Teaching Assistant (Certificate Program)

This program is being taught out and is no longer open to new Students

A paraprofessional teaching assistant can often mean the difference between helping a young student achieve and watching them fail. Today’s teaching assistant is quickly becoming an essential element in elementary, middle and high school classrooms. If this sounds like your kind of career, get started with a Paraprofessional: Teaching Assistant Certificate from Grantham University.

You will relearn the fundamental concepts needed to help teachers in high school, middle school and elementary settings. You will also be prepared for paraprofessional certification testing, such as the ETS ParaPro Assessment or ACT WorkKeys.

How much will it cost?

The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour, $250 if you’re a military member, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

TIME TO DEGREE COMPLETION
15
CREDIT HOURS
6
MONTHS TO COMPLETE
UP TO
75%
CLOSER TO GRADUATION WITH CREDIT FOR PRIOR COURSEWORK + LIFE EXPERIENCE
8%

8% Job Growth

Job Outlook1

Employment of teacher assistants is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Rising student enrollment along with state and federal funding for education programs should affect growth.

Career Options1:

• Social and Human Services Assistant

• Teacher Assist in:
— Children Centers
— Public or Private Schools
— Religious Organizations
When can I start?

Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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Paraprofessional: Teaching Assistant (Certificate Program)

Paraprofessional: Teaching Assistant Outcomes

After successfully completing Grantham University’s online paraprofessional certificate courses, you will be able to:

  • Read and comprehend a variety of texts
  • Demonstrate effective writing skills
  • Apply test taking strategies to practice and final ETS ParaPro or ACT WorkKey assessments
  • Demonstrate fundamental concepts of Mathematics
Core Professional Competencies

Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these six critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – Formulating and expressing thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and non-verbal communication skills in person, in writing and in a digital world.
  • Distributed Collaboration – Working effectively across distributed locations and asynchronously to achieve a common goal through relationship-building, shared responsibility, empathy and respect.
  • Professional and Social Responsibilities – Engaging in social responsibility through seeking justice, valuing diversity, respecting the environment; demonstrating professionalism through integrity, mutual accountability and ethical behavior. This includes considering the social and global impact of individual and organizational decisions and an awareness of and adherence to regulations, professional standards and industry best practices.
  • Critical thinking/problem solving – Using analytical reasoning when gathering and evaluating relevant information to effectively formulate possible solutions for an issue, problem or a variety of issues. This includes the ability to recognize potential consequences of a decision.
  • Career Management – Identifying knowledge, skills, abilities and personal strengths and experiences necessary to pursue career goals. Recognizing areas for professional growth, how to navigate and explore job options and to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
  • Data Aptitude - Developing information literacy and the capacity to manage data with subsequent finding, structuring, evaluating and interpreting in order to provide meaningful analysis to accomplish a specific purpose.

Prepare for the ETS ParaPro Assessment and ACT WorkKeys.

The skills you will have earned upon completing the certificate program for Paraprofessional: Teaching Assistant will put you well on the way toward taking national tests such as the ETS ParaPro Assessment and ACT WorkKeys.

Paraprofessional: Teaching Assistant (Certificate Program)

This program is being taught out and is no longer open to new Students

Grantham University’s 100% online coursework is designed to help you prepare for teaching assistant jobs.

Prepare for the ETS ParaPro Assessment and ACT WorkKeys.

The skills you will have earned upon completing the certificate program for Paraprofessional: Teaching Assistant will put you well on the way toward taking national tests such as the ETS ParaPro Assessment and ACT WorkKeys.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 15
Total Credit Hours: 15
Accreditation(s): DEAC
Program Core: 15
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU101 Title: Student Success Credits: 3
  This course provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills needed for today's online college environment. Students will explore their own preparedness for online learning through examination and analysis of their own skills, traits, and behaviors. In addition, students will acclimate to the online college environment through specifically-designed activities which provide opportunities to acquire necessary skills, behaviors, and understandings which are essential for academic success.
Course: EN101 Title: English Composition I Credits: 3
  This course emphasizes the writing process. Students will apply principles of good writing practice through various genre (narrative, persuasive, expository writings). Additionally, students will analyze reading material as part of the critical and creative thinking processes associated with written communication.
Course: MA105 Title: College Algebra Credits: 3
  This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of algebra. Topics include equations, polynomial and rational functions and graphing and exponential and logarithmic functions. A new textbook may be required in order to ensure needed electronic codes are valid.
Course: ED240 Title: Reading Strategies Credits: 3
  This course provides Paraprofessional candidates with the reading strategies associated with being a paraprofessional. Students will learn about reading and comprehension techniques such as: predicting, reviewing, determining main ideas, inference and making personal connections, with their students. Emphasis will be placed on creating templates that can be used while teaching or applying these strategies.
Course: ED250 Title: Test Taking Strategies Credits: 3
  This course is intended to prepare students to complete the Paraprofessional Exam, by providing strategies for test taking, sample exams in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Students will complete sample exams, giving them the ability to self-assess readiness for the ParaPro Exam. The topics covered and sample exams will also serve as a review for those students who have not completed specific reading, writing or mathematics courses.

This program is not approved for Federal Student Aid (Title IV) educational benefits.