Earn an Online Certificate for Paraprofessional: Teaching Assistant

Paraprofessional: Teaching Assistant (Certificate Program)

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.

What will I learn in the paraprofessional teaching assistant certificate program?

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.

What careers can I pursue with this certificate?

Any number of teaching assistant jobs are within reach once you complete this program, including teaching aide, tutor or para-educator.

How long is the paraprofessional teaching assistant certificate program?

At 13 credit hours, the online Paraprofessional: Teaching Assistant Certificate program is designed to be completed in 6 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take each term.

How much will it cost?

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

When can I start?

Courses begin weekly, 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.

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
University Professional Outcomes

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

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

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)

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.

Total Credit Hours: 13
Accreditation(s): DEAC

Textbook Information

Program Core: 13
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU100 Title: Student Success Credits: 1
  This required one-credit hour course introduces Grantham students to various strategies for learning and helps develop skills essential for succeeding in an online education program. Students complete selfassessments to become familiar with their learning styles and how to use their learning styles in online studies. Students successfully completing this course are more proficient in time management, reading skills, writing techniques, memory abilities, and test-taking strategies. Students learn how to navigate within Grantham University's online course learning environment, submit assignments, and where to go for academic assistance. GU100 is normally taken with level 100 or 200 courses that offer the most common challenges in working in an online learning environment. Students complete assignments in both courses simultaneously as a learning strategy for general education and entry-level knowledge acquisition while developing successful online study skills. Successful completion of G
Course: EN101 Title: English Composition I Credits: 3
  This course develops written communication skills with emphasis on understanding the writing process, analyzing readings and practicing writing for personal and professional applications.
Course: MA105 Title: College Algebra Credits: 3
  An introductory level course on the fundamental concepts of algebra. Topics include equations, polynomial and rational functions and graphing, and exponential and logarithmic functions.
Course: ED240 Title: Reading Strategies Credits: 3
  This course provides Paraprofessional candidates with the reading strategies associated with being a paraprofessional. Paraprofessional candidates will identify how learning disabilities affect reading. Candidates will learn to teach 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 these strategies.
Course: ED250 Title: Test Taking Strategies Credits: 3
  This course is intended to prepare students to complete the Para-Professional 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 that have not completed specific reading, writing, or mathematics courses.