Teacher's Aide Professional Program (CCTP) - South Seattle College
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Teacher’s Aide Professional Program (CCTP)

660 Hours
6 Months

The Teacher’s Aide Professional Program is responsible for providing support in a classroom setting to teachers, students, and parents. The program will assist the teachers in their daily duties and tasks, ensuring that the classroom runs smoothly and that students are learning in an environment that is conducive to their learning. The teacher’s aide will help create lesson plans, monitor student progress, assist with classroom discipline, and help with administrative tasks. The program seeks individuals with strong organizational and communication skills, a positive attitude, and a desire to help students succeed.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist teachers in planning and executing classroom activities
• Monitor student progress and behavior in the classroom
• Assist with classroom discipline and student management
• Help with administrative tasks such as attendance and grading
• Prepare materials for lessons, activities, and projects
• Help with the setup and breakdown of classroom materials
• Monitor student progress and alert teachers to areas of concern
• Assist with field trips and other school events
• Participate in professional development activities
• Other duties as assigned by the teacher

Upon completion of this course, students will understand:
• How the brain and body develop in children and adolescents
• Adolescent changes in cognitive, emotional and psychological adaptation
• Proper nutrition for different stages of development
• Age appropriate Math and English
• Managing a classroom and creating safe spaces
• SMARTboard technology

Child & Adolescent Development Module 1
Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development
• The Study of Child Development
• Domains of Development
• Periods of Development
• Issues in Development
• Theories in Development
• Psychoanalytic Perspective
• Learning Perspective
• Child Development Research
• Ethical Concerns about Research with Children
• Research Methods and Design

Child & Adolescent Development Module 2
Genetics, Conception, and Birth
• Genetic Foundations
• Conception, Pregnancy, and Prenatal Development
• Conception and the Period of the Zygote
• Infertility and Reproductive Choice
• Prenatal Tests
• Birth and the Neonate
• Infant Care
• Infant States of Arousal
• Competency After Birth
• Learning and Memory

Child & Adolescent Development Module 3
Physical Development
• Body Growth and Development
• Patterns of Growth
• Maturation
• Physical Milestones
• Health and Safety
• Worldwide Childhood Mortality
• Early and Middle Childhood Nutrition
• Promoting Healthy Habits
• Puberty
• Sexual Maturation

Child & Adolescent Development Module 4
Cognitive Development
• Piaget’s Cognitive Theory
• Information-Processing Approach
• Memory and Processing Speed
• Sociocultural Theory
• Cognitive Theories and Contemporary Education
• Language Development
• Biological Programming and the LAD
• Cognitive Development and Education
• Intelligence
• Developmental Disabilities and Cognition

Child & Adolescent Development Module 5
Psychosocial Development
• Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development
• Social Referencing
• Emotions and Temperament
• Parenting and Attachment
• Cultural Variations in Parenting and Discipline
• Child Maltreatment and Abuse
• Development of the Self
• Play, Friendships, and Peer Relations
• Family and Home Environment
• Psychosocial Risks in Childhood

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition – Module 1
Introduction and Children’s Health
• Preventive Health Concepts
• An Interdependent Relationship
• Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle
• Growth and Development
• Promoting Children’s Health
• Observation as a Screening Tool
• Daily Health Checks
• Family Involvement
• Health Education
• Health Records
• Sensory Development
• Vision Screening
• Hearing Screening
• Speech and Language Evaluation
• Nutritional Assessment

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition – Module 2
Conditions Affecting Children’s Health
• Common Chronic Diseases & Medical Conditions
• Allergies & Asthma
• Diabetes
• Eczema
• Lead Poisoning
• Seizure Disorders
• Sickle Cell Anemia
• The Infectious Process
• Environmental Controls
• Communicable Illness
• Stages of Illness
• Control Measures
• Identification and Management
• Common Communicable Illnesses

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition – Module 3
Safety for the Young Child – Part 1
• Creating Quality Environments
• Locating Quality Programs
• Licensing
• Features of Quality Programs
• Guidelines for Safe Environments
• Safety Management
• Unintentional Injury
• Risk Management
• Principles and Preventive Measures
• Implementing Safety Practices
• Legal Implication

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition – Module 4
Safety for the Young Child – Part 2
• Management of Injuries
• Management of Acute Illness
• Emergency Care vs. First Aid
• Life-threatening Conditions
• Non-life-threatening Conditions
• Maltreatment of Children
• Abuse and Neglect
• Historical Developments
• Discipline vs. Punishment
• Reporting Laws
• Protective Measures for Programs and Teachers
• The Dynamics of Abuse and Neglect
• The Role of the Teacher
• Family Involvement in Health and Safety Education
• Effective Instructional Design

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition – Module 5
Foods and Nutrients: Basic Concepts
• Nutritional Guidelines
• Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)
• Dietary Guidelines for Americans
• The Food Guide Pyramid
• Nutritional Labeling
• Nutrients that Provide Energy
• Carbohydrates as Energy Sources
• Fats as Energy Sources
• Proteins as Energy Sources
• Nutrients that Promote Growth of Body Tissues
• Proteins for Growth
• Minerals for Growth
• The Role of Water & Vitamins
• Nutrients that Regulate Body Functions
• Vitamins & Minerals as Regulators
• Proteins as Regulators
• Water as Regulator

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition – Module 6
Nutrition and the Young Child
• Infant Feeding
• Profile of an Infant
• Meeting Nutritional Needs of the Infant
• Feeding Time for the Infant
• Introducing Semi-Solid Foods
• Feeding Toddlers and Young Children
• Profile of Toddlers, Preschoolers
• The Challenge of Feeding a Toddler
• As the Toddler Becomes a Preschooler
• Healthy Eating Habits
• Health Problems Relating to Eating Habits
• Planning and Serving Nutritious Meals
• Meal Planning & Writing Menus
• Nutritious Snacks
• Serving Meals & Menus on a Budget
• Food Safety Depends on Sanitation
• Food-Borne Illnesses
• Conditions for Bacterial Growth
• Nutrition Education Concepts & Activities

Teacher’s Aide Module 1
Understanding Public Schools
• Understanding the Diversity of a Nation
• Impact of History on Education
• The Purposes of the Curriculum
• Day-to-Day Work of Teachers and Paraprofessionals
• The No Child Left Behind Act
• Issues in Classroom Management
• Classroom as Community
• Responses to Classroom Disruptions
• Classroom Management in Diverse Classroom Settings
• Students’ Perspectives on Management
• Students with Exceptionalities
• English Language Learners
• Language Diversity in the Classroom

Teacher’s Aide Module 2
Developing as a Paraprofessional
• Law and Ethics in Education
• Effective Communication as an Educational Team Member
• Building Effective Mentoring Relationships
• Language to Reduce Stressful Situations
• Communicating with Parents and Caregivers
• Tips for Written Communication
• Effective Instructional Strategies
• Life in Classrooms
• Developmental Differences Among Learners
• Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
• Professional Development
• Developing as a Paraprofessional

Teacher’s Aide Module 3
Basic Math
• Addition and Subtraction
• Multiplication and Division
• Order of Operations
• Variables and Distributive Property
• Integers
• Fractions
• Exponents
• Square Roots and Irrational Numbers
• Decimals
• Expressions and Equations
• Rounding and Estimating
• Prime Numbering and Factoring

Teacher’s Aide Module 4
Geometry and Pre-Algebra
• Ratios and Proportions
• Percents
• Mark-up and Discount
• Solving and Graphing Inequalities
• Linear Functions and Graphs
• Relations and Functions
• Slope and Intercepts
• Algebra and Geometry
• Polygons
• Midpoint
• Right Triangles and Pythagorean Theory
• Distance Formula
• Monomials and Polynomials
• Word Problems

Teacher’s Aide Module 5
English Grammar
• Nouns and Pronouns
• Adjectives and Adverbs
• Verbs and Verb Phrases
• Sentence Structure
• Verb Forms
• Simple and Perfect Tenses
• The Passive Voice
• Mood and the Subjunctive
• Irregular Verbs
• Spelling Rules
• Vocabulary
• Diction

Teacher’s Aide Module 6
English Composition
• Capitalization and Punctuation
• Commas
• Quotation Marks
• Parentheses
• Hyphens
• The Writing Process
• Creating a Thesis Statement
• Organization
• Editing and Revising
• Types of Essays
• Research and Citation
• Most Common Errors
• Fragments and Run-Ons
• Pronoun Errors
• Spelling Errors

Classroom Management Secrets Problems Module 1
Creating a Positive Learning Environment
• The Classroom Management Secret
• The Biggest First Day of School You Can Make
• How to Teach Your Classroom Management Plan
• Classroom Management and the Power of Your Personality
• How Your Classroom Environment Can Improve Behavior

Classroom Management Secrets Module 2
How to Manage Difficult Students and Conflicts
• Why You Need to Draw a Line in the Sand with Difficult Students
• Why You Shouldn’t Ask Misbehaving Students to Explain Themselves
• Soul-Searching Things to Say to Difficult Students
• Ways to Build Rapport With Difficult Students
• How to Handle Student Drama

Classroom Management Secrets Module 3
Improving Intrinsic Motivation
• Why Reminders Make Classroom Management More Difficult
• Simple ways to Improve Listening
• Things Teachers Do to Cause Boredom
• Ways to Capture Students’ Attention
• How to Fuel Your Students’ Intrinsic Motivation

Classroom Management Secrets Module 4
Restarting Your Classroom Management Plan
• What to Do When You Realize You Have Lost Control of Your Classroom
• How to Press the “Restart” Button on Classroom Management
• Improving Classroom Management By Doing Less
• Why You Should Never, Ever Yell at Students
• Ways to Be a Calmer, More Effective Teacher

Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant Module 1 Chapters 1 – 2
• Educational Collaboration
• Professionalism in the Classroom
• Building Effective Relationships
• Effective Communication
• Language to Reduce Stressful Situations

Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant Module 2 Chapters 3 – 4
Diverse Classrooms and Learners
• Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
• Working with Children with Disabilities
• Language Diversity in the Classroom
• Effective Instructional Strategies
• Working One-on-One with Students

Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant Module 3 Chapters 5 – 6
Behavior Management
• Classroom Rules
• Encourage Good Choices and Decision Making
• Discipline
• Proper Supervision
• Student Safety

Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant Module 4 Chapters 7 – 8
School Duties
• Bus, Breakfast and Lunch Duty
• Car Riders and Lines
• School PTA
• Student Clubs
• Standardized Exams

SMARTBoard Training Module 1
Getting Started with Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard
• Exploring the Interactive Whiteboard
• Introducing the Interactive Whiteboard Tools
• Setting Up Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard
• Configuring Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard and Components
• Performing Basic Tasks With Your SMART Board

SMARTBoard Training Module 2
Creating Lessons and Presentations with SMART Notebook Collaborative Learning Software
• Exploring and Working with SMART Notebook Files
• Creating and Working with SMART Notebook Pages
• Creating and Working with Objects
• Adding Your Own Content to SMART Notebook Pages
• Using Content from SMART Resources

SMARTBoard Training Module 3
Adding Interactive Tools and Collaborating Activities to Create Lessons or Presentations
• Displaying Files in Different Views
• Using Presentation Tools
• Adding Multimedia to Your Lesson or Presentation
• Conferencing Tools
• SMART Meeting Pro Software

SMARTBoard Training Module 4
Putting It All Together
• Accessories
• Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts
• Ways to Involve Your Audience
• Resources
• Troubleshooting

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

The benefits of earning a Teacher’s Aide Professional Program (TAPP) certificate include:

• Improved job performance: TAPP certification provides a comprehensive understanding of the job responsibilities of a teacher’s aide, including best practices, classroom management skills, and effective communication strategies.

• Better job opportunities: Having a TAPP certification can demonstrate a deeper level of commitment to the teaching profession and can open up new job opportunities or career advancement.

• Increased earning potential: Professionals with a TAPP certification can earn a higher salary than those without certification.

• Networking opportunities: TAPP certification provides an opportunity to build relationships with experienced teachers and other teacher’s aides and can open up access to new job opportunities.

• Professional development: TAPP certification provides the opportunity for teachers to stay up-to-date on best practices and trends in the teaching profession.

Relevancy – With annual reviews and enhancements, this program guarantees accurate and relevant curriculum that meets employer requirements for the knowledge and skills demanded to successfully enter the workforce.
Career Readiness – Our Career Kit is designed to provide students with the practical tools they’ll need to help find a job once they have completed training and earned their certification. With our Career Kit, students are sure to impress! Using our practical templates and prompts, students can present their BEST self to future employers.
Curriculum Format – We believe career training should be engaging and fun, not exhausting, and boring. To achieve this, we have developed our program with a mix of formats including reading material, video lectures, procedure videos, interactive activities and games, knowledge check ins, and section assessments. By incorporating a balanced mixture of interactivity, engagement, and comprehension testing, this program ensures a well-rounded experience for students that will not only fully prepare them to enter the workforce but also provide a fun, entertaining way to learn. With real-life procedure videos, students are provided a combination of comprehensive instructions, visual and auditory demonstrations, and hands-on practice exercises.

6 Reasons to Complete Your Training With Us

With our programs, you can learn and study at your own pace with access 24/7/365 for the duration of your program. This means you can learn on your own terms and work around your own schedule.
Our online training comes with access to real, live support personnel that will help you through every step from our admissions adviser who will assist you with selecting the right training for you, to our student adviser who will be there with you during your entire training journey.
We have tailored our programs to provide comprehensive training in the technical and soft skills employers are looking for. With direct input and feedback from industry leaders and hiring managers, our program aligns with exactly what you need to successfully enter the workforce.
Our career training not only gives you the knowledge you need but preparation for the certification exams relevant to your desired career path. If you are pursuing an exciting new career in a field with a national certification, our program will both prepare you to sit for the exam but will often include a voucher for the exam cost.
Simulations and Case Studies
Our training programs have been developed with real learners and professionals in mind, so our programs incorporate real-world case studies and virtual simulations that will provide examples and interactions with real-life situations you may encounter during your career. These allow you to learn by experience with circumstances similar to what will be your daily responsibilities on the job.
Engaging and Interactive
Our training curriculum was developed with you in mind, looking at modern day learners and their needs. Our curriculum contains a mix of formats including reading, listening, watching, and interacting that will immerse you into a fun and engaging learning experience you will not only enjoy but not want to end.

Program Description

This Complete Career Training Program (CCTP), offered by our accredited school partners, includes both the training you need and the skills you will want in order to be prepared for your new career. We have taken online career programs to a whole new level by bundling our Career Training with Professional Development and Personal Enrichment courses to ensure you have a diversified learning experience.

Our mentor-supported career courses focus on the industry standards that prepare you for your chosen career or certification. You will also get our smaller, self-study professional development courses to fine tune some of the softer skills needed in your chosen career, and our four-week long, instructor-led personal enrichment courses to further your employment training.

Sign up today for this all-inclusive career training program!

Child & Adolescent Development
This Child and Adolescent Development course encourages students to use current research to think critically about developmental theories and practices. You will explore which nutritional, physical, parental, educational, societal, and other factors will lead to optimal physical, cognitive, and psychosocial outcomes for the next generation of children. Whether you have children of your own, or are interested in a career with children or adolescents, this is an ideal choice to help you learn more. Our curriculum will provide a thorough introduction on the various levels of child & adolescent development.

Prerequisite(s): None

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition
The Child Health, Safety and Nutrition class is for anyone who works in a role that touches children’s lives. The material is based on the most current research and reflects the latest developments in health, safety and nutrition as well as their application in multiple settings.

This course covers the contemporary health, safety and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children, with extensive coverage of topics critical to the early identification of children’s health conditions and the promotion of children’s well-being. Collaboration with families, sensitivity to individual differences and the critical importance of health, safety and nutrition education continue to be stressed. This course is clear, concise and thought-provoking and is loaded with easy-to-access checklists, guidelines and lesson plans that no early childhood student or professional should be without!

Prerequisite(s): None

Teacher Aide
If you love children and want to see them succeed educationally, then becoming a teacher’s aide is for you! This distance learning teacher’s aide course can help you take the first step toward a rewarding, new career as a teacher’s aide.

There are a number of teacher’s aide jobs that directly assist teachers, administrators and instructors that are vital to the successful education of students of all ages and skill levels. A teacher’s aide is an indispensable individual who performs a number of teacher’s aide jobs such as providing instructional and clerical support to classroom teachers, meeting with parents, supervising children, and/or helping teachers set up for special projects.

Prerequisite(s): None

Classroom Management Secrets
Taking this Classroom Management Secrets course will give participants practical advice and step-by-step instructions for devising a classroom management plan that motivates their students to want to behave in the classroom. Among many things, topics will cover important information on how to handle difficult students, how to fuel intrinsic motivation, how to teach routines, and how to be a calmer, more effective teacher.

Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant
This Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant courses provides a comprehensive overview of this rewarding career in the education field. The course covers the various ways paraprofessionals support the overall development of the child and it also introduces effective instructional strategies and behavior management techniques. Understanding ways paraprofessionals support the classroom, academically and emotionally, will help define how vital this profession is.

SMARTBoard Training
This course is intended to teach educators or business professionals how to use the SMART Board interactive whiteboard. SMART Board is designed to engage students and deliver unique presentations. The course will allow participants will explore SMART Board software and learn how to create interactive lessons or presentations for the classroom and business world.

Understanding Developmental Disorders
Developmental disorders are characterized as mental or physical impairments which begin before the age of 22 and last throughout a persons’ lifetime. These impairments are called developmental disorders because they are most often identified in children who are around 3 years old, a critical time in child development. Developmental disorders are severe chronic conditions due to mental and/or physical impairments. Problems with language, mobility, learning, and self-care are all associated with developmental disorders. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals about developmental disorders so they can better support clients, patients, and residents. This course is designed for entry-level Direct Support Professionals.

Strategies for Successful Teaching for Clients with Developmental Disorders
Due to new legislation, litigation, advocacy and funding over the past few decades, the numbers of school-age children with developmental disabilities who are residing in residential institutions has been drastically reduced. The manner in which we educate students with disabilities has progressed dramatically, so that now services that are more appropriate for students with developmental disabilities are provided in public schools. This course provides techniques and strategies for facilitating the optimal learning experience for students with developmental disabilities.

Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!

Any individual aspiring to become a teachers aide.
Upon completion of this course, students will understand: • How the brain and body develop in children and adolescents • Adolescent changes in cognitive, emotional and psychological adaptation • Proper nutrition for different stages of development • Age appropriate Math and English • Managing a classroom and creating safe spaces • SMARTboard technology
Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!
Though you are provided a full 12 months access to your program, the average completion time is only 6 months!


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 South Seattle College.

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 South Seattle College.

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.