Teacher's Aide Specialist Program - South Seattle College
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Teacher’s Aide Specialist Program

405 Hours
6 Months
Beginner
English

A Teacher’s Aide Specialist Program is a job that requires special skills and qualifications. The duties of a Teacher’s Aide Specialist include providing instructional support to teachers and students in a classroom setting, helping to facilitate activities, and assisting in the management of the classroom. They may also be responsible for providing supervision of students during recess and lunch, helping with classroom management, and providing assistance to teachers with administrative tasks. They are also responsible for keeping up with changes in the curriculum, attending parent-teacher conferences, and providing feedback to teachers and parents.

The ideal candidate for this position should have a strong background in education, preferably with a degree in education or a related field. They should also possess excellent communication skills, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. An understanding of classroom management and instructional strategies is essential for this position. The ability to work with children of various ages and backgrounds is a plus.

Upon completion of this course, students will be proficient in
• how to work with young children in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment
• factors relevant to working with children with special needs
• the importance of play and technology in a young child’s learning process
• developmentally appropriate practice, readiness, assessment, the importance of working with children and families from diverse cultures
• the development of early stages of reading, and the importance of brain development

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

Early Childhood Development Module 1
The Young Child: Birth Through Age 8
• A Brief Look at the Young Child
• Developmental and Learning Theories
• Studying the Young Child

Early Childhood Development Module 2
Learning: Birth Through Age 8
• How Learning Takes Place
• Learning Through Play
• The Adult Role in Learning: General Characteristics
• The Adult Role in Learning: Family and Sociocultural Factors

Early Childhood Development Module 3
Prenatal, Infancy and Toddlers Development
• Conception and Prenatal Development
• Heredity, Environment and Development
• Birth and the First Two Weeks
• Infancy: Theory, Environment and Culture
• Infancy: Affective Development
• Infancy: Cognitive Development

Early Childhood Development Module 4
The Toddler Developing Toward Independence
• The Toddler: Autonomy
• The Toddler: Physical and Motor Development
• The Toddler: Affective Development
• The Toddler: Cognitive Development

Early Childhood Development Module 5
Physical and Motor Development Age Three to Six
• Physical Development
• Health, Safety and Nutrition
• Motor Development

Early Childhood Development Module 6
Cognitive Growth and Development Age Three to Six
• The Cognitive System
• Concept Development
• Language Development
• Language in Everyday Use: Oral Language
• Written Language Development
• Intelligence and Creativity
• The Adult Role and Cognitive Development

Early Childhood Development Module 7
Affective Growth and Development Age Three to Six
• The Nature of Affective Development
• Social Development
• The Adult Role in Affective Development

Early Childhood Development Module 8
Age Six to Eight Development
• Preschool to Primary: Bridging the Gap
• Continuity in Education
• Concept of School Readiness
• The Primary Child: Affective Development
• Social Interaction in Primary Classrooms
• Self-Esteem and Moral Development
• Cognitive Development and Schooling
• Moving From Concrete to Symbolic Thinking
• Computers in School

Early Childhood Development Module 9
The Whole Child
• A Look at the Whole Child
• Action for Children

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 Teacher’s Aide Specialist Program (TASP) certification is beneficial for individuals seeking to work as teacher aides, paraprofessionals, and substitute teachers. This certification provides individuals with the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively and appropriately support students in the classroom. The certification also provides a pathway to increase the earning potential of individuals in these positions. Additionally, the TASP certification allows individuals to demonstrate their commitment to providing quality education to students and to developing their own professional development.

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.

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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.
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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.
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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



A teacher’s aide is an indispensable individual who performs a number of 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. This online Teacher’s Aide Specialist Program, offered by our accredited school partners, will help you to become that indispensable individual while focusing on the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from older children and learning how to work with young children in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment.

Teacher Aide
This course will help you work toward a career as a teacher’s 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

Early Childhood Development
Early Child Development introduces the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from older children and demonstrates how to work with young children in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment.

In each module, critical social and cultural factors are related to young children’s development; factors relevant to working with children with special needs are integrated throughout. Popular theoretical views of learning are included, as well as information about the importance of play and technology in a young child’s learning process.

Other areas covered include developmentally appropriate practice, readiness, assessment, the importance of working with children and families from diverse cultures, the development of early stages of reading, and the importance of brain development. Throughout the course, real-life examples and anecdotes bring theory and research to life.

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

This program is targeted at individuals seeking the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career as a teacher's aide.
Upon completion of this course, students will be proficient in • how to work with young children in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment • factors relevant to working with children with special needs • the importance of play and technology in a young child's learning process • developmentally appropriate practice, readiness, assessment, the importance of working with children and families from diverse cultures • the development of early stages of reading, and the importance of brain development
This course provides students with qualified support professionals to guide them through their learning experience. The student support team is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and registration or enrollment questions. Support advisers also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement.
Though you are provided a full 12 months access to your program, the average completion time is only 6 months!

FAQ

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.