Teacher's Aides are essential to the effective management and flow of classrooms for early childhood education. Teacher's Aides help to ensure primary teachers, administrators and instructors at this level are able to run an effective and efficient classroom whether as part of an education-focused day care, a nursery school or other education environment for young children Teacher's Aides support the primary teacher in both instructional and clerical tasks, help with overall class supervision and can assist in a variety of special and day-to-day projects. Professionals committed to early childhood education understand how to communicate with children at this age and also how to design and implement curriculum in all subject areas that is both age- and developmentally-appropriate. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs in this area are projected to grow 14% to 2022.
This program introduces the historical, theoretical and developmental foundations for educating young children and designing and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum in order to provide the primary teacher with the most help possible. This particular program focuses on development of children from birth through age 8, the roles, responsibilities and requirements of individuals working in early childhood classrooms as well as curriculum development so that Teacher's Aides can assist the teachers most effectivel while also helping to cultivate a creative, caring and nurturing environment for young children. This program will introduce early childhood education with a focus on developmental expectations and challenges of young children, supervising and caring for young children, as well as strategies and tools for educating young children by developing thoughtful, engaging and exciting lesson plans that will lay the foundation for their education for years to come.
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
Education and National Certifications
completion of this program, students would be eligible
to sit for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) ParaPro Assessment
Certification Exam and the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam.
Although there are no state approval, state registration or other state
requirements for this program, students who complete this program will be prepared and are eligible to sit for these
national certification exams. Students who complete this program are
encouraged to complete the externship option with their program.
Students who complete this program can and do sit for these national
certification exams and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.
Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum