In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Working under a teacher’s supervision to provide students with additional instruction and support.
- May also be called a Paraeducator or Teacher Aide.
In your job search, you may find job listings for this career under different titles. You can find some examples of these, as well as more information about this career, at Career One Stop.
Typically requires an associate degree or two years of college. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree would allow you to work as a Kindergarten and Elementary School Teacher or become licensed to teach in public school early childhood programs, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a bachelor’s degree. Your associate degree might give you advanced standing or transfer credit towards a bachelor’s degree, reducing the time it would take you to graduate.
Some employers may require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or first aid certification.
Licensure is not required to work as a Teaching Assistant.