Teacher Assistant/Aide (131501.705)

woman reading a book to a girl.


What Does a Teaching Assistant Do?

An assistant to a teacher has two main jobs: supporting the teacher in charge and supporting students in the classroom. As the job title implies, teacher assistants assist the lead teacher to ease their workload and help out with everyday classroom tasks, such as grading homework or taking attendance. If a student needs extra support or instruction, a teacher assistant might be asked to work with that student one-on-one. Teacher assistants might also work with the supervising teacher to discuss the progress of students and provide insight.

The day-to-day of a teaching assistant might look different depending on the age group of their students, but for the most part, their responsibilities include:

  • Grading tests and homework
  • Record keeping
  • Monitoring student behavior
  • Taking attendance
  • Getting the classroom ready for lessons
  • Overseeing students during non-classroom times, such as lunch, recess, or field trips
  • Supervising group activities
  • Working with the lead teacher to monitor class schedules
  • Documenting student progress and communicating with parents to keep them informed
  • Teaching small groups who need additional help or guidance
  • Attending training classes, conferences, or faculty meetings
  • Listening to children read, reading to them, or telling them stories
  • Helping children who need extra support to complete tasks

Who Takes It?

The test is for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals.

How Long Is It?

Test takers have 2½ hours to complete the test.

What Subjects Are on the Test?

Test subjects include reading, writing and math.


Basic computer skill are necessary, Knowing how to log in to google and send emails is a must. If student doesn’t know the basic operation of windows operating system. Candidate must apply for a basic computer class before taking this course. High school Diploma or equivalent (GED)


The course duration is 120 class hours

How we Teach?

We will learn by doing, by providing a presentation, and providing the tools to work through the processes presented. Learning how to become a teachers assistant is something best learned by doing, by applying skills .

 In addition we will provide PDF files that can be downloaded and printed. The PDF files allow us a supplemental resource and can be used offline. The PDF files provide us with a hard copy reference to refer back to and something we can use to help explain concepts to others. If pdf is not provided the class book has everything you need. 

All Certification Testing is done in our Campus.

This course will give a certificate of completion. Para pro certification.