Some districts require applicants to have a high school diploma; others require at least two years of college or an associate’s degree. Associate’s degree or diploma programs for teacher assistants prepare the participants to develop educational materials, observe students, and understand the role of teachers in the classroom.
Schools may provide training for teacher assistants to acquaint them with the school district and school policies. Unions or professional associations may offer additional training.
Teacher assistants must familiarize themselves with the material their students are covering in class. Doing so may require reviewing the topics with teachers to ensure that the assistants understand and can properly explain the information to students.
What are Teacher'S Assistants like?
Based on our pool of users, teacher's assistants tend to be predominately social people.
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Teacher's Assistants by Strongest Interest Archetype
Based on sample of 2463 Sokanu users
Are Teacher'S Assistants happy?
Teacher's assistants rank
as moderately happy among
careers. Overall they rank in the 63rd percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.
Teacher Assistant Career Satisfaction by Dimension
Percentile among all careers
Education History of Teacher's Assistants
The most common degree held by teacher's assistants is Psychology.
7% of teacher's assistants had a degree in psychology before becoming teacher's assistants. That is over 1 times the average across all careers.
English Literature graduates are the second most common among teacher's assistants, representing 5% of teacher's assistants in the Sokanu user base, which is 1.1 times the average.
Teacher Assistant Education History
This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Teacher Assistant, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.