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Online Teacher’s Aide Training

Online Teacher’s Aide Training 

Become a Certified Paraprofessional

Today’s teachers need skilled paraprofessionals more than ever. This 100% online course will train you to work with K-12 students in as little as six months. By course completion, you will also be fully prepared to pass the ETS ParaPro Praxis Assessment exam and become a certified paraprofessional.

 

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Job Outlook for Teacher’s Aides in Northwest Colorado

  • According to labor analytics firm, Burning Glass, the demand for teacher assistant roles (teacher’s aides, teacher’s assistants, and paraprofessionals) is projected to increase by 21% over the next decade.
  • The average salary for teaching assistants in Northwest Colorado is approximately $31,548 per year, according to Burning Glass data.

 

Teacher’s Aide FAQs

WHAT IS A TEACHER’S AIDE?

Teacher’s aides play a key support role in student learning and development. Typical duties for a teacher’s aide include preparing lessons or activities for a teacher, setting up materials, or monitoring student progress and activities.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TEACHER’S AIDE, A TEACHING ASSISTANT, AND A PARAPROFESSIONAL?

Functionally, there are no key differences between teacher’s aides, assistants, and paraprofessionals. While the specific job titles may differ between school districts, these roles all provide administrative and classroom support for lead teachers and share the same qualifications.

HOW IMPORTANT IS A PARAPROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION?

As with any industry-recognized credential, paraprofessional certification signifies a deep understanding of student needs and how to best help them while learning. In fact, teaching assistants are required to get paraprofessional certification in many states.

 

Course Objectives

  • Take and pass the ETS ParaPro Praxis Assessment exam
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of paraprofessional educators 
  • Identify benchmarks of development for children and adolescents
  • Gain classroom management strategies, instructional control, and positive behavior supports
  • Identify characteristics and intervention strategies for students with various disabilities

 

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Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no specific prerequisites for taking this course.

 

Curriculum

TEACHER'S AIDE FOUNDATIONS

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNICATION AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN THE GENERAL EDUCATION SETTING

STUDENTS WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES

MIDTERM EXAM

SUPPORTING THE READING PROCESS

SUPPORTING THE WRITING PROCESS

SUPPORTING MATHEMATICS

PREPARING FOR THE ETS PARAPRO ASSESSMENT

CAREER ROADMAP: THE JOB SEARCH AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES (OPTIONAL LESSON)

PORTFOLIO FINAL PROJECT: INSTRUCTIONS AND SUBMISSION

FINAL EXAM

Instructors

Kt (Katie) Paxton 

Kt Paxton is a certified teacher with a master’s degree in Education focusing on Learning and Technology. She has more than 20 years of classroom experience and has been an online instructor since 2003. She also owned and managed a home daycare for five years and is the author of More Adventures With Kids in San Diego. Furthermore, Kt has trained and placed tutors with at-risk students in over 100 schools in addition to working with the students herself.

Registration and Enrollment

This course is 100% online. Start anytime.

 

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For more information and assistance contact

Director of Workforce Training & Community Programming
Sasha Nelson
Office: (970) 824-1118 

Leigh Sokol
Phone: (970) 824-1109

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,800 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.

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