Teaching Assistant

Make a positive change in your community as a teacher’s assistant.

Teaching Assistant at a Glance

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As a teacher’s assistant, you’ll be providing support for classroom teachers in preschool or K-12 education. This support includes instruction, record-keeping, supervising students and sometimes planning lessons.

While some teacher’s assistants work primarily in a classroom setting, others may work in specific areas of a school, such as computer labs or the library.

Teacher’s assistants typically have certain qualities that make them effective in their jobs. These include:

  • Flexibility while they assist the teacher in their duties
  • Dependability, as teachers will rely on them time and time again
  • Communication skill, as they interact with the teacher and students throughout the day
  • A love for learning and children

HB 1508 Notice

This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. 

For more information please visit dcccd.edu/hb1508.

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Looking to earn more? A career as a teacher assistant can start you on the path to a great career in education.