Teacher Assistant Jobs

Teacher Assistant Job Overview

Teacher assistants work under the supervision of a teacher in order to provide students with more attention and instruction in a classroom setting. Candidates work with students of all ages in a variety of settings, including childcare centers, public schools, and private schools. They work as preschool teacher assistants or as assistants for elementary, middle, or high school teachers. Candidates may work full time or part time, depending on the job requirements, and they typically take responsibility for several tasks:

  • Providing students with individual tutoring and review sessions
  • Assisting teachers with grading and attendance
  • Ensuring teachers are prepared by readying materials or equipment
  • Supervising students in the classroom or on field trips

While some teacher assistants work in a standard classroom, others specialize in specific subjects or in students with special needs. Classroom assistants may work in computer labs or with special education students, or they may be assigned to monitor recess or lunchroom activities.

Teacher Assistant Job Education Requirements

Though some school districts require teacher assistants to have only a high school diploma, most districts require candidates to obtain an associate’s degree or complete two years of college. These degree programs prepare candidates for this career track with training on developing educational materials, working with students of different abilities, and supporting teachers. Many states also require that teacher assistants pass a skills-related assessment. Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills, patience, and resourcefulness.

Teacher Assistant Job Market

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that job opportunities for teacher assistants will grow 9 percent through 2022, which is about average for all occupations. Some growth is expected, due to increased enrollment and need for special education assistance. Additional growth is projected for preschool teacher assistants and early childcare aides. Candidates in the southern and western United States will likely have better opportunities, thanks to increased student enrollment and growth in urban schools.

Teacher Assistant Job Salary Information

According to the BLS, the median salary for teacher assistants is about $24,000. The lowest 10 percent of teacher assistants earned under $17,000 per year, while the highest 10 percent earned over $37,000. About 40 percent of teacher assistants work part time. Many do not work in the summer months, though some work in summer schools or year-round schools. Some teacher assistants also work outside of typical classroom hours, including accompanying students on the bus before and after school. There are many possible teacher assistant opportunities for candidates who work well with both teachers and students.

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TEACHER ASSISTANT - F/T & P/T Yardley location. Magic Cottage. EOE. 215-547-7227...
At The Goddard School, children from six weeks to six years are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a nurturing environment, lovingly guided by our highly skilled, professional teachers. By using the most current and academically endorsed methods, the F.L.EX.SM Learning Program focuses on developing seven Learning Domains: personal and social development, language and literacy, mathematical...
Duncan Kids Academy Now Hiring: Lead Teachers: Ages 6 weeks – 6 years Assistant Teachers: Ages 6 weeks – 6 years Bachelor’s degree or higher a plus Minimum requirements as prescribed by DCFS...
Teacher and Teacher Assistant Certified School Teachers and Teacher Assistants - Palm Beach, Florida Delta T Group , a leader in Educational and Healthcare Staffing Referrals, is searching for individuals as Certified Teachers and Teacher Assistants in the Palm Beach , Florida area. Opportunities work directly with school children in the classroom. Past experience working with children is requi...
Inclusive Child care facility has Full time Lead Teacher position available M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Part time Teacher's Assistants positions available M-F, afternoons 12-5:30 p.m. and Full time, M-F 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Qualifications for both positions: High School diploma or GED, Lead Teacher at least 21 years old, Teacher's Assistants at least 18. Lead Teacher must have CDA. Teacher's Assistants start ...
La Petite Academy in Bedminster is rapidly growing enrollment and in need of a full time Lead Teacher, a Toddler Assistant Teacher, and a part time Floater Teacher for our childcare center located on 1 Bradford Road! Join our talented team, where we inspire children to be lifelong learners! Through our play based curriculum, our affectionate and loving staff ensures that our children are imparted...
Certified School Teachers and Teacher Assistants – Palm Beach, Florida Delta T Group, a leader in Educational and Healthcare Staffing Referrals, is searching for individuals as Certified Teachers and Teacher Assistants in the Palm Beach , Florida area. Opportunities work directly with school children in the classroom. Past experience working with children is required. Experience working with A...
Company Confidential Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33311
Job Purpose: Develops and nurtures children by planning and implementing educational programs; providing day-care; keeping children safe. Duties: * Stimulates emotional, intellectual, and social growth of students by developing and directing educational programs and activities tailored to assigned class; supervising day care. * Provides safe environment by maintaining orderly, clean, and appea...
Piaget Academy is looking to find an Early Childhood Teacher. We believe that childhood should be a happy, exciting time of life. A time that allows children developmental opportunities to explore, create, and develop self-confidence. The Early Preschool Teacher position would require an individual who is passionate, patient, motivated, and outgoing. Piaget Academy was established over 25 years a...
Tutor Time in Pleasantville is hiring a Lead Toddler Teacher, an Assistant Toddler Teacher, an Assistant Infant Teacher, and an Assistant Pre-K Teacher for our growing childcare center on 460 Bedford Road! Both full time and part time positions are available. Join our talented team, where we inspire children to be lifelong learners! Through our play based curriculum, our affectionate and loving s...
Substitute Teachers Make A Difference! Would you like to decide where and when you will work? Would you like the opportunity to make a difference in a child's life? Become a Substitute Teacher! We are currently looking for interested candidates for the 2014-2015 school year for Vicksburg Warren School District (Vicksburg, MS). That is why Kelly Educational Staffing is dedicated to placing qualif...
Child & Family Services Openings in partnership through Early Head Start, Head Start and Public School Collaboratives. Preschool Teachers (BA and hold/eligible DOE 081 certification) Preschool Assistant Teachers (AA ECE/related field and hold/eligible DOE Ed Tech II certification) Preschool locations: SAD #74, SAD #49 and AOS 92 (Educare) Infant /Toddler Teachers (BA ECE/related field preferre...
TEACHERS/ASSISTANT TEACHERS Schoolhouse Learning Center, Warminster is looking for P/T & F/T exp'd teachers and assistant teachers. Flexible hours. Fax resume to 215-345-9106 or email ***** EOE...
Company Confidential Brooklyn, NY, 11220
A non-profit multi human services organization serving primarily Asian-Americans in Sunset Park, Brooklyn is expanding its Early Childhood Education Program and is seeking Teachers, Assistant Teachers and Family Workers for its ACS, UPK and Head Start program. Teacher Applicant for Teacher position must meet one of the following requirements: · Certified by the New York State Education Departme...
Job Summary Knowledge Universe (KU) Assistant Teachers bring warmth, patience, and understanding to the classroom every day, encouraging children to learn and grow. They inspire children to be lifelong learners using our nationally recognized curriculum that promotes social, physical, language, and cognitive development. They are committed to making their center successful and know that meaningf...
EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS, ASSISTANTS and SUBSTITUES NEEDED Play and Learn Centers, with several convenient locations in Montgomery County PA, is currently seeking Early childhood professionals to work with children 6 weeks –6 years. Available positions include: Teachers Must possess, at minimum, a Bachelor's degree in Education including 30 credits in Early Childhood + 2 years' related experie...
Substitute Teachers Make A Difference! Would you like to decide where and when you will work? Would you like the opportunity to make a difference in a child's life? Become a Substitute Teacher! We are currently looking for interested candidates for the 2014-2015 school year! We partner with various school districts in the greater Jackson area, you may already be qualified: Pearl Public Schools, H...
TEACHER / GROUP TEACHER AA/BA Degree in Early Childhood Education. Experience in Early Childhood setting required. Salary $10.97 - $13.28 per hour. TEACHER ASSISTANT Exp. working with preschool children. Assist in planning and implementing activities for children 3-5 yrs. CDA preferred. $8.25-9.32 per hour. Send resume to: L. Bond, BCCAP -Head Start, 718 Route 130 South, Burlington, NJ 08016, Phon...
Full and part time pre school teacher and assistant teacher positions available. Applicants for teacher position must have PA Certification. Applicants for both teacher and assistant teachers must have proof of high school graduation, current fingerprint records and clearances, and daycare experience. Both positions require parent communication, creative lesson planning, classroom organization ...
Early Childhood: Employee Manager, Lead Teacher, 1st & 2nd Teachers Needed! Little Miracles Early Development Center was established on the principles of providing an innovative approach to learning resulting in students who are well-prepared, active, and proud of their scholastic accomplishments. We are an Ohio State Licensed Facility and run our 3-5 year age group under Head Start standards. W...

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