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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Childtime Learning Center is Hiring Early Childhood Education Teachers in Kingwood! We have exciting opportunities for Lead and Assistant Teachers at our beautiful 4018 Feather Lakes Way location. Openings: Lead Toddler Twos and Infant Assistant Teacher and Pre-K Assistant Teachers. Monday - Friday AM / PM shifts possible 25 - 29 hours per week We are growing and looking for individuals who ar...
Step by Step Child Care Center, Inc. is currently accepting applications for Teachers, School Age Teachers, and Assistants. Please email your resume and unofficial college transcripts to: ***** or stop in at 123 Brentwood Dr, Morris Posting provided by:...
If you are interested in joining a high energy, fun, happy professional, but family friendly environment, we are currently seeking friendly, qualified early childhood teachers and teachers assistants. EARLY CHILDHOOD PRE-SCHOOL TEACHERS/ Kindergarten Teachers We are seeking professional, passionate and energetic teachers who are able to successfully manage and facilitate classrooms, develop less...
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 Care Teachers Full time or part time LEAD TEACHERS Require 30 hrs college with 1 year experience or 60 hours college with no experience. ASSISTANT TEACHERS Must have experience in childcare . Must have H.S. diploma. Discounted child care, competitive wages, medical, & 401k . Peoria, E. Peoria, Pekin & Morton areas. Call 309-427-5090 Rogy's Learning Place EOE...
Education Positions Philadelphia Grace-Trinity Academy with Star 4 rating is seeking qualified people to fill the following positions: LEAD TEACHER: Bachelors degree & Certification in ECE ASST TEACHERS: Associate Degree or CDA in ECE Competitive salary & benefits based on qualifications & experience EOE Send/Fax resume to: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, 5200 OXFORD AVE. PHILA., PA 19124. chandraso...
Preschool Teacher & Assistant Teacher Early Childhood, ECE, Daycare, Kindergarten, We are a small, private school offering child care, preschool, private Kindergarten, and before and after school care for children ages 6 weeks and up.​ We are looking for a TEACHER and an ASSISTANT TEACHER to join our team of professional educators.​ Experience is a PLUS. We have availability for full-time and ...
Children's Courtyard is Hiring Early Childhood Education Teachers in Bedford! We are seeking Lead and Assistant Teachers at our beautiful 2800 Central Drive location. AM / PM shifts possible CDA and 12 + months experience strongly preferred Join our talented team, where we inspire children to be lifelong learners! Through our play based curriculum, our affectionate and loving staff ensures tha...
CHILDCARE Now Hiring FT/PT Positions in our Highland/Merrillville Childcare Centers. Lead Teachers must have an AS in ECE or CDA. Teachers Asst. must have experience in a childcare center. Competitive salary Please contact 219-980-0537 or www.happydaysinc.com...
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...
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 ...
Child & Family Services Program will be hiring for recently awarded Early Childhood Expansion Grants with openings that offer services through Early Head Start/Head Start partnerships and collaborative programs. Preschool Teachers (BA ECE & 081, 020, or 282 DOE certified or eligible) Preschool Assistant Teachers (AA ECE & DOE Ed Tech II certified or eligible) Preschool locations: School year pr...
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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...
Infant Head Teacher & Assistant Teachers- Malvern, PA Job Label:TMS_ L & A Teachers Malvern We are looking for a few fresh faces! The Malvern School, a private early childhood education center, is now seeking a Infant Head Teacher and Full Time Assistant Teachers for our location in the Malvern, PA. We seek highly-motivated, career-oriented individuals with a passion for education. The Malvern ...
La Petite Academy is hiring a full time Infant Lead Teacher as well as a closing Infant Teacher and afternoon School Age Teacher for our growing childcare center in Chesapeake on 1025 Plantation Lakes Circle! 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 with th...
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...
The La Petite Academy, located at 2380 Montana Ave, Sun Prairie, WI, 53590 is currently hiring a Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers. Responsibilities include: NOW HIRING full time Lead Teachers and part time Assistant Teachers at La Petite Academy! We are specifically looking for an Infant Lead Teacher, a Preschool Lead Teacher and a Two's Lead Teacher as well as two Floater Assistant Teachers...
TEACHERS Lead, TA & RN/LPN. Infant-preschool. Experience helpful but not nec. Love of children a must. Benefits, great working environment, Cheryl 401-828-4567 x 308....
Youth & Family Services FINANCE/ADMIN Finance/Administrative Assistant (FT) HS Diploma/GED required. Education, experience, and/or training in accounting or related field. RAPID CITY HEAD START Bus Monitor DC 2 - 30hrs (FT) HS Diploma/GED/Split Shift, reduced in the summer/CDL may be required. Teacher Assistant Substitutes HS Diploma/GED required RURAL HEAD START Family Development Specialist (FT)...
HEAD START - Join an exciting team of professionals making a difference in the lives of children and families! Health Manager We are seeking an exceptionally qualified leader to oversee the health requirements of Head Start and Early Head Start in Santa Cruz County, CA. This unique and challenging position provides supervision, guidance and expertise in the areas of health and nutrition services ...

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