Teaching Assistants and Teacher Aides

9-Credit Course Sequence

 

The following sequence of courses  has been designed for a specific purpose. It has not been approved as a degree or certificate program by the New York State Education Department.


Sequence Description

Ulster County Community College, in collaboration with NYSUT's Education and Learning Trust, is offering a 9-credit sequence for teacher aides and teaching assistants. The courses are designed to address both new State certification requirements for teaching assistants, hired as of February 1, 2004, and federal legislation for paraprofessionals under Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act.

The sequence of courses provides knowledge and skills to enhance competence and confidence in working with a diverse population of children and youth in schools.

Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the Teaching Assistants and Teacher Aides 9-credit course sequence students will be able to
• Fulfill New York State certification requirements for teaching assistants, teacher aides, and paraprofessionals;
• Provide knowledge and skills to enhance competence and confidence in working with a diverse population of students.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High School diploma or equivalent

For more information

Thomas Price
Coordinator, Education Programs
Office: Vanderlyn Hall, VAN 239 H
Phone: 800:724-0833, ext 5026 or
            845:687-5026
E-mail: pricet@sunyulster.edu


To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here.
 (If you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here to download a free copy.)

Course Sequence
Click on the Course Number for the course description.
Course Number Description Credits
EDU 160 Introduction to Education 3
EDU 170 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
EDU 171 Supporting Students in Reading and Writing 3
Total Credits 9
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