TEACHING ASSISTANT: TECHNOLOGY
Certificate Program
Department: Dept. of Education

CIP Code: 13.1501

MCC Program Code: TA04

NYSED Code (BRI): 31878

NYSED Code (DCC): 31879

75% or more of this program can be completed online.

Admissions
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Description

This program will prepare students with the required coursework for a successful career as a Teaching Assistant/Paraprofessional. The Teaching Assistant certificate provides an opportunity for teaching assistants and individuals interested in k12 education to begin their higher education in a gradual and supportive manner. The program fulfills the college credit hour requirements for New York State level II, III and pre-professional Teaching Assistant Certificate. The certificate will also transfer into an Associate in Arts Teacher Education Degree leading to a baccalaureate degree and NYS Teacher Certification for students interested in pursuing teaching as a career.

This course of study provides students with the opportunity to experience the basic fundamentals of teaching in the classroom while studying various integral aspects of the profession. The course of study also provides students with a balance of course work between completing education classes, general education coursework, and elective coursework.

Graduates of this program receive a solid foundation in both the liberal arts and sciences as well as the educational functions of teaching assistants and may find employment in pre-school, elementary and secondary schools.
(Housed in the Education Department)

Program Learning Outcomes

1) demonstrate an understanding and be conversant about the main theoretical and sociological ideas and trends that currently influence schools classroom practice and the teaching profession.
2) identify professional expectations and responsibilities and articulate a basic understanding of teaching assistant/teaching as a career.
3) analyze the critical issues in and implications of the education and treatment of children with learning and behavior disorders.
4) summarize the complexities of a classroom setting and the teaching profession and appreciate the ethnic religious economic and learning diversity among students in public schools.

Employment Potential

For related jobs: careercoach.monroecc.edu
Occupational Resource: http://www.onetonline.org

Requirements for Program Entrance

Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC).


Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 16-17 Credit Hours
EDU 100 Introduction to the Teaching Profession1
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
HED 116 Issues in Child Development and Health3
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*3
MATH/NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE*3-4
Total16-17
SECOND SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
EDU 200 Foundations of Education 3
PSY 201 Developmental Psychology -- Child OR
PSY 202 Developmental Psychology -- Adolescent
3
PSY 261 Psychology of Learning and Behavior Disorders 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE* 6-7
Total 15-16
TOTAL CREDITS 31-33
PROGRAM ELECTIVES: 9-10 credits
AAD 104 Intro to Graphic Design, 2D3
AAD 105 Typography3
AAD 112 Graphic Design I3
AAD 160 Graphic Illustration, Vector Drawing3
AAD 205 Graphic Design 23
AAD 260 Applied Imaging, Raster Graphics3
CRC 101 Practical Computer Literacy3
CRC 125 Computer Applications Software 4

* MTH 150 or higher. See advisor for appropriate placement.


For information related to cost, success rate, and student debt in this program, please visit Teaching Assistant: Technology - Gainful Employment Information.

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