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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
Fall 2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching Assistant Certificate


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School: Business and Professional Careers
Academic Dept: Education
HEGIS: 5503
Curriculum Chair: Diana Berman
Telephone: 914-606-6012
Email: diana.berman@sunywcc.edu

 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Fall 2017. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Certificates Defined

Certificate programs are designed to provide a mix of theory and practical training leading to immediate employment upon completion. People who pursue certificates might have an advanced degree and typically want to learn new skills and acquire knowledge. Others might enroll in a certificate program to “test the waters,” with an eye toward pursuing an associate’s degree. Credits earned now in a credit-bearing certificate will apply later toward an associate’s degree at Westchester Community College. Click to learn more  about the differences among the award types.

Program Description


The Teaching Assistant certificate provides an opportunity for teaching assistants and other individuals interested in childhood education to begin their higher education in a gradual and supportive manner and to meet the new state and/or federal requirements. For some individuals, this will be the first step in a process for obtaining a baccalaureate degree and teaching certification.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate competency in college-level English required to assist teachers in an elementary school setting.
  2. Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of general psychology and developmental psychology to be able to understand and work with a wide variety of students in an elementary school setting.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the history, structure and current policy issues in American education necessary for working effectively in an elementary school setting.

Requirements


General Education Requirements - 12 Credits


Minimum Total Credits - 24


Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .

Gainful Employment Disclosure


For information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed this program, and other important information please visit Teaching Assistant Certificate - GE Disclosure. For an overview of all gainful employment disclosures at Westchester Community College, visit www.sunywcc.edu/gainfulemployment

Career Path Opportunities


Are you wondering what careers you can explore with a degree or certificate? Perhaps you are not sure what people do or how much money they make in certain careers that pique your interest? Would you like to know how many jobs are predicted to be available in a particular industry? Or maybe you are unsure whether receiving a degree or certificate would be right for you? Go to https://sunywcc.emsicareercoach.com to explore career paths, their associated job descriptions, salary trends, and jobs trends. Complete a career assessment for additional guidance. Still not sure? Visit www.sunywcc.edu/career for more career resources and contacts.

Getting Started


Are you a prospective Westchester Community College graduate? We look forward to seeing you soon! Apply today, then see the College’s Admissions and Enrollment Checklist.
 

 

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