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Spring 2011 Course Catalog 
Spring 2011 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching Assistant Certificate

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Division: Business, Behavioral/Social Sciences, Public and Human Services
Academic Dept: Human Services
HEGIS: 5503
Curriculum Chair: Dr. Saul Yanofsky, Assistant Dean
Tel: 914-606-8539

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. Upon completion of this proposed Certificate Program, students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of a range of issues in the field of public education in grades K-12
  • Have information regarding teacher preparation and certification issues so that they will know what career options they have, and what the routes are in pursuing those options
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic information, concepts and principles in the field of psychology, especially as they pertain to the education of young children
  • Demonstrate college-level competence in the area of critical reading and writing
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully complete college-level work in an area of concentration

Minimum Total Credits: 18

Advisement Guide: The Advisement Guide provides important information to students about how best to complete this degree, including a semester-by-semester breakdown of how best to complete the required classes. Click here for the Advisement Guide’s 2-Semester Plan .

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