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Spring 2016 Course Catalog 
    
Spring 2016 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: Prof. Sheila Hanna
Telephone: 914-606-6625
Email: sheila.hanna@sunywcc.edu

A Note about Program Requirements


The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2016. 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.

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


  1. Students will demonstrate competency in college-level English and Mathematics required to assist teachers in an elementary school setting.
  2. Students will 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. Students will gain understanding of the history, structure and current policy issues in American education, so that they can understand, and work effectively within, an elementary school setting.

Minimum Total Credits - 18


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

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