Teaching Assistant

Program Information

Degree Type: Certificate
Program Code: CETA
Hegis Code: 5503.00
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The Teaching Assistant program has been designed to meet the training levels for Teaching Assistants in New York State as proposed by the State Education Department. Teaching assistants work in public school settings helping the classroom teacher to accomplish daily tasks. They provide direct instructional services to the students under the supervision of a licensed teacher. The teaching assistant is able to work with small groups of students on special projects, help the teacher better know the students, and may assist students in utilizing a variety of instructional resources. This program will also transfer into SUNY Adirondack's A.A. or A.S. programs. After completing the A.A. or A.S. degree, students may choose to pursue a bachelor's degree in education at a four-year college or university. Recommended High School Preparation: Math course A.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-4 Freshman Experience Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Writing I Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 English Eng102, Eng103, Eng108 or Eng249
3 General Psychology Psy101
3 Child Psychology (Prereq Required) or Development Psychology (Prereq Required) Psy202 or Psy222
3 Math Mat108, Mat114 or Mat115
3 Speech Sph111
3 College Health Hed103
3 History Course His100, His101, His102, His103 or His104
3 SUNY Gen Ed Arts or Humanities Silos (Art, Music or Theater) ART, MUS or THR
3 Educational Foundations Edu101
31 Minimum credits required for graduation  
Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-4 Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 Psy101
3 Hed103
3 Mat108 or Mat114
3 His100, His101, His102, His103 or His104
Second Semester
3 Eng102, Eng103, Eng108 or Eng249
3 Psy202 or Psy222
3 Sph111
3 Edu101
3 SUNY Gen Ed Arts or Humanities (ART, MUS THR)


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