Teacher Assistant
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Teacher assistant is a program that prepares individuals to assist a teacher in regular classroom settings or in providing instruction and supervision to special student populations, such as bilingual/bicultural students, special education students, adult learners, and students learning English. includes instruction in techniques of general classroom supervision, maintaining order, assisting with lessons and carrying out related assignments.
Careers for program graduates
Following are recommended careers for people who earn teacher assistant degrees, with color indicating the most common education attained by other workers.
Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School Teaching Assistants
No degree
Current Award Levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in teacher assistant at each level last year.
05001K2K2K0-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year CertificateAssociate's DegreeBachelor's Degree
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Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all teacher assistant graduates from this last academic year. We found a lower percentage of international graduates than in 55% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 85% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in teacher assistant earned in the last academic year, 94% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 95% of other programs.
Completions History

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Number of graduates
02,0004,0006,000200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Master's Degree
Postbaccalaureate Cert
Bachelor's Degree
Associate's Degree
2-4 Year Certificate
1-2 Year Certificate
0-1 Year Certificate
Where can I complete this program?
Explore schools that offer teacher assistant degrees and certificates

Use this list to identify high-performing schools in convenient locations that offer this program. Select the orange scatter button to see typical starting salaries and student loans by school and award level for the broad program Teaching Assistants/Aides. (Salary data is only available for large programs.)

Understanding the columns

The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.

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