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
1-2 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110

Writing I 


Academic Writing or

Writing in and about the Sciences or

Writing in and about Literature or

Children's Literature

ENG102, ENG103, ENG108 or ENG249
3 General Psychology PSY101
3 Child Psychology or Development Psychology PSY202 (Prereq Required) or PSY222 (Prereq Required)

Math for Childhood Education:Arithmetic, Algebra, Number Theory or

Math for Childhood Education: Probability, Statistics, Geometry

 MAT114 or MAT115
3 Introduction to Public Speaking SPH111
3 College Health HED103

SUNY GEN ED American History or Western Civilization

HIS101, HIS102, HIS103 or HIS104
3 SUNY GEN ED The Arts or SUNY GEN ED Humanities (ARH, MUS,THR only)  
3 Educational Foundations EDU101
31 Minimum credits required for graduation  
Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-4 HRD100, HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101
3 PSY101
3 HED103
3 MAT114 or MAT115
3 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 The Arts or SUNY GEN ED Humanities (ARH, MUS or THR only)



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