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Teacher's Aide Specialist Program (BP-TASP-01)

$2,995.00

Course Description

A teacher's aide is an indispensable individual who performs a number of jobs such as providing instructional and clerical support to classroom teachers, meeting with parents, supervising children, and/or helping teachers set up for special projects. Our online Teacher’s Aide Specialist Program will help you to become that indispensable individual while focusing on the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from older children and learning how to work with young children in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment. Let us help you work toward a career as a teacher’s aide. If you love children and want to see them succeed educationally, then becoming a teacher’s aide is for you! This distance learning teacher’s aide course can help you take the first step toward a rewarding, new career as a teacher’s aide. There are a number of teacher’s aide jobs that directly assist teachers, administrators and instructors that are vital to the successful education of students of all ages and skill levels. A teacher’s aide is an indispensable individual who performs a number of teacher’s aide jobs such as providing instructional and clerical support to classroom teachers, meeting with parents, supervising children, and/or helping teachers set up for special projects. Early Child Development introduces the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from older children and demonstrates how to work with young children in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment. In each module, critical social and cultural factors are related to young children's development; factors relevant to working with children with special needs are integrated throughout. Popular theoretical views of learning are included, as well as information about the importance of play and technology in a young child's learning process. Other areas covered include developmentally appropriate practice, readiness, assessment, the importance of working with children and families from diverse cultures, the development of early stages of reading, and the importance of brain development. Throughout the course, real-life examples and anecdotes bring theory and research to life. Upon successful completion this course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the ETS’ ParaPro Assessment Certification exam. States may require additional education and experience for employment.

Outline

Teacher Aide
Teacher’s Aide Module 1
Understanding Public Schools
• Understanding the Diversity of a Nation
• Impact of History on Education
• The Purposes of the Curriculum
• Day-to-Day Work of Teachers and Paraprofessionals
• The No Child Left Behind Act
• Issues in Classroom Management
• Classroom as Community
• Responses to Classroom Disruptions
• Classroom Management in Diverse Classroom Settings
• Students’ Perspectives on Management
• Students with Exceptionalities
• English Language Learners
• Language Diversity in the Classroom
Teacher’s Aide Module 2
Developing as a Paraprofessional
• Law and Ethics in Education
• Effective Communication as an Educational Team Member
• Building Effective Mentoring Relationships
• Language to Reduce Stressful Situations
• Communicating with Parents and Caregivers
• Tips for Written Communication
• Effective Instructional Strategies
• Life in Classrooms
• Developmental Differences Among Learners
• Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
• Professional Development
• Developing as a Paraprofessional
Teacher’s Aide Module 3
Basic Math
• Addition and Subtraction
• Multiplication and Division
• Order of Operations
• Variables and Distributive Property
• Integers
• Fractions
• Exponents
• Square Roots and Irrational Numbers
• Decimals
• Expressions and Equations
• Rounding and Estimating
• Prime Numbering and Factoring
Teacher’s Aide Module 4
Geometry and Pre-Algebra
• Ratios and Proportions
• Percents
• Mark-up and Discount
• Solving and Graphing Inequalities
• Linear Functions and Graphs
• Relations and Functions
• Slope and Intercepts
• Algebra and Geometry
• Polygons
• Midpoint
• Right Triangles and Pythagorean Theory
• Distance Formula
• Monomials and Polynomials
• Word Problems
Teacher’s Aide Module 5
English Grammar
• Nouns and Pronouns
• Adjectives and Adverbs
• Verbs and Verb Phrases
• Sentence Structure
• Verb Forms
• Simple and Perfect Tenses
• The Passive Voice
• Mood and the Subjunctive
• Irregular Verbs
• Spelling Rules
• Vocabulary
• Diction
Teacher’s Aide Module 6
English Composition
• Capitalization and Punctuation
• Commas
• Quotation Marks
• Parentheses
• Hyphens
• The Writing Process
• Creating a Thesis Statement
• Organization
• Editing and Revising
• Types of Essays
• Research and Citation
• Most Common Errors
• Fragments and Run-Ons
• Pronoun Errors
• Spelling Errors
**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**
Early Childhood Development
Early Childhood Development Module 1
The Young Child: Birth Through Age 8
• A Brief Look at the Young Child
• Developmental and Learning Theories
• Studying the Young Child
Early Childhood Development Module 2
Learning: Birth Through Age 8
• How Learning Takes Place
• Learning Through Play
• The Adult Role in Learning: General Characteristics
• The Adult Role in Learning: Family and Sociocultural Factors
Early Childhood Development Module 3
Prenatal, Infancy and Toddlers Development
• Conception and Prenatal Development
• Heredity, Environment and Development
• Birth and the First Two Weeks
• Infancy: Theory, Environment and Culture
• Infancy: Affective Development
• Infancy: Cognitive Development
Early Childhood Development Module 4
The Toddler Developing Toward Independence
• The Toddler: Autonomy
• The Toddler: Physical and Motor Development
• The Toddler: Affective Development
• The Toddler: Cognitive Development
Early Childhood Development Module 5
Physical and Motor Development Age Three to Six
• Physical Development
• Health, Safety and Nutrition
• Motor Development
Early Childhood Development Module 6
Cognitive Growth and Development Age Three to Six
• The Cognitive System
• Concept Development
• Language Development
• Language in Everyday Use: Oral Language
• Written Language Development
• Intelligence and Creativity
• The Adult Role and Cognitive Development
Early Childhood Development Module 7
Affective Growth and Development Age Three to Six
• The Nature of Affective Development
• Social Development
• The Adult Role in Affective Development
Early Childhood Development Module 8
Age Six to Eight Development
• Preschool to Primary: Bridging the Gap
• Continuity in Education
• Concept of School Readiness
• The Primary Child: Affective Development
• Social Interaction in Primary Classrooms
• Self-Esteem and Moral Development
• Cognitive Development and Schooling
• Moving From Concrete to Symbolic Thinking
• Computers in School
Early Childhood Development Module 9
The Whole Child
• A Look at the Whole Child
• Action for Children

Duration

12 months

Hours

405

Audience

Certification

Teacher Aide
Upon successful completion this course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the ETS’ ParaPro Assessment Certification exam. States may require additional education and experience for employment.
** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

Language

English

Instructor

The Teacher's Aide Specialist Program course is supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

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