2017 Teacher Assistants
Median Pay: US$24,900
Entry Level: Some college, no degree
Summary
Teacher assistants work under a teacher's supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.
Duties

Teacher assistants typically do the following:

  • Reinforce lessons presented by teachers by reviewing material with students one-on-one or in small groups
  • Enforce school and class rules to help teach students proper behavior
  • Help teachers with recordkeeping, such as tracking attendance and calculating grades
  • Help teachers prepare for lessons by getting materials ready or setting up equipment, such as computers
  • Supervise students in class, between classes, during lunch and recess, and on field trips

Teacher assistants also are called teacher aides, instructional aides, paraprofessionals, education assistants, and paraeducators.

Teacher assistants work with or under the guidance of a licensed teacher. Generally, teachers introduce new material to students while teacher assistants help reinforce the lessons by working with individual students or small groups of students. For example, after the teacher presents a lesson, a teacher assistant may help a small group of students as they try to master the material.

Teachers may seek feedback from assistants to monitor students' progress. Some teachers and teacher assistants meet regularly to discuss lesson plans and student development. Teacher assistants sometimes help teachers by grading tests and checking homework.

Some teacher assistants work only with special education students. Some of these students attend regular classes, and teacher assistants help them understand the material and adapt the information to their learning style. Teacher assistants may work with students who have more severe disabilities in separate classrooms. They help these students with basic needs, such as eating or personal hygiene. With young adults, they may help students with disabilities learn skills necessary for them to find a job or live independently after graduation.

Some teacher assistants work in specific locations in the school. For example, some work in computer laboratories, teaching students how to use computers and helping them use software. Others work as recess or lunchroom attendants, supervising students during these times of the day.

Although most teacher assistants work in elementary, middle, and high schools, others work in preschools and childcare centers. Often, one or two assistants work with a lead teacher to provide the individual attention that young children need. They help with educational activities. They also supervise the children at play and help with feeding and other basic care.

Floating Teacher

Type: Part Time
Position Title: Floating TeacherPosition Department: Child Development CenterFLSA Status: Non-ExemptCompensation: $18.50-$20.00 per hourReports To: Child Development Center CoordinatorAssociated Students SummaryAssociated Students' (A.S.) mission is to support and represent the students of San...
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Graduate Assistants

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
NECC staff enrolled in the Western New England University Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis graduate program are able to be employed as a NECC graduate assistant. Graduate assistants participate in the three-year degree program (on-site) while gaining valuable work experience with...
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Lead Instructor of Indonesian Language and Culture, Defense Critical Language and Culture Program (DCLCP)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The University of Montana invites applications for a Lead Instructor of Indonesian and Culture with the Defense Critical Language and Culture Program (DCLCP). DCLCP provides intensive language and culture education for members of the Active Duty Military, the National Guard, Reserve and...
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Open Rank-Lecturer-Communication

Type: Part Time
The Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time, 9-month appointment at the rank of Lecturer to begin August 2019. The department seeks to hire a generalist in communication with preparation in a variety of theoretical and...
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L.A. AS SUBJECT RESIDENT ARCHIVIST

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION:The L.A. As Subject Residency Program will provide the opportunity for a post-graduate MLIS student with an interest in pursuing a career in archives to learn from professionals and scholars in the field.For more information on the L.A. As Subject Residency Program, please...
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CHILD CARE COORDINATOR

Type: Part Time
BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. In all aspects of our work, we strive for the highest ethical and performance standards and is guided...
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Elementary Teaching Assistant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
About Explore Schools:Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our mission is to provide students with the academic skills and critical-thinking abilities they need to succeed in a college-preparatory...
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RN NEW GRADUATE NURSE - BURN CENTER - FALL 2018

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
New Graduate RN needed for the Burn Center. This is a 36 hours/week, day/night and weekend rotation, with flexible self-scheduling and is eligible for an extensive benefit package.The Burn Center is a 21-bed ICU capable unit that has the most state of the art and innovative equipment. We provide...
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Graduate Assistants

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
NECC® staff enrolled in the Western New England University Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis graduate program are able to be employed as a NECC graduate assistant. Graduate assistants participate in the three-year degree program (on-site) while gaining valuable work experience with...
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Part-Time PARCC Prep Instructor, Language Arts

Type: Part Time
Middle School & High School PARCC Prep Instructor: Language Arts, PARCC Prep 6th LA, Language Arts PARCC Prep 7th grade, Language Arts PARCC Prep 8th grade, Language Arsts PARCC Prep 9th grade Language Arts PARCC Prep 10th grade Language Arts, PARCC Prep 11th grade Language Arts. Will hire...
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Part-Time Cultural/Academic Elective Instructor

Type: Part Time
Cultural/Academic Elective Instructor To provide instruction in a variety of cultural or academic elective topics not limited to, but inclusive of the following topics: Drama, Creative Writing, Current Events, Psychology, Sociology, Debate, Communications, Robotics, Coding, Engineering, Etiquette,...
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Part-Time SAT Prep Instructor

Type: Part Time
SAT Prep Instructor: Math and Language Arts SAT Prep: Math SAT Prep: Language Arts Will hire individual candidates for each subject, or a candidate qualified to teach multiple SAT subjectsEssential Functions:Ability to plan, organize, develop and conduct a comprehensive instructional program for...
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Part -Time High School Foreign Language Instructor

Type: Part Time
High School Foreign Language Instructors: Spanish I, Spanish II, French I, French II, Mandarin, American Sign Language.Essential Functions:-Conduct an integrated academic foreign language class, teach students learning strategies, -Conduct teaching and instructional activities using educational...
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Part -Time UB Academic Elective Instructor

Type: Part Time
The Part-Time Upward Bound Academic Elective Instructor will provide instruction in a variety of academic elective topics not limited to, but inclusive of the following topics: Robotics, Coding, Engineering, Architecture etc. Individual candidates will be hired for each subject, or a candidate...
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Part-Time Upward Bound High School Math Instructor

Type: Part Time
High School Math Instructor: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 11 or Pre-calculus/Calculus.Essential Functions:- Conduct an integrated academic math class (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-calculus/Calculus) class, - Teach students learning strategies, - Conduct teaching and instructional activities...
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UB Culural Elective Instructor

Type: Part Time
Cultural Elective Instructor To provide instruction in a variety of cultural elective topics not limited to, but inclusive of the following topics: Drama, Creative Writing, Current Events, Psychology, Sociology, Debate, Communications, Etiquette, Art, Dance, Chess, Karate, Yoga, Mentoring, etc....
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Upward Bound High School Language Arts Instructor

Type: Part Time
High School Language Arts Instructor: English I, English II, EnglishEssential Functions:To conduct an integrated academic language arts (English I, English II, English III, English IV ) class, teach students learning strategies, conduct teaching and instructional activities using educational...
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Teacher Assistant-UBELL

Type: Part Time
The position of Teacher Assistant for the Upward Bound English Language Learners (UBELLs) requires an overall commitment to the policies and procedures of the Consortium for Pre-College Education in Greater Newark department. Employment and/or continued employment is subject to successfully passing...
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Career/Leadership Development Events (CDE/LDE) Intern

Type: Internship
The National FFA is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in a 4 1/2 month internship at the National FFA Center in Indianapolis, IN. The position will start the first week of July and end early-November.The Awards and Recoginition team is looking for an Intern with knowledge...
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