Teacher Assistant Certificate Program (TEA)

The purpose of this program is to provide an option for in-service paraeducators (teacher assistants, teacher aides, monitors) and other individuals who plan to seek employment in various public school settings to earn appropriate college-level credits to meet the certification requirements to work in the above job titles.

All courses in the Certificate program are applicable to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree programs in either EDE, EDC, or to the various Adolescent Education options.

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 101 Composition I 3
BHS 103 Social Problems in Today's World 3
PSY 111 Psychological Principles 3
THE 120 Performing Skills for the Classroom 3
TOTAL   12

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ECH 101 (a) OR Introduction to Early Childhood Education OR  
BHS 207 (c) Education in American Society 3
ECH 212 (a) OR Language and Literature in Early Childhood  
ENG 102 (b) Composition II 3
PSY 221 (d) OR Child and Adolescent Development OR  
PSY 204 (e) Adolescent Psychology 3
Elective   3-4
TOTAL   12-13
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

Notes:

a. Courses with ECH prefixes will meet some of the requirements for students pursuing degrees/certificates to work with learners from Birth-Grade 2.

b. ENG 102 will meet requirements for students pursuing degrees/certificates to work with learners at any of the certification levels, Early Childhood, Birth-Grade 2, Childhood, Grades 1-6 and Adolescent Education, Grades 7-12.

c. BHS 207 will meet requirements for students pursuing degrees/certificates to work with learners at the certification levels Childhood Education, Grades 1-6 and Adolescent Education, Grades 7-12. Students focusing on learners from Birth–Grade 2 should enroll in ECH 101, Introduction to Early Childhood Education.

d. PSY 221 will meet the Human Development requirement for Individuals seeking degrees/certificates to work with learners both at the certification levels Early Childhood, Birth-Grade 2, and Childhood Education, Grades 1-6.

e. PSY 204 is the only course that will meet the requirement for individuals seeking to work with Adolescents in Grades 7-12.