Education & Teaching
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Teacher Aide

If you love to work with children, want to help educate, shape, and inspire the future generations of the world, and are searching for a job that's part-time and off in the summer, a Teacher Aide degree or certification could be a great fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Teacher Aide students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years) or certification program prior to entering the workforce. In this field, some entry-level positions only require a high school diploma or equivalent, but most professionals in this industry obtain an associate degree or certificate to open the door to more opportunities. Some states require that Teacher Assistants working in public schools complete an associate degree.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background and teaching, tutoring, and/or mentoring experience helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Teacher Aide Degree Or Certification

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a Teacher Aide degree or certification include:

  • Teacher Assistant
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Early Education Assistant
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Teacher Assistants was $27,920 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.