Teacher Assistant Training Program

Pre-Test Dates

$25 (no registration fee applies)

Wed, 6-9p.m., July 25, 2018, Lincoln

Wed, 6-9p.m., August 15, 2018, Warwick

Wed, 6-9p.m., September 12, 2018, Lincoln

Mon, 6-9p.m., October 22, 2018, Warwick

Wed, 6-9p.m., November 14, 2018, Lincoln

For more information on TABE Testing please view our TABE info sheet.

This program is WIOA-approved [Learn more about WIOA]

This program provides training consistent with state standards for anyone interested in being employed as a full-time, part-time or substitute teacher assistant. Instruction is provided by a multidisciplinary team. Topics to be addressed include: roles and responsibilities of the teacher assistant; human development; diversity; special education; basic rights; school health and safety; the instructional process; school laws; computer and technology skills; positive classroom climate; and team-building. Students also will be required to complete three hours of job shadowing a TA. For more information about course requirements please view: [Teacher Assistant Program Requirements]

A certificate recognized by RIDE is awarded upon successful completion of all classes, assignments, job shadowing, and the final exam.

Participants must successfully complete a reading, language and mathematics assessment test at the first class session. On the day of the pretest, you must present acceptable identification that includes your name, photograph and signature such as a current valid photo driver's license, a photo employment ID, a current valid passport, military identification, a photo student ID accompanied by an additional photo or signature ID (photo credit cards or check cashing cards). Although this is a noncredit training program, one credit is transferable to CCRI's Human Services programs.

NOTE: The RI Department of Education does not certify individual teacher assistants, but sets minimum qualifications that school districts must follow in hiring TAs. Applicants should always check with the district(s) where they want to apply to learn about their specific employment requirements. For more information on the minimum requirements, please visit http://www.ride.ri.gov and click on 'Become a Teacher Assistant.'

This program is approved for the use of VA educational benefits. If you would like to use your benefits for this program, please fill out the Student Certification Worksheet and return it to CWCE with your completed registration form.

$294 + $5 non-refundable registration fee
Training Manual Included


60400 TCHR-2000-150
Tue & Thur, 6-9 p.m., 13 mtgs, September 11 – October 23, 2018

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60401 TCHR-2000-001
Mon & Wed, 6-9 p.m., 13 mtgs, September 24 - Nov 12, 2018

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Duplicate/Replacement Certificates

If you need a Rhode Island teacher assistant certificate because you have lost the original, please mail the Duplicate Certificate Form- PDF* and a $10 check or money order payable to CCRI.

Contact Information

Val Serpa

ParaPro Assessment

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Last Updated: 7/3/18