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Teacher Assistant Training Program

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 visithttp://www.ride.ri.govand 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.

$299 (includes pre-test, $5 non-refundable registration fee and training manual)


50596 TCHR-1000-151, &  50597 TCHR-2000-151
Mon & Wed, 6-9 p.m., 14 mtgs, Jun 5 – Jul 19, 2017

60190 TCHR-1000-150, & 60191-TCHR-2000-150
Mon & Wed, 6-9 p.m., 14 mtgs, Sep 25 – Nov 15, 2017

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60188 TCHR-1000-001, & 60189 TCHR-2000-001
Tue, Wed, Thu, 9am - Noon, 14 mtgs, Jul 11 – Aug 9, 2017

60192 TCHR-1000-002, & 60193 TCHR-2000-002
Tue & Thur, 6-9 p.m., 14 mtgs, Sep 12 – Oct 26, 2017

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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.

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Last Updated: 3/30/17