Teacher Assistant Training

Teacher Assistant Training NOW ENROLLING

Working as a teacher assistant in kindergarten-to-grade 12 classrooms full-time, part-time, or as a substitute teacher assistant requires training. A teaching assistant, teacher's aide, or education assistant is an individual who assists a teacher with instructional and classroom responsibilities. CCRI is now accepting registrations for its teacher assistant training course that will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, online, from July 13 to August 26, 2020. Topics are:

  • roles and responsibilties of the teacher assistant
  • human development
  • diversity
  • special education
  • basic rights
  • school health and safety
  • instructional process
  • school laws
  • computer and technology skills
  • positive classroom climate
  • team-building

The certificate is recognized by the Rhode Island Department of Education, and the course is free for persons who meet eligibility requirements. Proof of income is required, as is a BCI. If you are a Rhode Island Island resident with a high school diploma or GED and interested in this career path, contact us about enrolling by calling 401-584-4931 or emailing faith.hanson@riopc.edu

Tuition waivers are made possible for this program by the Rhode Island Office of Housing and Community Development. The Community Development Block Grant awarded to the Town of Westerly requires enrollment of income-eligible citizens living in Washington County.