Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Work with special needs students using techniques such as sign language, Bliss symbols or Braille
B. Monitor students during recess, at noon hour or during the day
C. May assist with marking of tests and worksheets
D. Assist with classroom inventory
E. Assist in school library or office and perform other duties assigned by school principal.
F. Assist students with lessons under direct supervision of classroom teacher
G. Monitor and report to classroom teacher on student progress
1. To be an elementary or secondary school teacher assistant, you usually need a high school diploma.
2. You may also need college courses in childcare or a related field.
3. To be a teacher assistant who aids students with special needs, you need specialized training and experience.
4. Movement among occupations related to child and adolescent care is possible with experience.
5. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 3 in 10 have an undergraduate university degree.
2. Computer Basics - Word and Excel
4. Social Studies
The average hourly wages for Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants is $14.98/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the sale and service sector and are close to the average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.