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Teaching Assistant


If you envision yourself working in the classroom, FLCC's teaching assistant certificate program is designed for you! In this program, you'll complete courses that will prepare you to test for certification through the New York State Department of Education. You will take courses in humanities, social science, and math. You will also benefit from two required courses, GST 201 Teacher Assistant I and GST 202 Teacher Assistant II, which will prepare you for teacher assistant positions in the area of public education. These courses focus on federal and state laws and regulations, child and adolescent development and learning, classroom and behavior management, and instructional strategies.

After graduation, you will be eligible to apply for the teaching assistant level III certification through the New York State Department of Education. You may also choose to progress to FLCC's A.A. childhood education (teacher education transfer) degree program or the A.A. liberal arts and sciences degree program.

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 24 credit hours with a grade point average of no less than a C (2.0). For this certificate, you must successfully complete the following:

Humanities (9 Credit Hours)

  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 102 Introduction to Literature
  • COM 110 Public Speaking OR COM 115 Interpersonal Communication

Teaching Assistant (6 Credit Hours)

  • GST 201 Teacher Assistant I
  • GST 202 Teacher Assistant II

Social Science (3 Credit Hours)

  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology

Mathematics (3 Credit Hours)

  • MAT 180 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

General Electives (3 Credit Hours)

  • 3 credit hours of General Electives*

* General electives should be determined in consultation with the student's advisor.

Gainful Employment Information

This program falls under gainful employment disclosure regulations, a rule set by the U.S. Department of Education. View gainful employment information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.