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Certificate Program Overview
If you envision yourself working in the classroom, FLCC's teaching assistant certificate program is 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 also benefit from two required courses, EDU 101 Teacher Assistant I and EDU 102 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.
Our Teaching Assistant Certificate is 100% Online
FLCC's Teaching Assistant certificate program is offered exclusively online. This online format provides a convenient and flexible way to earn an education. Study on your time and from a location that fits your busy schedule. Find out more about online degree programs.
Certificate Program Outcomes
After graduation, you will have met the education requirements for the teaching assistant 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.
As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 24 credit hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0). For this certificate, you must successfully complete the following:
Humanities (9 Credit Hours)
- ENG 101 Composition I
- ENG 209 Introduction to Children's Literature
- COM 100 Human Communication
Teaching Assistant (9 Credit Hours)
- EDU 101 Teacher Assistant I
- EDU 102 Teacher Assistant II
- EDU 200 Foundations of American Education
Social Science (3 Credit Hours)
- PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
Mathematics (3 Credit Hours)
- MAT 180 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I
The schedule below shows how the requirements for this certificate may be met in two semesters. For some students, fulfilling certificate requirements may take more than two semesters to complete. When planning your schedule, you should consult with your advisor.
First Semester (12 Credit Hours)
- ENG 101 Composition I (3)
- EDU 101 Teacher Assistant I (3)
- MAT 180 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I (3)
- PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3)
Second Semester (12 Credit Hours)
- ENG 209 Introduction to Children’s Literature (3)
- COM 100 Human Communication (3)
- EDU 102 Teacher Assistant II (3)
- EDU 200 Foundations of American Education (3)
Schedule Updated: July 1, 2021
Mandatory Professional Licensure Disclosures:
SUNY's academic programs leading to licensure or certification are carefully designed to meet and exceed New York State requirements. Other states may have their own requirements. If your goal is to practice in another state, please review that state's requirements. View professional licensure disclosures.