Teacher's Aide Specialist Program

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Category: 
Education & Children
Combined Hours: 
405
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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A teacher's aide is an indispensable individual who performs a number of jobs such as providing instructional and clerical support to classroom teachers, meeting with parents, supervising children, and/or helping teachers set up for special projects.  Our online Teacher’s Aide Specialist Program will help you to become that indispensable individual while focusing on the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from older children and learning how to work with young children in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment.

Teacher's Aide

There are a number of teacher’s aide jobs that directly assist teachers, administrators, and instructors that are vital to the successful education of students of all ages and skill levels. A teacher’s aide is an indispensable individual who performs a number of teacher’s aide jobs such as providing instructional and clerical support to classroom teachers, meeting with parents, supervising children, and/or helping teachers set up for special projects. Our Teacher’s Aide course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a paraprofessional in a classroom setting.  

Prerequisite(s): None

Early Childhood Development

Early education classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse and caregivers must be prepared to meet the unique needs of all children in their care. Our Early Childhood Development course provides a broad overview of development in children across the world. We identify elements of typical and atypical development, as well as physical, social, emotional, linguistic, and intellectual characteristics in children from diverse backgrounds.

Prerequisite: None

 

** Course Subject to Change.

Teacher's Aide

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify effective instructional techniques used in a learning environment
  • Recall techniques for developing as a paraprofessional, such proper communication skills and professional ethics
  • Define the responsibilities of a paraprofessional and recognize day to day tasks
  • Recognize methods for supporting basic math and pre-algebra skills
  • List methods for supporting primary English language and composition skills

Early Childhood Development

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall theories and perspectives on child development
  • Identify features of genetics, prenatal development, and birth
  • Recognize characteristics of development in newborns, infants, and toddlers
  • Discuss components of development in preschool age children
  • Recall aspects of development in primary age children

Teacher's Aide

Teacher’s Aide Module 1
Effective Instruction for the Paraprofessional

  • Attributes Required of Paraprofessionals
  • Nature of the Work
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Instructional Supervision
  • Effective Instruction and Curriculum
  • Student Abilities
  • How Do I Know if Students Are Learning?
  • Effective Instruction Cycle
  • Guided Learning

Teacher’s Aide Module 2
Instruction in the Learning Environment

  • Monitoring Instructional Effectiveness
  • Relationship Between Teacher Behavior and Student Outcomes
  • Making Progress Toward Student Goals
  • Appropriate Feedback
  • Organization and Management of the Learning Environment
  • Selecting Curriculum
  • Achievement Standards and Testing
  • Learner Characteristics
  • Metacognition and Learning Styles
  • Culture, Ethnicity and Diversity
  • Social Influences

Teacher’s Aide Module 3
Student Behavior and Classroom Management

  • Effective Instruction and Its Influence on Behavior
  • Setting, Teaching and Adhering to Classroom Rules
  • Classroom Routines and Procedures
  • Recognizing and Rewarding Appropriate Behaviors
  • Praise
  • Dealing with Inappropriate Behaviors
  • Increasing Academic Learning Time
  • Transitions
  • Methods for Observation and Recording

Teacher’s Aide Module 4
Professionalism

  • Laws and Regulations Affecting Paraprofessionals’ Roles
  • Education at the National Level
  • State Regulations for Paraprofessionals
  • Classroom Level Regulations
  • Professional Behavior
  • Ethics
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Evaluation of Students
  • Evaluation of Adults
  • Paraprofessional Reflection
  • Improvement Goals

Teacher’s Aide Module 5
Basic Math

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Prime Numbers
  • Order of Operations
  • Variables and Distributive Property
  • Integers
  • Fractions
  • Exponents
  • Square Roots and Irrational Numbers

Teacher’s Aide Module 6
Pre-Algebra

  • Decimals
  • Comparing Decimals and Fractions
  • Expressions and Equations
  • Algebraic Prosperities of Equality
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Percents and Equations
  • Mark-up and Discount
  • Solving and Graphing Inequalities

Teacher’s Aide Module 7
Geometry

  • Linear Functions and Graphs
  • Relations and Functions
  • Slope and Intercepts
  • Algebra and Geometry
  • Polygons
  • Midpoint
  • Right Triangles and Pythagorean Theory
  • Distance Formula
  • Monomials and Polynomials
  • Word Problems

Teacher’s Aide Module 8
English Grammar

  • Nouns and Pronouns
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Verbs and Verb Phrases
  • Sentence Structure
  • Verb Forms
  • Simple and Perfect Tenses
  • The Passive Voice
  • Mood and the Subjunctive
  • Irregular Verbs

Teacher’s Aide Module 9
Capitalization, Punctuation, and the Writing Process

  • Capitalization and Punctuation
  • Commas
  • Quotation Marks
  • Parentheses
  • Hyphens
  • The Writing Process
  • Creating a Thesis Statement
  • Organization
  • Editing and Revising

Teacher’s Aide Module 10
Writing Basics

  • Types of Essays
  • Research
  • Citation
  • Most Common Errors
  • Fragments and Run-Ons
  • Subject/Verb Agreement
  • Pronoun Errors
  • Tense Errors
  • Spelling Errors

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development Module 1
Studying Early Childhood Development

  • What is Early Childhood Development?
  • Western Perspectives on Childhood
  • Interactions with Children
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Observing Children and Identifying Special needs
  • Understanding and Appreciating Diversity
  • Advocacy and Shaping of Public Policy

Early Childhood Development Module 2
Research and Assessment

  • Early Child Study
  • Correlational Studies
  • Experimental Studies
  • Qualitative/Ethnographic Studies
  • Assessment and Accountability Movement
  • Summative Assessment
  • Formative Assessment
  • Assessment to Identify Disabilities

Early Childhood Development Module 3
Theories of Child Development

  • Maturationist Theory
  • Behaviorist Theory
  • Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Cognitive-Developmental Theory
  • Neo-Piagetian Theories
  • Sociocultural Theory
  • Information Processing Theory
  • Ecological Systems Theory
  • Neuroscience and Theories of Development

Early Childhood Development Module 4
Genetics, Prenatal Development, and Birth

  • Genes and Chromosomes
  • Hereditary Diseases
  • Genetics from a Multicultural Perspective
  • Prenatal Development
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Western Childbirth Procedures

Early Childhood Development Module 5   
The Newborn

  • Physical Characteristics of Newborns
  • Newborn Psychological States
  • Sleeping and Waking Activity States
  • Crying
  • Breastfeeding
  • Reflexes
  • Newborns with Special Needs
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Environmental Risk Factors
  • Poor Health Status and Prematurity
  • Protecting the Newborn Brain

Early Childhood Development Module 6
Physical and Cognitive Development of Infants and Toddlers

  • Physical Growth and Motor Development
  • Motor Abilities
  • Self-Care Skills
  • Perceptual Development of Infants and Toddlers
  • Brain Growth of Infants and Toddlers
  • Visual and Hearing Impairments
  • Infant and Toddler Obesity

Early Childhood Development Module 7
Language, Social, and Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers

  • Receptive Communication
  • Productive Communication
  • First Words
  • Two-Word Utterances
  • Infant and Toddler Literacy
  • Trust and Attachment
  • Autonomy of Toddlers
  • Temperament
  • Early Emotions
  • Relationships and Egocentrism

Early Childhood Development Module 8
Physical, Motor, and Cognitive Development in Preschool Years

  • Gross Motor Development
  • Motor Play and Culture
  • Body-Brain Connection
  • Fine Motor Development
  • Artistic Development
  • Gender and Motor Development
  • Piaget’s Theory
  • Vygotsky’s Perspective on Cognitive Development
  • Information Processing
  • Academic Skills and Assessment

Early Childhood Development Module 9
Language, Social, and Emotional Development in Preschool Years

  • Sociodramatic Play
  • Facilitating the Play
  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Literacy Development
  • Emotional Growth
  • Peer Status and Friendships
  • Culture and Prosocial Behaviors
  • Sources of Variation in Social Competence

Early Childhood Development Module 10
Physical, Motor, and Cognitive Development in Primary Years

  • Physical Appearance and Stature
  • Poverty and Health Status
  • Motor Play and Culture
  • Modern Threats to Play
  • Schools Across Cultures
  • Intelligence
  • Culture and Traditional School Subjects
  • Critique of Traditional Theories
  • Metacognitive
  • Culture and School Success

Early Childhood Development Module 11
Language, Social, and Emotional Development in Primary Years

  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Writing in the Primary Years
  • Reading Development
  • Literacy and Culture
  • Sense of Competence
  • Types of Self-Esteem
  • Early Identity Formation
  • Peer Relationships
  • Moral Development

Early Childhood Development Module 12
Parents, Families, and Children

  • Types of Families
  • Family Members Who Influence Children’s Development
  • Parent Beliefs About Child Development
  • Parenting Styles
  • Adult-Child Interactions
  • Risk and Protective Factors

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.
 

Teacher's Aide

Upon successful completion this course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the ETS’ ParaPro Assessment Certification exam. States may require additional education and experience for employment.

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

 


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900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004
United States
Phone: 727-824-7800 ext. 8

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