TEACHER ASSISTANT

The Teacher Assisting Program prepares students for employment as teacher assistants within the Broward County Public School System.

The course content includes responsibilities and tasks of a Teacher Assistant:

  • Lesson Planning & Implementation
  • Classroom Management Techniques, Rules, Regulations, & Standard Procedures within the Broward County School system
  • Review for the Broward County Mandated ParaPro Assessment

The 270 hours of classroom instruction is designed to enable the individual to achieve the following educational objectives:

  • Demonstration of knowledge
  • Skills & Attitudes Needed to be an Effective Teacher Assistant
  • Discussion of Major Issues Concerning Public Education
  • Operation of Audio-Visual Equipment & Computers
  • Preparation of Visual Aids & Educational Games
  • Supervision of Safety
  • Health & Welfare of Students
  • Performance of Clerical Duties
  • Demonstration of Application of Knowledge of Basic Math
  • Employability Skills
  • Various Methods of Communication

The remaining 180 hours of the course is OJT (on-the-job training).

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as teacher assistants within the Broward County Public School System.


Instructor: Caryn Coburn