Teacher Assistant Level II Microcredential
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Teacher Assistant Level II Microcredential

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A Teacher Assistant begins at Level I, by earning a high school diploma, completing an exam, Child Abuse Workshop Certificate, finger printing, and DASA training. The certificate is valid for three years Teacher Assistant at BOCES.

The microcredential in Teacher Assistant Level II is designed for Teacher Assistants already at Level I. To reach Level II a student must complete nine college credits. The three college courses will enable students to demonstrate competency in writing, reading, understanding the principles of education, and basic knowledge from an introductory psychology class.

Students who complete the Teacher Assistant Level II microcredential by earning nine college credits may later enroll into one of Jefferson's degree programs. Teacher Assistant Level II course requirements fit into JCC's Childhood Education program or Early Childhood with both transfer pathways for a teaching certificate at a four-year teacher preparation institution.

When students complete the Teacher Assistant Level II microcredential, they will be able to: 

  • Explain the responsibilities of educators as leaders within the context of daily decision making.
  • Examine a variety of teaching styles and models, including those from the historical and philosophical perspective.
  • Read analytically, synthesize effectively, evaluate critically, and provide commentary to assigned readings. 
  • Research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details.
  • Demonstrate coherent college-level communication (written and oral) that informs, persuades, or otherwise engages with an audience. 
  • Differentiate among the major theoretical perspectives in psychology, and identify basic terms and concepts associated with these perspectives. 
  • Demonstrate ability to use transferable skills from the courses to solve problems in one’s own life and the lives of others. 

*Eligible for Part-Time Tuition Assistance for Non-Degree Programs. Eligibility rules apply. Students must complete a FAFSA. Learn more.

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Microcredential Requirements              
Microcredential Requirements (9 Credit Hours): Credit Hours
EDU 210, Principles of Education  3
ENG 101, Research and Composition 3
PSY 133, Introduction to Psychology 3