Special Education Assistant Certificate (M116)
Program DescriptionStudents in the Special Education Assistant Certificate Program prepare for careers working with exceptional children in Baltimore City and area schools, hospitals, and clinics. Students acquire a foundation in human development and become experienced in working with exceptional children in educational settings providing practical fieldwork. Many students in the Early Childhood Education degree program also earn this Special Education certificate in order to expand their job opportunities.
Special Education Teacher Assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction
“Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.” (Bureau of Labor Statistics) For additional information see the source below.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Teacher Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/teacher-assistants.htm
The Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that “Employment of teacher assistants is projected to grow 9 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth is expected due to increases in student enrollment in elementary and secondary schools as well as in childcare and preschool.”
Career Options and Occupation Outlook
Special Education Teacher Assistants work in public and private schools, childcare centers, hospitals, and for religious organizations. About 4 in 10 worked part time in 2012. Most do not work during the summer. Educational requirements, which vary by school district and position, range from a high school diploma to an associate’s degree.