Formerly Instructional Assistant
If you love working with school-aged children and feel a career in education is calling you, the Foundations of Teacher Education associate degree program at Gateway Technical College is right for you. The two-year program is offered online. The typical instructional assistant or paraprofessional will work under the supervision of a licensed teacher, performing a variety of tasks in the classroom including monitoring student’s activities, tutoring, correcting papers, facilitating small groups and supervising various classroom and school events.
Gateway’s Foundations of Teacher Education degree program is convenient, affordable and flexible. The online classes make it easy to perform coursework whenever it is convenient. Students will benefit from instructors who currently work as regular or special education teachers. Students will gain practicum experience and training at area public schools. By graduation, students will have a unique portfolio, outlining professional history and academic growth. Gateway’s Foundations of Teacher Education program meets Title I requirements and fulfills the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB Act) for paraprofessionals.