In some states, a high school diploma with up to 18 credits of college courses will also satisfy the education requirement.
Related Resource: Master's in Education Classroom Responsibilities for Teaching Assistants The education and certification requirements help prepare future teaching assistants to perform a number of tasks in the classroom.
The department requires that students register for credit under PSYIntroduction to Teaching in Psychology, in any semester when the student is a TA.
In addition, in most states, teaching assistants must successfully complete a state certification examination in order to begin working in a classroom with a lead, certified teacher. Teaching Assistant Certification and Licensing The certification requirements for teaching assistants varies by state.
Other instructors will informally offer the position to top ranked students. Develop critical skills for graduate training. Once signed, take the form to the Psychology Advising office PSYwhere an advisor will register you for the course.
Independent of the particular course or instructor, TAs will benefit intellectually by developing their communication and leadership skills and by gaining a better understanding of the ways in which people learn. Future assistant educators accumulate knowledge and skill in areas that include techniques for teaching specific content subject areas, resources to utilize in the classroom, and additional courses in teaching methods and psychology.
Do not be discouraged if there are no opportunities currently available and try again next semester. Psychology beyond the classroom. PSY Teaching Apprenticeship PSY gives you the opportunity to work with an instructor to receive feedback and supervision while developing critical teaching and organizational skills.
The decision regarding whether or not to have a TA is at the sole discretion of the instructor.