Teacher Assistant Certification Training Program

The Teacher Assistant Certification Training Program, approved by the RI Department of Education (RIDE), offers the opportunity to become a full-time, part-time or substitute teacher assistant. This program is delivered by a team of highly qualified teachers, teacher assistants, healthcare professionals, and ESOL instructors. Cost: $305. Some individuals may be eligible to enroll at no cost.

Enrollment is on a first come first serve basis and space is limited.

*PLEASE NOTE: Completing the application linked below does not guarantee immediate placement in the course. Upon reviewing your application we will assess your eligibility and notify you of class placement, if you qualify.

Eligibility


  • High School diploma or higher.

  • Pass the CASAS GOALS test with a minimum score of 228 Reading and 215 Math (for those holding a HS diploma/GED only)




Program Duration


  • 2-4 weeks:

  • Tues. & Thurs. 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm

    (Dates and times may vary depending on the class)




Course Components


  • 24 hours of classroom instruction

    • Individuals holding a college degree (AA, BA, or higher) are exempt from the last 12 hours of classroom instruction

  • 3-hours of job shadowing

    • If you are already working as a Paraprofessional this requirement may vary

  • ParaPro Assessment

    • Individuals holding a college degree (AA, BA, or higher) are exempt from this component




Upcoming Online Sessions


  • Nov 29th - Dec 9th (Mon. through Thurs.: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
  • Jan 18th - Feb 10th (Tues. & Thurs.: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
  • Feb 22nd - Mar 17th (Tues. & Thurs.: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
  • Mar 29th - Apr 21st (Tues. & Thurs.: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
  • May 3rd - May 26th (Tues. & Thurs.: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
  • Jun 7th - Jun 30th (Tues. & Thurs.: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)





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Learn more about our Teacher Assistant Certification Training Program by checking out our conversation on LaborVision RI. Click the video button below and jump to the 2nd half of the show!

Contact information:
 

     Haley De La Rosa: hdelarosa@riilsr.org
 

     Fatima Martin: fmartin@riilsr.org