Teacher Aide apprenticeship

Description of an apprenticeship as a Teacher Aide

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Teacher Aide apprenticeship

DOT code: 099.327-010, AIMS code: 0657

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Performs any combination of following instructional tasks in classroom to assist teaching staff of public or private elementary or secondary school: Discusses assigned teaching area with classroom teacher to coordinate instructional efforts. Prepares lesson outline and plan in assigned area and submits outline to teacher for review. Plans, prepares, and develops various teaching aids, such as bibliographies, charts, and graphs. Presents subject matter to students, utilizing variety of methods and techniques, such as lecture, discussion, and supervised role playing. Prepares, administers, and grades examinations. Assists students, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts. Confers with parents on progress of students. May specialize in single subject area. May be required to have completed specified number of college education credits.

Work process schedule

Task Hours
A. Orientation 200
B. Administration Policies and Procedures 200
C. Student Supervision 1200
D. Learning Process 2000
E. Consultation Techniques 400
(Every 2,000 hours = one year) total hours: 4000

Related technical instruction

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires 150 hours each year of related technical instruction which must be mastered by the apprentice in order to successfully complete the program. The following is a general listing of instruction topics for this trade. To download a complete description of this trade click on the work process folder shown above. For further information, please call the Division of Apprentice Standards at (617) 626-5409.

Special education
Graphics - Introduction to computers
Occupational theory

Speech pathology
Science - Child and adolescence psychology
Graphics - Computer graphics

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