You might hire a teaching assistant to:

  • Help a lead teacher with instruction, classroom management, assignment grading, and other relevant tasks
  • Foster safe and engaging learning environments for students by cleaning, decorating, and organizing classrooms

  • Guide students through difficult lessons in smaller groups

  • Communicate with families and contribute to a positive school culture

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent
Associate’s degree (or equivalent) in child development or related field
Highly effective verbal, written, and visual communication skills
Experience in developing lesson plans
Understanding of basic principles of child development
Experience with special-needs students
Ability to interact comfortably with children, parents, guardians, and staff
Ability to be flexible and adjust to changes in a dynamic environment