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Career Area: Education and Training
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-522-2
Offered Completely Online
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4303.5
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
instructional assistants

Foundations of Teacher Education Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Educational Assistant
Preschool Teacher
Specialized Education Aide
Substitute Teacher

Average Median Wage

$30079

Foundations of Teacher Education Programs

Teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. As an educational assistant (paraprofessional), you can make a difference by working directly under the supervision of a licensed classroom teacher to implement teacher-created lesson plans. You will likely work with small groups of students in the areas of reading or math as well as in one-on-one instructional settings. Some of the responsibilities you might have include tutoring in the content areas of reading, writing, math, and science; implementing teacher created plans in small group learning center activities; and offering technical support in the classroom. 

Educational assistants/paraprofessionals are used in K-12 for reading, writing, and math at the elementary, middle school, and high school classroom settings. You may work in the regular classroom or in a special education classroom with students who require additional support. The program covers the needs of special education students as well as the general population.

The Foundations of Teacher Education associate's degree is an extension to the Educational Assistant technical diploma. The associate degree requires an additional practicum experience working with students to apply the skills learned. Graduates will create a professional educational portfolio.