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Teacher Assisting

This program prepares students for employment as substitute teachers and teacher assistants. The content includes competencies and skills needed to become a paraeducator in the field of education. This includes an understanding of education in the United States, the ability to work effectively with all students, educational technology, classroom management, student assessment, communication skills and other skills needed to support the learning activities of students.


This occupation has an average wage of $11.62 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.

Teacher Assisting / Principles of Teaching:

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
EDG0312 A Substitute Teacher 150
EDG0317  B Teacher Assisting 450
TOTAL HOURS 600
Ridge Technical College
7700 State Road 544
Class Times

Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM