May 26, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025 
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Teaching Assistant II (MC)

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The Teaching Assistant II microcredential is designed to provide students with the skills needed to assist in educating young people in the Pre-K-12 classroom. Students will take three courses that prepare them to use written communication effectively with pupils, parents, and colleagues; to understand basic concepts of human psychology; to effectively assist in educating children from different cultures and backgrounds. 

Stackable to:

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies AA
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities and Social Sciences AA
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences: Childhood Education AA

Acquired Skills

  • Written Communication
  • Cultural Competence
  • Interpersonal

Learning Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively through writing.
  2. Articulate a philosophy of education, highlighting the role of diversity.
  3. Differentiate among the major theoretical perspectives in psychology.
  4. Complete the required 9 college credit hours required by New York State for the application for Teaching Assistant level II.

Admission Requirements

Students must already be a Teaching Assistant from any school district to be accepted to this microcredential.

Other Catalog Information

The courses in this microcredential may be taught at a combination of various Syracuse City School District sites, OCC Main Campus, and online. Transportation to any off campus SCSD site will be the responsibility of the student.

Total Microcredential Credits: 9


Courses must be completed within the last 5 years to count toward microcredential requirements. A GPA of 2.0 in the courses used for the microcredential is required.

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