Teacher Assistant Training
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Students with different abilities and needs require specialized personnel to meet those needs. Teacher assistants help classroom instructors instill the mental, physical and social skills used by successful students in scholastic and domestic life. They are critical to student development, providing direct, personal and instructional care that enables students everyday, for a lifetime.
Prerequisite: In order to be enrolled in the NRIC Teacher Assistant Course, you must obtain a passing grade of 461 on the ParaPro Assessment or completed 2 years of college level courses.
NRIC is a Rhode Island Department of Education approved training site for Teacher Assistant Training. The program is held at NRIC's Foundations Academy (William Winsor Building), located at 562 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828 and consists of 17.5 classroom hours (7 sessions) and a 6-hour classroom observation.
Topics covered in the course include:
The cost is $275.00 including materials.
Please follow the link below to register:
Please contact Lisa Berthiaume should you need additional information.
Prospective teacher assistants can find more information and resources on the RI Department of Education website.
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Parapro Assessment Test
NRIC is a designated testing site for the Internet version of the ParaPro Assessment Test. The ParaPro Assessment is a Reading, Writing and Math assessment required by the State of Rhode Island.
Tests are administered at our NEW Main Office Location:
12 Breakneck Hill Rd., Lincoln, RI 02865
Please contact Lisa Berthiaume for test scheduling and other inquiries.
When the question was asked, “What specific features of the program were of greatest value to you? Here were some of the responses we received:
"All of the instructors were great. Receiving so many diverse and qualified points of view with instruction was such a benefit."
"The importance of the Teacher Assistant in the classroom was stressed."
"Real class stories-props, informative, interesting."