Prepare for a Career as a

Teaching Assistant

A career as a Teaching Assistant can start in a public or private school system settings. If you are currently seeking a job in the field of education and want to advance your career or seek potential changes for your future, then a job as a Teacher's Assistant might be for you.

Even if you don't have a college background in education, pursuing a career as a Teaching Assistant can get you in the school system.

Use the Teaching Degree Finder or consider a sponsored online teaching program:

Eastern Oregon University Bachelor in Early Childhood Education at Eastern Oregon University
King University BA in English at King University
Eastern Oregon University Bachelor in English/Writing at Eastern Oregon University

Teaching Assistant Degrees

Types of Teaching Assistant Degrees

New Teaching Assistants entering the field of education, or for existing classroom Teaching Assistants who want to further their education, a Bachelor’s of Education is for you. With several colleges offering this degree online, it is a flexible way for existing educators to enhance their careers.

If a Teaching Assistant becomes interested in advancing to another specific type of role in the school system, then earning a Bachelor’s of Education could help that happen.

Teaching Assistants are needed on all grade levels. Pre-K usually has at least one Teaching Assistant to assist with children that young. They’re also hired to work in the library and special educations rooms.

Special Education classrooms also have numerous teaching assistants in the classroom and some that travel from class to class assisting with students who require individual help.

Types of Teaching Careers

A variety of Teaching Assistant jobs are available within most school districts at the level of Elementary, High School, and Special Education. has information on various types of teaching assistant jobs.

Teaching Assistants are needed for all ages, grades and subjects. Assistants are sought for preschool age all the way through high school on various levels. Some are needed in the classroom while some are assigned to specific students.

If you like working with smaller children, then a career as an Early Childhood Teaching Assistant might be for you. Teaching Assistants are found in all grade levels.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required to teach, but an Associates degree in Education will open options you in the school setting as well. If working with older kids is something you feel you would be talented doing, then a teaching assistant in high School might better suit you.