2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 06, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instructional Assistant, A.A.S.

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This program is designed for students who wish to enter the field of education in a support role of Instructional Assistant.  Coursework completes classroom management training and program support concepts for employment opportunities in the New Jersey public or private school systems.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the scope and importance of classroom management
  • Recognize the importance of specific measurable goals and its relationship to lesson planning
  • Understand the relationships shared by the teacher assistant and the various school team members
  • Examine the integration of the literacy skills as part of the curriculum and school success
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal, and professional skills                              


General Education - 20-21 credits:

As described in the General Education  section of the catalog.

The following General Education courses are required:

General Education Notes

*Required for Praxis Core Exam


(1) Students interested in early childhood should select EDEC courses.

(2) Field experience is recommended.  Students who have completed EDEC 105 or EDUC 105, with a grade of “B” or better, are required to complete 60 hours of observation in an approved academic setting to ensure transferability of EDEC 105 or EDUC 105 to a four-year institution.  EDEC 199/EDUC 199 is required for licensing and acceptance into university Education programs.  The Education Department at Brookdale highly recommends that the field experience be taken while at Brookdale for students wishing to transfer into Teacher Education programs at the university level and for Teacher licensing requirements.

Electives - 6-7 credits

It is recommended that students select courses that support their career goal and are transferable (consult your counselor).

Recommended for Early Childhood Education students:

Total credits required for degree: 60


* Offered Fall Term only.

Program Code for registration: EDIAS

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Suggested Sequence - Teacher Assistant A.A.S. Degree

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years.  This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date.  An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs.  See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Total Credits: 15-16

Total Credits: 15

Semester 3 - Fall Term

Total Credits: 15-17

Total Credits: 12-15

Sequence Notes:

 (1)  One course is recommended from the Cultural & Global Awareness knowledge area.

Degree Audit Information

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