Teacher Assistant - Indiana Regions Overview:
The graph above shows that there were
1,244 job postings for the occupation of Teacher Assistant in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Teacher Assistant. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.
What Teacher Assistant Do:
Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.
Common Job Activities:
- Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.
- Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
- Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
- Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
- Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts.
- Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
- Carry out therapeutic regimens, such as behavior modification and personal development programs, under the supervision of special education instructors, psychologists, or speech-language pathologists.
- Assist in bus loading and unloading.
- Maintain computers in classrooms and laboratories and assist students with hardware and software use.
- Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
- Observe students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.
- Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods.
- Distribute tests and homework assignments and collect them when they are completed.
- Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.
- Grade homework and tests, and compute and record results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices.
- Take class attendance and maintain attendance records.
- Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
- Distribute teaching materials, such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students.
- Prepare lesson outlines and plans in assigned subject areas and submit outlines to teachers for review.
- Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding students' progress or problems.
- Organize and label materials and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.
- Conduct demonstrations to teach skills, such as sports, dancing, and handicrafts.
- Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
- Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
- Type, file, and duplicate materials.
- Plan, prepare, and develop various teaching aids, such as bibliographies, charts, and graphs.
- Laminate teaching materials to increase their durability under repeated use.
- Requisition and stock teaching materials and supplies.
- Operate and maintain audio-visual equipment.
- Collect money from students for school-related projects.
- Assist librarians in school libraries.
- Monitor classroom viewing of live or recorded courses transmitted by communication satellites.
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