Only candidates who hold NYS Teacher Assistant certification or candidates who have passed the NYS Assessment of Teaching Assistant Test (NYSATAS). Candidates willing to pursue Teaching Assistant certification may be considered.
Certification is required by the New York State Education Department - "Any person employed, as a teaching assistant, shall hold of one of the following credentials: temporary license, continuing certificate; or a Level I, II, III or Pre-Professional certificate. However, if an individual holds a teaching, pupil personnel, or administrative certificate, he or she need not also obtain a temporary license, continuing certificate, Level I, II, III or Pre-Professional certificate to serve as a teaching assistant, unless required by the employing district."
Essential elements of the position may require specialized knowledge and/or experience in the field and/or trade subject. Depending on the course, there may be a requirement of successful completion of specialized training and/or safety certifications.