43100 – Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

Broad Occupation Category

4 – Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services


3 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of less than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training

Major Group

43 – Assisting occupations in education and in legal and public protection

Broad Occupation Category

431 – Assisting occupations in education

Broad Occupation Category

4310 – Assisting occupations in education

Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants support students, and assist teachers and counsellors with teaching and non-instructional tasks. They assist in areas of personal care, teaching and behaviour management under the supervision of teachers or other child care professionals. They are employed in public and private elementary, secondary and special needs schools and treatment centres.

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Example Titles

  • Educational assistant

  • Educational resources assistant

  • Educational resources assistant

  • Remedial education aide

  • Special education assistant

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Assist students with integration into the classroom and school setting

  • Help students individually or in small groups with assignments and reinforce learning and retention concepts under the supervision of the classroom teacher

  • Assist students with special needs using techniques such as sign language, braille and remedial programs

  • Monitor and report student progress to classroom teacher

  • Accompany and supervise students during activities in school gymnasiums, laboratories, libraries, resource centres and on field trips

  • May assist teacher in the operation of projectors, tape recorders and other audio-visual or electronic equipment

  • May assist in school library or office and perform other duties assigned by the school principal

  • May monitor students during recess, at noon hour or during the day.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.

  • Teacher assistants usually require completion of a 10-month college program in teaching assistance, educational assistance or other social science program.

  • Teacher assistants who help students with special needs usually require specialized training and experience.