Teacher Assistant Resume Example + Work History (2022)

Teacher Assistants offer operational and administrative support to lead teachers and also support students during school activities. Top responsibilities described in a Teacher Assistant example resume include helping with lesson plans, instructing small groups of students, supervising students on the playground or inside the classroom, getting involved in school events organization, and attending meetings. Our collection of resume samples reveals that the most sought-after skills in a Teacher Assistant are instruction, patience, supervision, observation spirit, and accuracy. Employers often require an Associate's Degree in a relevant field.

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How you format your teaching assistant resume depends on your method of application. If you’re applying through a county or school district’s online job portal, use a combination or chronological resume. These two resume formats use standard sections (personal information, resume summary, work history, skills and education) to summarize your qualifications.

If you have a direct email address for a principal, superintendent or school administrator, you can consider using the functional resume. This highly customizable format allows you to create specialized sections for your various skills in place of a detailed work experience. It’s ideal if you want to showcase the academic, administrative or teaching skills you studied and developed instead of a lackluster work history.

1. Candidate A — Hybrid or Chronological Resume

Teaching Assistant

Candidate Info

  • 9 years in the workforce
  • 3 years at this job
  • AS Education

Work History

Teaching Assistant, Washington Elementary

August 2019 - present

  • Assisted lead teacher in creating second-grade lesson plans and incorporating play in an academic setting.
  • Helped manage a classroom of 34 students.
  • Assisted individual students with daily lessons and encouraged struggling students.

2. Candidate B — Functional Resume

Teaching Assistant

Candidate Info

  • 1 year in the workforce
  • 1 year at this job
  • AS Education

Professional Skills

Teaching Skills

  • Assisted the head teacher with creating each semester’s lesson plans.
  • Adapted teaching methods to help students with special education needs.
  • Maintained a friendly relationship with parents to encourage academic success outside the classroom.

Organization Skills

  • Gathered, sorted, graded and redistributed student assignments weekly.
  • Distributed and collected crafting supplies and materials related to lesson plans.
  • Took attendance and kept track of students throughout the day.

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Candidate Info

19

years in workforce

15

years at this job

BA

Education

Teacher Assistant

Worked with students under teacher's supervision and guidance (1:1 or small groups) in reaching IEP goals as well as preparation for state exams.

  • Responsibilities included but not limited to clerical duties, prepared classroom assignments, enforced/provided
  • Assisted with the behavior management of students.
  • Performed data entry into reporting system, filed each student work separately for future evaluations/meetings.
  • Communicated regularly with students and parents through cottage visits, student parent meetings, etc.
  • Supported numerous classroom teachers in implementing a developmentally-appropriate curriculum for a group of 15 students.

Candidate Info

1

year in workforce

1

year at this job

BS

Speech Language Pathology

MA

Master of Arts

Teacher Assistant

Assisted children with their school work in after school program.

  • Provided assistance in the classroom when conducting curriculum based group lessons.
  • Assisted teaching staff in preparing the classroom and lesson plans.
  • Mentored 20+ students in grades 7th and 8th, who were entering high school.
  • Served as guidance for students in the library when help was needed.
  • Translated for the Hispanic community, during enrollment season, and parent teacher conferences.

Candidate Info

10

years in workforce

7

years at this job

BS

Business

Teacher Assistant

Effectively assisted and taught students of varied academic/ age levels, diverse cultural backgrounds and behavioral concerns; assisted with classes of as many as 14 students; communicated with teachers, administrators and parents; build a positive rapport with students

  • Closely adhere to lesson plans; and kept students motivated, engaged and focused.
  • Developed innovative behavioral management approach. Often called upon to assist middle school students during a crisis because of ability to calm students and have them return to the classroom.
  • Offered assistance to others, fostering a sense of teamwork
  • Contributed with classroom teacher in preparing and implementing daily lesson plans
  • Assisted individual students and took notice of students individual learning styles
  • Supervised students upon arrival, at lunchtime, and dismissal

Candidate Info

10

years in workforce

2

years at this job

BS

Mathematics

Early Life Center Teacher Assistant

Assisted Head Teacher with the preparation, implementation, evaluation, and recording of daily lesson plans

  • Assisted with classroom coverage when directed by the Director
  • Appropriately supervised students in the classroom and while transitioning the center complex, ensuring proper behavior
  • Worked one-on-one with children with challenging behavior
  • Developed a supporting relationship with students and with their parents and guardians
  • Maintained workspace areas in a clean, safe, and orderly manner
  • Participated in the center's professional development program and in-service trainings

Teacher Assistant

Worked directly with children by teaching, playing, and conversing with them.

  • Assisted children in developing basic and cognitive learning skills, assisted with conflicts, and supervised the children.
  • Prepared learning materials daily, helped with breakfast and lunch, and changed and cleaned toys and books weekly.
  • Maintained the full safety and security of the children in the classroom, on the playground, and on field trips.
  • Took over and ran the classroom for the teacher when teachers were absent for meetings, trainings, or sick days.
  • Maintains a positive, calm attitude and a soft voice, and encourage this attitude and voice in others working in the classroom.

Candidate Info

8

years in workforce

6

months at this job

AA

Associate of Arts

BA

Education

Teacher Assistant

Worked independently and with Cooperating Teacher to develop lesson plans

  • Developed effective strategies for classroom management
  • Implemented lesson plans independently for classrooms of over 25 students
  • Assisted students in one on one and small group setting

Candidate Info

5

years in workforce

3

years at this job

HS

High School Diploma

BA

Sociology

Teacher Assistant

Worked closely with staff and family to provide adequate academic support to students

  • Created and maintained good and communicative relations with students and their parents
  • Provided yard supervision and guided students with activities such as; arts and crafts, games, and sports
  • Classroom logistics (i.e.: taking attendance, making copies, etc.)

Candidate Info

11

years in workforce

5

years at this job

Voc

Vocational Degree

Teacher Assistant

In conjunction with the head teacher worked on the planning and implementing of the program daily curriculum and activities

  • Assumed responsibility of the classroom and operation of the program during the head teacher's absence
  • Interacted, observed, and responded to children's needs, emergencies, and conflicts while supervising classroom activities
  • Performed other assigned duties i.e., preparing classroom displays and bulletin board, and care of classroom, as well as helped in the serving of breakfast and lunch

Candidate Info

5

months in workforce

5

months at this job

Computer Information System

Teacher Assistant

  • One to One assistant for a child with autism
  • Organized and develop lessons and activities for autistic children
  • Coordinated and developed activities design to increase gross motor and cognitive learning skills.

Candidate Info

18

years in workforce

14

years at this job

BS

Early Childhood Education

MS

Criminal Justice

Teacher Assistant

Collaborate with supervising teacher to provide a tailored learning environment for exceptional children

  • Escort students to mainstream classes and assist them with in class assignments
  • Provide students with hygiene and self-care assistance during restroom and meal breaks
  • Teach students fundamentals such as the alphabet, basic shapes, numbers, and colors
  • Assisted 3rd grade students in developing their reading and language skills
  • Read stories and test students on their understanding and comprehension

Candidate Info

1

year in workforce

3

months at this job

BS

Multimedia Computing

Teacher Assistant (part-time)

Worked as teacher assistant for junior high school while graduating from high school.

  • Prepared 6thand 7thgraders with reading, writing, and math skills for Specialized High School
  • Helped with supervising snack breaks, distributing school supplies, and bring children to bathroom.
  • Gave out flyers to notify neighborhood about summer program.

Candidate Info

3

years in workforce

4

months at this job

BS

Family And Child Studies

Teacher Assistant

Served as infant, toddler, and 2 year old caregiver for 6 children.

  • Engaged in learning activities and songs with the children.
  • Maintained safe environment for children.
  • Worked flexible schedule to meet the needs of the program.
  • Supported families by cleaning and washing children as needed.

Substitute Teacher/ Teacher Assistant

Managed elementary and middle school class rooms of over 10 students daily

  • Accounted for all registered students with daily attendance sheets
  • Educated students and encouraged participation while completing instructional activities
  • Monitored multiple classrooms in the assigned teacher's absence

Candidate Info

4

years in workforce

3

years at this job

HS

High School Diploma

AAS

Office Technology

BBA

Health Services Management

Teacher Assistant

Prepared class work for children between the ages 3 to 5

  • Prepared annual report card for each child
  • Met with parents individually to discuss their child's progress
  • Supervised and assisted with after-school program
  • Supervised lunch period and rest period

Candidate Info

7

years in workforce

4

years at this job

HS

High School Diploma

C

Education

Teacher Assistant

Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations

  • Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods
  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups in order to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Collect money from students for school-related projects.
  • Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations

Candidate Info

5

years in workforce

7

months at this job

AS

Medical Assisting

Teacher Assistant

Organized extra-curricular activities, special events, and workshops

  • Planned and implement classroom core curriculum and instructive programs for children in the absence of lead teacher
  • Performed general administrative tasks such as filing, record-keeping and taking phone messages
  • Assisted lead teacher in lesson delivery and presentation

Candidate Info

6

years in workforce

2

years at this job

BS

Biological Sciences

Public Health-epidemiology

Teacher Assistant

Provided early childhood education to preschool aged children

  • Focused on advancing a child's social, emotional and cognitive development
  • Evaluated children's academic progress quarterly
  • Developed lesson plans and completed observations for each child

Candidate Info

11

years in workforce

6

months at this job

BA

Intercultural Studies

Preschool Teacher Assistant

Provided care and support for children ranging in age from 3-5

  • Supported Preschool teacher in all daily lessons and activities
  • Supervised children in all indoor and outdoor lessons and activities
  • Made copies, organized paperwork, maintained children's daily folders

Candidate Info

7

years in workforce

3

years at this job

HS

High School Diploma

BA

Sociology

MA

Master of Arts

Teacher Assistant

Collaborate closely with teachers and staff to ensure quality instruction, language facilitation and adherence to appropriate behavior management models

  • Assist the teacher in all activities necessary to support student attainment of IEP goals, including daily program planning and physical environment organization
  • Attend all relevant center meetings, such as team, department, staff and other school related meetings and functions.
  • Supervise recreational activities of a student ratio 12:1:2
  • Implement Common Core teacher-prepared lessons and tasks to support student attainment of IEP

Teacher Assistant Omaha Early Learning Center

  • Met with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues.
  • Developed and taught lessons on relevant children's books, poems, movies and themes to promote student interest.
  • Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Sanitized toys and play equipment each day to maintain safety and cleanliness.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to children while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
  • Used classroom observations to create written assessments of student performance.
  • Organized and facilitated monthly parent group meetings.

Candidate Info

2

years in workforce

1

year at this job

BS

Chemistry

Teacher Assistant

  • Teaching Assistant: Organic, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Labs
  • Assisted in the development of student laboratory skills by demonstrating proper techniques specific to each chemistry lab, guiding students in use of analytical instruments and promoting lab safety.
  • Analyzed laboratory reports to assess student understanding of the class materials.
  • Computer: IgorPro, ImageJ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint

Candidate Info

7

years in workforce

2

years at this job

BA

Communication

MA

International Communication

Special Education Teacher Assistant

Collaboratively manage and update all student reading reports and reading levels

  • Maintain the Instructional Planning Report of all seventh and eighth grade students through Scholastic Read 180 program.
  • Provide Instructional support and intervention for students reading below grade level
  • Carry out therapeutic regimens for behavior modifications and personal development, under the supervision of Psychologist, Counselors and Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Assist in communication development for students with Autism, learning disabilities and various cultures
  • Coordinated successful school wide events for academic awareness and creative
  • Use Microsoft Office Suite, Audio Visual Aids and Promethean Interactive boards to supplement

Candidate Info

5

years in workforce

2

years at this job

BA

Applied Behavioral Science

Teacher Assistant

Assisted teacher with creating lesson plans for daily activities monthly

  • Assisted with making sure all children were changed & fed before nap time
  • Provided assistance to children with daily assignments and motor skills activities
  • Tracked children's daily behavior, bathroom breaks, and meals

Candidate Info

8

years in workforce

6

years at this job

BS

Early Childhood

Early Childhood Development

Teacher Assistant

Provided support with planning, developing and implementing daily lesson plans that provide for educational and enrichment activities for preschool age children or infants and toddlers that meet federal performance standards.

  • Helping with Planning and arranging classrooms into distinctive learning areas that promote an effective learning environment.
  • Assist with monitoring meals and snacks periods, and classroom and restroom activities along with playground activities and to ensure a safe environment for young children.
  • Documenting children's progress or lack thereof and completes all required forms for children's daily activities as required by local and state agencies.
  • Assist with planning classroom activities for parent and community volunteers.
  • Communicates with parents through parent conferences, written correspondence and telephone them of child's progress, upcoming events, and classroom activities.

Candidate Info

18

years in workforce

2

years at this job

Teacher Assistant

  • Worked with Lead Teacher in classroom to provide care for children ages three to five
  • Assisted in other classrooms as needed
  • Fostered child development by providing safe, age appropriate care
  • Entrusted to manage classroom in Lead Teacher's absence
  • Assisted director with office related duties as needed

Candidate Info

2

years in workforce

11

months at this job

Teacher Assistant

Maintained a safe environment for the children based on standards

  • Assist lead teacher in conducting increased learning experience for students in assigned area
  • Perform a variety of non-instructional duties
  • Administer students' arrival and departure time
  • Maintain discipline of students in the absence of the teacher

Candidate Info

17

years in workforce

2

years at this job

HS

Nursing Assistant

Teacher Assistant

I provided remedial assistance and reinforcement of skills with individualized program materials and curriculum materials

  • Performed tutoring duties assigned by the teacher
  • Assisted with group activities
  • Checked class work for completion
  • Assisted teachers in observing and recording students' progress
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Teacher Assistant Resume FAQ

How do I write my teaching assistant experience on a resume?

You may wish to list all your academic training, teaching degrees and ongoing classwork on your resume. However, this teaching assistant may fail to interest principals and school administrators.

The best way to share your teaching experience is to scan each job opening for resume keywords — skills and responsibilities that appear multiple times or are highlighted with unique font treatments like highlighted text, different font colors, and italicized or bolded text. Incorporating these requirements into your resume can dramatically boost your applicant tracking system (ATS) score and increase your employment odds.

How do I write a resume for a teaching assistant with no experience?

We strongly recommend writing a functional resume if you’re applying for a teaching assistant role with no experience. This resume downplays your work history, or lack of work experience, to showcase your skills and practical training across multiple skills sections. Potential sections you could craft include:

  • Summary of Qualifications: This section focuses on detailing your top three skills, academic training or internship responsibilities that directly relate to an open job’s requirements.
  • Professional Skills: A categorized breakdown of three skills with tasks you have accomplished applying each one that can include teaching, organization, attention to detail, child management or communication skills.
  • Skills: A section listing soft and hard skills like syllabus planning, grading skills or creating a hands-on learning experience.

What are the duties of a teacher assistant?

A teacher assistant can anticipate the following daily duties:

  • Support the lead teacher.
  • Create lesson plans.
  • Oversee daily lesson preparation.
  • Document student progress.
  • Listen to children read.
  • Ask children to read out loud from textbooks.
  • Identify struggling students and offer additional support.
  • Help manage academic grades and records.
  • Help manage class behaviors and minimize disruptions.

What skills should I put on my teaching assistant resume?

Most school districts and school administrators look for the following skills from their teaching assistants:

  • Strong reading skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Attention to detail
  • Grading knowledge
  • Awareness of state and district learning requirements
  • Classroom management
  • Special education training
  • Organization
  • Flexibility and creativity
  • Ability to diffuse difficult behavior

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