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SCC Offering New Teacher Assistant Class


Surry Community College is now offering a new online Teacher Assistant class that will start on May 26 and run through July 29.

The new class (EDU-3010A) will cover 48 of the 96 hours necessary to become an effective Teacher Assistant. The focus will be on skills needed in the classroom such as creating an environment that fosters learning, equity, inclusivity and cultural responsiveness. Students will learn to demonstrate a working knowledge of literacy development and best practices and use professional teaching standards to support individual student needs and promote positive outcomes for students. Course instructors will include Kayla Norman, Janet Sutphin and Anya Tilley-Martin.

A Human Resources Development class (HRD-3400C) will help to satisfy 48 more hours of the 96 hours necessary to become an effective Teacher Assistant. The course will include basic training on the computer. This course will also introduce evidence-based strategies to build nurturing relationships and cover the importance of communication with children/families including use of technology.

The WorkKeys Skills Assessments necessary to become an effective Teaching Assistant will be taken upon completion of the skills review in the areas of Workplace Documents, Applied Math, and Graphic Literacy.

The classes students will need to complete will be determined by what their individual needs and career interests are. Both classes can be taken asynchronously online. The tuition for Teacher Assistant (EDU-3010A) is $183. Financial assistance for tuition, WorkKeys testing and class materials is available through college funding. Students can apply for assistance at

If you have questions about the classes, contact Forrest Lineberry at or (336) 386-3691.

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