Pathways to Teacher Assistant


The Pathway to Teacher Assistant (PTA) and TA Training Level One classes are designed to fulfill the requirement of the Johnston County Board of Education for the job of Teacher's Assistant for those individuals, employed or unemployed who need to become highly qualified or HQ.

Course Information

Course Description

The courses focus on the concepts of becoming an effective Teacher's Assistant studying subjects such as classroom management, discipline, issues and laws including those for children with exceptional needs (EC), computers, and more. The classes also teach the skills necessary to take the WorkKeys® assessment tests of Graphic Literacy, Applied Mathematics, and Workplace Documents. Upon completion of the 96-hours of coursework and the WorkKeys® assessments, candidates will be considered "highly qualified" and employable by Johnston County Schools. Students MUST successfully complete PTA before they can register for TA Training Level One.

Intended Audience

This course is offered for those who are interested in becoming a Highly Qualified Teacher's Assistant.

Upcoming Courses

Pathways to Teacher Assistant - HRD-3004-19F

Main Campus
HYBRID Class (meets 3 times on campus, work completed online) F - Health Sciences Building
F122 & online
01/11/2023 - 03/07/2023

5:30-7:30 PM (48 contact hours in 8-weeks)

Section Code
For additional course information and fee-waiver registration form email Tonia Padrick at Must register by January 4, 2023 - No LATE registration accepted.