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Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School, Except Special Education - 25-9042.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Assist a preschool, elementary, middle, or secondary school teacher with instructional duties. Serve in a position for which a teacher has primary responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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SOC Occupation Groups

25-0000 Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-9000 Other Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-9040 Teaching Assistants
25-9042.00 Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School, Except Special Education

Related Occupations


  • Assist in bus loading and unloading.
  • Assist librarians in school libraries.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
  • Clean classrooms.
  • Collect money from students for school-related projects.
  • Conduct demonstrations to teach skills, such as sports, dancing, and handicrafts.
  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts.
  • Distribute teaching materials, such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils, to students.
  • Distribute tests and homework assignments and collect them when they are completed.
  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Grade homework and tests, and compute and record results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Laminate teaching materials to increase their durability under repeated use.
  • Maintain computers in classrooms and laboratories, and assist students with hardware and software use.
  • Observe students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.
  • Operate and maintain audio-visual equipment.
  • Organize and label materials and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding students' progress or problems.
  • Plan, prepare, and develop various teaching aids, such as bibliographies, charts, and graphs.
  • Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.
  • Prepare lesson outlines and plans in assigned subject areas and submit outlines to teachers for review.
  • Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, supervised role-playing methods, or by reading aloud.
  • Requisition and stock teaching materials and supplies.
  • Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
  • Take class attendance and maintain attendance records.
  • Teach social skills to students.
  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Type, file, and duplicate materials.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assist other educational professionals with projects or research.
  • Clean facilities or work areas.
  • Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
  • Collect deposits, payments or fees.
  • Create technology-based learning materials.
  • Develop instructional materials.
  • Discuss student progress with parents or guardians.
  • Display student work.
  • Distribute instructional or library materials.
  • Document lesson plans.
  • Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Lead classes or community events.
  • Maintain clean work areas.
  • Maintain computer equipment or software.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Monitor student performance.
  • Operate audiovisual equipment.
  • Plan educational activities.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
  • Set up classroom materials or equipment.
  • Supervise school or student activities.
  • Teach daily living skills or behaviors.
  • Teach life skills.
  • Teach others to use technology or equipment.
  • Teach physical education.
  • Tutor students who need extra assistance.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Command and Staff School Instructor (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment Commander and Professor of Aerospace Studies (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Education And Training (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education and Training Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Formal Instructor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Formal School Instructor (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Formal School Officer Instructor (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Instructor (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Instructor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Instructor Training Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Instructor, Academic (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Language Program Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Professional Development Instructor (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Teacher Aide I

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Teacher Aide I