Teaching Assistant Program (TAP)
About the Program:
The Teaching Assistant Program at Cerritos Community College prepares members of underrepresented groups to become community college instructors. The Program assumes that potential Teaching Assistants have expertise in the subject to be taught but need an opportunity to learn and to practice the teaching techniques that are appropriate for community college students. The Teaching Assistants will be assigned to work with a Cerritos College instructor in one class for the Fall or Spring semester. Day, evening and Saturday opportunities may be available.
We are very sorry, but due to budget constraints, there will be no compensation for Teaching Assistants or Mentors.
Persons who are interested in a career as a community college instructor, have expertise in a subject area (either academic or vocational), and have not had paid professional teaching experience at the community college level are eligible. This includes:
Interested persons must complete the preliminary application form and return it to:
11110 Alondra Boulevard
Norwalk, CA 90650
Preliminary applications will be reviewed as received. Additional required documents include a letter of recommendation, current resume, copy of college transcripts, and all volunteer service forms. In addition, all applicants who are accepted must provide results of a current TB test and undergo fingerprinting (Live Scan). Selected candidates will be invited for an interview. The criteria used in selecting potential teaching assistants includes academic preparation or occupational expertise in a discipline where ethnic minorities or women are most underrepresented.