Staff Development - Teaching Assistant Program

Staff Development - Teaching Assistant Program

Teaching Assistant Program (TA Program)

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:

  • Graduate students who have completed 50% of their program at an  accredited college or university.
  • Master's degree holders who have not had postgraduate teaching experience;
  • Bachelor's degree holders with a minimum of two years of full-time occupational experience in a vocational/technical area.

Submission Requirements:

Interested persons must complete the preliminary application form and return it to:

CTX Office
Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Boulevard
Norwalk, CA 90650

Please contact Professor Greene: TA Program Faculty Liaison
562-860-2451 ext. 2826

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.



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