I have a degree in child study. A friend told me that you don't neccessarily have to have a teacher's certificate to teach in schools. They changed that rule 10 years ago. His daughter is a teachers assistant and that is what he told me. I got my degree in a different state and over 20 years ago. Is there any process or requirement I need- maybe updating anything that needs to be done. After graduation I worked in a few day cares(2), but then I went outside of my degree and worked in different areas.
You do not need a certificate to be a TA here in IL. You do need some college. It seems you have that covered. Just start going to district websites and applying. Most districts are all online now a days. If you ever want to TEACH in a classroom, I am sure you'll have to take some required courses to get your state teaching certificate.
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