Academy for the Advancement of Teaching Assistants (AATA) Program

Academy for the Advancement of Teaching Assistants (AATA) Program

Starting Summer 2021

The Capital Region BOCES and the State University at Albany School of Education are partnering on a new initiative: The Academy for the Advancement of Teaching Assistants (AATA). The AATA program is designed to meet the needs of current teacher aides and/or teaching assistants who are interested in advancing their careers. The program is ideal also for caregivers or individuals looking to return to the workforce or individuals interested in a career change from corporate to classroom. The AATA program provides a unique opportunity to earn the educational and professional credentials required for teacher assistant certification through a variety of resources and supports delivered in a flexible format that combines online learning, seminars, and mentoring.

Want to learn more, attend an AATA Informational Session, register by clicking on one of the dates below:

Admission Requirements

Complete your application by visiting the

Teaching Assistants Portal

Deadline 5 PM on April 23


1) Application
2) 500 Word or Less Statement – Addressing why you wish to enter the AATA Program.

3) Letter of Support from Current Employer

4) Interview (By Invitation Only)

Cost No Fee
Due April 15
Decision May 7
Acceptance 29 Students
2021-2022 Year

Countdown to Submitting your Application








For more information, contact:

Kelly Masline, Capital Region BOCES, 518-464-3971,

Dr. Jerry Rivera-Wilson, Academy for the Advancement of Teaching, Leadership and Schools (AATLAS), School of Education, University at Albany, (518) 442-5028,

Contact Us

Catskill 253
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

Phone:  518.442.5028