Educational Assistant Program Introduction
The Educational Assistant program will enable graduates to work in educational settings under the supervision and direction of a teacher, providing support to students who require assistance in developmental, behavioural, and/or learning tasks. Graduates of the Educational Assistant Program will be prepared to work with children in the school system from K-12, in both resource rooms and regular classrooms. Graduates will also be employable in a wide range of out-of-school settings such as early intervention, daycare, Head Start or as private educational supports.
For complete course contents, see the full Educational Assistant Program Description.
Coursework will provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to work effectively with children and teachers in diverse educational settings. Students will learn about human development, speech and language support, remedial math and reading, behavioural management, common medical issues, interpersonal communication and the role and responsibilities of a paraprofessional in an educational setting.
Practicum is an integral part of this Certificate program and assures that students have the opportunity to apply theory to practice.
Educational Assistant graduates can work in:
- K-12 classroom setting
- Resource Rooms
- Early Intervention Programs
- Day Care Programs
- Head Start Programs
- Private Educational Support
Here's what students are saying:
Graduating from the Educational Assistant Program has not only taught me new skills and increased my self confidence but has also given me the opportunity to seek employment in the educational system working with children.