Education Assistant

1 Academic year | 33 weeks | 760 Total Hrs | 560 Hrs Theory | 200 Hrs Practicum

Program Summary

The Education assistant Program covers diverse topics required to successfully work under the direction of classroom teachers or resource teachers. Students gain insight into educational ethics, maintaining healthy relationships with pupils and parents as well as how to effectively provide special attention to students with physical, learning or emotional needs.

This program provides students with the necessary skills involved in successful team building, leadership and conflict resolution as well as observing and assessing pupil progress and behavior. Students of this program will acquire skills in child development, support and adapt curriculum, effectively manage pupil behavior as well as assist teachers in preparing materials, displays and other supportive activities. Students will also learn to assist teachers with implementing Individual Education Programs for students using strategic learning techniques and strategies.

CO-OP

Applied Environmental Technology students complete their education with 200 hours of practicum experience.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Educational assistants may work under the supervision of one or several teachers, work with students who have special needs, work with individual students or groups of students both in the classroom and other settings, work as part of a multidisciplinary team, supervise students in structured (classroom) and unstructured (hallways, recess, lunch hours) settings and assist with preparing materials and clerical tasks as required.