In this program, you’ll prepare for a rewarding career creating inclusive classrooms and learning experiences, assisting teachers and helping children and youth in your community.

Academic Credential


Program Duration


Practicum Duration


What You Could Earn

UP TO $42,806

Become an Education Assistant 

As a skilled Education Assistant, you will perform various responsibilities from assisting teachers to facilitating learning activities. Education Assistants assist teachers by working with students who have special educational needs, such as physical, intellectual, emotional, or behavioural challenges and give them the support they need.  

To prepare you, our Education Assistant program provides you with the fundamental theoretical and practical aspects of the classroom environment and covers a wide range of subjects that are essential for success in the field. Students delve into topics such as language and literacy development, technology in education, education psychology, and working with exceptionalities.  

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What to Expect

The Education Assistant Diploma program consists of comprehensive courses that give students theoretical knowledge and practical skills. By mastering these areas, students will develop the expertise needed to effectively assist teachers and promote an inclusive learning environment for all students.  

Your courses include: 

  • Education Assistant Fundamentals  
  • Introduction to Child Development  
  • Language and Literacy Development  
  • Observation Skills  
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis  
  • Technology in Education  
  • Child, Family and Community  
  • Education Psychology  
  • Working with Exceptionalities  
  • Working with Learners with Reading and Math Challenges
  • Business English & Proofreading 
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills 
  • CPR & First Aid, WHMIS, & FOIP  
  • Becoming a Master Student 
  • Career Management 
  • Practicum – hands-on job experience with an employer 

When you graduate, you will be job-ready with experience in your field. Your program includes a 5-week practical work experience in a school, after-school program, community centre, youth outreach setting, special education program or other. 

Graduating students also receive a full range of professional Career Services covering resume & marketing materials preparation, interview skills, and job search techniques.  

New Career Opportunities 

Graduates of this program may find work in a variety of settings including public and private schools, special education programs, early childhood education centres or home-based education support as an: 

  • Education Assistant 
  • Educational Resources Assistant 
  • Homework Assistant 
  • Remedial Education Aide 
  • Special Education Programs 

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