Education Assistant Diploma

Description Description

This diploma program leads the students to be members of an education team, supporting students with special and diverse learning needs from Kindergarten through Grade 12 in British Columbia schools. Education Assistants assist elementary and high school teachers as they work with students who may require additional support, such as those with intellectual challenges, special behavioral needs, and limited English.

Job Opportunities Job Opportunities

This program prepares graduates for careers as education assistants in elementary or high schools. The career titles may be:

  • Education Assistant
  • Behavior Intervention Assistant
  • Special Needs Assistant

Wages Wages

$24 – $28 per hour.

Program Admission Requirements Program Admission Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent and Mature Student Status (19 years of age) and proof of English Language Proficiency.

For English Language proficiency, domestic students are required to have completed at a minimum Grade 10 English or successfully completed the College’s English language proficiency assessment.

International students will need to submit proof of English language proficiency by meeting one of the following requirements.

  • IELTS: 5.5 or
  • TOEFL (paper): 550 or
  • TOEFL (CBT): 210 or
  • TOEFL(IBT): 79 or
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Test (CLB): 6
  • PTE Academic: 50 or
  • Cambridge: CAE or equivalent or
  • Has earned a Grade 12 graduation diploma from in a system in which English is the official language, or
  • Successfully completed a pre-Intermediate certificate from a Language Canada accredited school or
  • Successfully complete the College’s English language proficiency assessment, or
  • Successful completion of 24-week ESL program at the College.

Program Duration Program Duration

820 hours

Course Outline Course Outline

1. ECE 01 Child Growth and Development 1 45
2. ECE 02 Child Growth and Development 2 45
3. EA 100 Understanding Exceptional Learners 50
4. EA 101 Applied Behavioral Analysis 50
5. EA 102 Fundamentals of Inclusive Education 40
6. EA 103 Assistive Technology in the Classroom 60
7. EA 014 Interpersonal Communication and Teamwork 40
8. EA 105 Autism Spectrum Disorders 80
9. EA 106 Teaching Language and Communication to Students   with Disabilities 40
10. EA 107 Supporting Positive and Independent Behavior 60
11. EA 108 Supporting Personal Care 60
12. EA 109 Mental Health and Addiction Literacy – Children and Youth 60
13. EA 110 Educating Children and Young People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders 20
14. EA 111 Career Preparation 30
15. First Aid/CPR/WHMIS/NVCI 20
16. EA 112 Practicum 120
Total 820 hours

Fee Structure Fee Structure

1 Tuition Fee $8000 Domestic Students
2 Registration Fee $250
3 Course Material $500
Total $8750
1 Tuition Fee $10000 International Students
2 Registration Fee $250
3 Course Material $500
Total $10750

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

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