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Education Assistant Course

Financial aid of up to $28,000 available

Pursue a Rewarding New Career in the Education Field in Only 40 Weeks!

This program is being offered remotely until onsite classes can resume. Register now to receive instructor-led, real-time education from the safety of your home. Learn more about online learning with TIBC today.

About the Program

In less than seven months, our Education Assistant diploma program provides the skills and training needed to support teachers in the classroom. Our program places an emphasis on developing skills in the area of special education and behaviour management. With this training, you will help prepare classrooms for lessons, supervise students, monitor behaviour, assist students who require additional support and communicate any issues to the teacher in charge.

Our extensive student and career services provide support throughout the program and give you the tools needed to succeed in your job search. If you’re organized, adaptable, communicate effectively and have always wanted to work in the education sector, our program will help you take the first steps towards a fulfilling your career goals. Contact us today for more information!

Program Outcomes

Upon graduation, you will have the knowledge to assist students with lessons under the supervision of the teacher in charge; assist special needs students; monitor students during lunch breaks and recess, accompany students during field trips and other events; prepare classroom for lessons and activities; help with paperwork management, and more.

Career Outlook

• Employment
The outlook for Education Assistants remains fair with employment growth expected due to retirements

• Wages
The median salary is $22.76/hr and may increase to an average of $29.87/hr for more senior positions

• Workplace Opportunities
Employment opportunities are available in both public and private preschools, as well as elementary and secondary schools

• Career Options
Our graduates may pursue a career path as a teacher’s aide, instructional aide, education assistant, teaching assistant, special education aide and more

Source: (NOC 4413)

Course List

» Introductory Computers – MS Office
» Communication Skills 1 and 2
» Learning Theories
» Exceptionalities
» Child Abuse and Neglect
» Counseling Theory
» Autism
» Research Methods in Psychology
» Behaviour Disorders (Theories, Research, Treatment, Conduct, Emotional)
» Physical and Cognitive Development
» Social Development and Attitudes
» Legal and Ethical Concerns
» Related Agencies and Institutions
» Practicum Assessment (Crisis Situations)
» First Aid and CPR (adult and child)
» Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
» Clinical Work / Practicum

Program Details

  • Total program hours: 40 weeks
  • School Placement: 15 weeks
  • Program type: Diploma