Educational Assistant

(Available Online Delivery Only)

Be in the classroom and help students learn.

Your open heart and caring attitude could make all the difference to someone who needs you. Our online Educational Assistant program will prepare you for a rewarding career helping students with a variety of challenges thrive in a school setting. Join us for either one year (for a Certificate) or two years (for both a Certificate and a Diploma.). You’ll learn about how to help students who struggle with academics like math or language arts.  You’ll discover how to help students who cope with behavioral issues, like those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). You’ll come to understand many specific disabilities and how you can assist with these in an inclusive classroom setting.  The road to a truly wonderful and exciting career is waiting. Let us help you take the first step with our fully online program.

Educational Assistant is right for you if you:

  • are flexible, patient, sensitive and creative
  • believe each child is valued and can make difference
  • demonstrate good communication and writing skills
  • take direction and work independently and effectively in a team environment
  • have good observation skills
  • have a positive attitude
  • can deal with the emotional and mental stress of working with a student or groups

Helping you help others

We’ll give you everything you need to start making a positive difference in someone’s life while learning online. You’ll get into the heart of this rewarding career by spending time in field placements, helping you gain the valuable hands-on experience necessary in this in-demand line of work. And we can be flexible about your learning, designing your practicum schedules around your work or even organizing your practicums to take place at your work. We can create a course schedule that fits your life, offering anywhere from one course per term to a full-time load. Our qualified instructors will be available to answer your questions and our high quality course design means that you’ll have a variety of ways to demonstrate your learning online.  You can look forward to the meaningful, long-lasting career you’ve always wanted.

Educational Assistant: At-a-Glance
1-2 Years
September, January, May
Available Online Delivery Only
Certificate (year 1) or Diploma (year 2) in Educational Assistant
Athabasca University, University of Alberta, University of Calgary

There is a required practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.

Applicants are advised that they will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check and an Alberta Children’s Services Intervention Record Check (IR Check) before entering the field placement component of the program. The existence of a criminal record may affect the field placement, program completion and employment prospects. The consequences of a prior criminal record will be examined and discussed on an individual basis.

Students doing field placements may complete these in their own communities or nearby areas.

Educational Assistant - Cost Estimate
2017-18 Academic YearTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies
Year 1$3,110$1,080$949
Year 2$2,984$1,047$528
• Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.
• International students are charged three times the tuition fee of their particular program and the same (other) fees as domestic students.
• Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.
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Contact Us

Program Office:
• 403.320.3393
Office of the Chair:
• 403.329.7254
Office of the Dean:
• 403.317.3568

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