Fanshawe College

Educational Support

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Program Information

School:Fanshawe College
Faculty:Woodstock/Oxford Campus
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Education, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Description:Graduates of the Educational Support program will have the skills and knowledge required to become an Educational Assistant (EA). As an Educational Assistant, you will be a valued member of a school team, working together to positively impact students. EAs play an instrumental role in making a difference in the lives of learners with exceptionalities, while helping to create an inclusive learning environment. Our Educational Support program will give you the knowledge and skills to support a wide range of exceptionalities as a teaching assistant. You will learn how to develop strategies to encourage independence in accordance with learners' Individual Education Plans (IEPs) including areas such as mobility, communication, and personal hygiene. Additionally, you will have real-life opportunities to connect theory and practice in every level of the program. You will experience placements in learning environments ranging from elementary schools to colleges. During your placements you will cultivate skills to effectively support learners with exceptionalities under the guidance of experienced mentors.
URL:Educational Support at Fanshawe College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $15,271
Careers:Post-secondary Teaching and Research AssistantsCollege and Other Vocational Instructors

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream


    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)


    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)


    Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation
    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Pearson Test of English (Academic) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on March 07, 2023