College of the Rockies

Education Assistant

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Program Information

School:College of the Rockies
Faculty:Child, Youth, and Family Studies
Degree:Certificate; Online
Field of Study:Child Development
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Work and Family Studies
Description:The Education Assistant (formerly Teaching Assistant) program is a one-year certificate specializing in Child, Youth, and Family Studies (CYFS). The program (available online and/or in the classroom) offers a variety of learning activities including in class and online lectures, group discussions, individual and group assignments, seminars, and school based practicum placements. College of the Rockies' Education Assistant (EA) program provides the knowledge and skill development needed to assist the classroom teacher in inclusive educational settings with children and youth who have diverse learning needs. It combines theory and practical application for elementary and secondary age students in the B.C. K-12 school system.

As an EA student, you will be introduced to various learning styles and adaptations required in assisting learners with special needs to reach their full educational potential. You will be prepared to reinforce student learning and support developmental and behavioral tasks.
URL:Education Assistant at College of the Rockies
Length:1 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 Communications Technology  or  Grade12 English 

Secondary school graduation with a minimum grade of C+ in English 12 or Technical and Professional Communications 12, or Adult Basic Education Advanced Level certificate with a minimum grade of C+ in English 090/091, (English 091* is preferred), or GED with a minimum of C+ in English 090/091, or assessment to acceptable level to determine eligibility. Some students may qualify to earn additional credit through Prior Learning Assessment. Students requiring assessment must contact the Access Education department for an appointment. Note: for employment with School Districts an assessment is not sufficient, you must have a minimum of GED plus Grade 12 English (a Grade 12 diploma is preferred).

* 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 August 15, 2009