Capilano University

Education Assistant (EA)

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Program Information

School:Capilano University
Faculty:Faculty of Education, Health & Human Development, School of Education & Childhood Studies
Field of Study:Special Education and Teaching, General
Description:Connect your passion for supporting children and youth with in the Education Assistant (EA) Certificate program at Capilano University.

This 16-month, part-time (evenings and weekends) program will begin in September, and will give you the theory and practical strategies to help children or adolescents in the school system.

Education Assistants support students in Kindergarten-grade 12 who present with a wide range of abilities. They're in demand, with a critical shortage of trained and certified EAs for on-call, part-time or full-time positions.

You'll develop the tools, strategies and skills needed for the EA role and put it all together in a 120-hour practicum.
URL:Education Assistant (EA) at Capilano University
Length:18 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $13,256

Cost includes fees.

Admission Requirements


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

    High school graduation. English Studies 12 or English 12 or English First Peoples 12. Pre-Calculus 11 or Foundations of Math 11 (FOM11) or Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 (AWM11) or Principles of Math 11 (MA11) or Applications of Math 11 (AMA11) or Algebra 11 or Accounting 11.

    Application Notes : Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English or have received education in a language other than English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
    Additional Admission Requirements:

      Applicants are required to attend an information session and will be assessed on the basis of an interview with faculty, past academic experience and relevant experience working with children and adolescents.

      • Covering letter - state reasons for wishing to apply to this program
      • Resume
      • Three reference letters
      • Clear criminal records search
      • Standard First Aid certificate
      • CPR certificate

      Current Grade 12 students can be conditionally accepted based on final Grade 11 grades or interim Grade 12 grades. Students can upload proof of grades (e.g. unofficial transcripts, copies of report cards) through EducationPlannerBC when applying to Capilano University. Final acceptance will be based on high school graduation and having met the program specific requirements.

      * 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 September 08, 2022