Educational Support (formerly Educational Assistant)

2-year, Ontario College Diploma Program

Educational Support

(formerly Educational Assistant) Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child who needs your support? Are you able to convey a genuine love of learning? Do you have strong academic skills in reading, writing and math? Can you solve problems and think quickly on your feet? If you answered yes to all of these questions and you are also responsible, compassionate and patient then you should consider becoming an educational assistant!

Ontario Colleges Program Code: 0156

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The Educational Support program prepares individuals to work under the supervision of a professional in a variety of educational settings with school-aged children of diverse abilities and backgrounds. Graduates will be proficient in working with students with a wide range of exceptionalities including learning, behavioural, communication, physical, developmental, and intellectual exceptionalities. Graduates will understand their role as members of a multi-disciplinary team and be able to perform the specific duties of an educational assistant in an ethical and professional manner while maintaining a safe environment. The program gives students specific strategies and techniques for implementing the individual education plan (IEP), utilizing assistive technologies, and supporting academic, physical, social and behavioural development. Practical experience through three field placements facilitates the application of the theory and knowledge learned in the classroom.

  •  The Educational Support program will welcome a new cohort every two years. The next cycle begins fall 2014.
  • The Educational Support program is available in Thunder Bay, at regional campuses throughout Northwestern Ontario, at Contact North sites and elearning sites throughout Ontario and in your home!

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