This 447-hour Education Assistant Program prepares learners to work as Education Assistants in schools as part of an educational team. Education Assistants work under the instructional supervision of classroom teachers and School District administrators while supporting the learning and independence of children who benefit from additional assistance in meeting their educational goals.
Learners are introduced to the organizational structure of schools and the role of Education Assistants in the classroom. Specific topics include general educational principles with particular attention to individualized instruction, cooperative learning and the importance of creating a positive learning environment. Learners develop and practice the skills necessary to implement modifications and adaptations of curriculum.
BC secondary school graduation or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
A minimum grade of 60% in Computer Fundamentals or equivalent.
English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.
Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 60% to receive a certificate.
Part-time programs: online for Fall 2020. Plan to offer in class January 2021.
Full time program (Kelowna): fully online Sept. 2, 2020 - January 15, 2021.
The January 2021 Kelowna intake is in partnership with School District 23 and held at George Elliott Secondary School. Seats available for high school students as well as the general public.
This program is student loan eligible.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 08/05/2020