Education Assistant Certificate
Education, Health & Human Development, School of Education & Childhood Studies
Connect your passion for supporting children and youth with a career in the school system.
The Education Assistant (EA) Certificate combines theory with practical strategies for working with children or adolescents.
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 150-hour practicum.
- Effectively support and advocate inclusionary practices for all students Kindergarten – grade 12 presenting with a wide range of abilities
- Use appropriate technology to support students presenting with a wide range of abilities so that these students can participate productively as members of a community of learners
- Apply practical knowledge of accommodation strategies to transfer a student’s IEP (individualized education plan) into appropriate and meaningful activities
- Demonstrate mastery upon completion of EA program by achieving minimum program B average in all coursework, and credit status in practicum
- Support a work atmosphere of team collaboration conducive to performance excellence, personal growth, professional growth and work satisfaction
Tuition and Fees Per Year
Program Requirements and Outlines
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|SEA 100||Hist, Phil Issues in Spec Ed||1.50 credits|
|SEA 101||Working in Schools||1.50 credits|
|SEA 102||Interpersonal Skills for EAs||1.50 credits|
|SEA 103||Challenging Beh Mental Health||3.00 credits|
|SEA 105||Develop Challenges for EAs||3.00 credits|
|SEA 106||Technology and AAC Systems||3.00 credits|
|SEA 107||Accommodation Strategies||3.00 credits|
|SEA 108||Instructional Strategies 2||1.50 credits|
|SEA 109||Practicum for EAs||6.00 credits|
|SEA 110||Supporting Students with ASD||2.25 credits|
|Required Courses Credits Required||30.00|
A student who fails any course may not be allowed to continue in the program.
Students must pass all courses and practicum achieving a CGPA of B or better.
Application & Document Deadline
Course Registration & Waitlisting
Fee Payment Deadline
NOTE: Dates are subject to change.
- BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
- English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, and Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 11 or Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11.
- Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not 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.
- 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. Submission of a covering letter (stating reasons for wishing to apply to this program), resume, three reference letters and clear criminal records search are required.
- Standard First Aid certificate, CPR certificate, TB test.