Education Assistant Certificate

Education, Health & Human Development, School of Education & Childhood Studies

Credential
Certificate

Program Highlights

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

Intakes

Campus Terms Full/Part Time
North Vancouver Fall Part-Time
North Vancouver Summer Part-Time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$3,359 $1,059 $4,418
Year 2$2,574 $994 $3,568
Total$5,933 $2,053 $7,986

Program Requirements and Outlines

Required Courses

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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

Program Notes

Continuation Requirement

A student who fails any course may not be allowed to continue in the program.

Graduation Requirement

Students must pass all courses and practicum achieving a CGPA of B or better.

Important Dates

Term

Fall 2018

Application & Document Deadline

September 4

Course Registration & Waitlisting

July 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

August 27

NOTE: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

  • 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.

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Contact

Have questions about this program? Get in touch with an admissions advisor.

Student Information Services

Admissions Advisor
604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
capuinfo@capilanou.ca

School of Education & Childhood Studies


604 986 1911 , ext. 2209
ea@capilanou.ca