What will I learn?

The Educational Assistant program prepares students to work in educational and community settings. The program focuses on diversity and inclusion, training students to support children and youth with a variety of learning needs, and helping them to reach their potential.

By providing inclusive classroom learning and hands-on practicum experience, the program equips graduates with the knowledge, interpersonal, and practical skills to support students both one-on-one and in small group environments.

The program will train students to be an education assistant through inclusive classroom learning and hands-on practicum experience. Graduates will have the knowledge, interpersonal and practical skills to support students both one-on-one and in small group environments.

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes a 200-hour practicum and a 45-hour practicum seminar.

Career Potential

Graduates of this program have diverse opportunities to work as an educational assistant with young children through to adults. The education field is considered to be an above average growth profession.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Community Studies

Study options

Full Time (2 terms)

Tuition fees
Total tuition: CAN $15,810; Total fees: CAN $1,063

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Venue

NorQuest College

10215 108 Street NW,

EDMONTON,

Alberta (AB),

T5J 1L6, Canada

Online/Distance (2 terms)

Tuition fees
Total tuition: CAN $15,810; Total fees: CAN $1,063

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a USA Senior High School. Applicants to post-secondary programs at NorQuest College are evaluated for admission based on the completion of education at the senior secondary/high school level, or higher. Applicants that have completed the high school level of education in another country must have graduated with appropriate high school documents and credentials. The documents must present relevant and appropriate academic coursework that can be considered equivalent to the course work required for admission (e.g. English, Math, Biology, etc). IELTS Academic - 6.5, no section score below 6; TOEFL iBT - 84, no section score below 21.

For international students

Language Arts - this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:

60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2

60% in ESLG 1860 or ESLG 1898

ELP Requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5; no section score below 6

TOEFL iBT: 84; no section score below 21

CELPIP General: 8; no section score below 7

CAEL: 70; no section score below 70

Minimum of:

  • 80% in ESLS 8000 or ESLS 8100, and 80% in ESLW 8000 or ESLW 8100; or
  • 50% in ESLG 1898 and ESLG 1899
  • 50% in ESLG 1860 and ESLG 1861

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About this uni

Students can choose certificate or diploma programs covering areas such as health, business. technology and community studies.

  • Located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city
  • Over 60 per cent of students were born outside of Canada
  • Large number of scholarships on offer
  • Many courses include work-integrated learning