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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
CAD$15,810.00 (US$ 12,423) per year
Total fees: CAN $1,063

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

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Start date

September 2021

Venue

NorQuest College

10215 108 Street NW,

EDMONTON,

Alberta (AB),

T5J 1L6, Canada

Online/Distance (2 terms)

Tuition fees
CAD$15,810.00 (US$ 12,423) per year
Total fees: CAN $1,063

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

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Start date

September 2021

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants that have completed the high school level of education in another country must have graduated with appropriate high school documents and credentials.

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

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

For students who have taken a native language course in their home country, NorQuest College now accepts native language, Language Arts courses as equivalent to English 30-2 for admission to our post-secondary programs. For more information, see our Equivalencies page in the college website.

Equivalencies will be evaluated by Admissions after the student has applied to the program and submitted transcripts.

Application deadline: Fall - June 30.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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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