There is increasing demand for Education Assistants (EAs) and they are employed by every school district throughout the province. Oscar International College prepares students to work as EAs in a school setting and as part of a team. The program includes both theoretical studies, observation and practical applications. EAs assist school teachers and other staff as they work with students who may require additional support for academic, ESL, behavioral, and special needs. Students also required to work on Individualized Education Plans for individual children who are facing various learning challenges: for example: cognitive abilities, physical, severe health issues, and autism related disorders. The program is offered in a classroom format, at Vancouver, Surrey and Abbotsford locations.
Abbotsford, Surrey, and Vancouver
Upon completion of the program, graduates are qualified to assist elementary and secondary school teachers in the classroom as they work with students who may require additional support for special needs and behaviors, ELL (English Language Learning) and academics, assist instructional staff in after school programs and child care centers, and work in support and group supervision roles in community or youth drop-in centers or parks and recreation programs.
The goals of the Education Assistant program are to develop a broad set of skills and foundational knowledge to help students improve teaching confidence and effectiveness in the classroom. The program covers diverse topics required to succeed in the workplace under the direction of classroom teachers/resource teachers. Students gain useful insight into educational ethics and its complexities and maintain healthy relationships with students and parents. EA students are also trained to effectively provide special attention to students with physical, learning or emotional needs.
|Other Material: First Aid, CPR, Food Safe, name tag, photocopy fee.||$350||$350|
Note: Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The registration fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.
Cohort intake model
The program builds competencies in the following areas:
FT students are required to attend classes regularly from Monday to Friday for 5 hours a day for a total of 25 hours a week for 25 weeks (619 hours) and an additional 7 weeks (180 hours) of practicum for a total of 32 weeks. PT students are expected to attend classes on the weekends (SAT/SUN or evenings) for 12 hours a week for 52 weeks and 7 weeks practicum for total of 59 weeks
70% average upon successful completion of all courses. CPR and First Aid courses will be completed during the program if not completed at the time of admission.
Full-time and Part-time
5-10 hours per week
Two practicum placements totalling 160 hours
|EA 100||Child Development||45 hours|
|EA 101||Learning and Support Strategies for Diverse Learners||50 hours|
|EA 102||Professional Practice of Education Assistants||50 hours|
|EA 103||Autism||45 hours|
|EA 104||Foundations of Inclusive Education||45 hours|
|EA 105||Working with Others||45 hours|
|EA 106||Observing and Recording||40 hours|
|EA 107||Practicum I||75 hours|
|EA 200||Adolescent Development||50 hours|
|EA 201||Special Topics||45 hours|
|EA 202||Curriculum for Diverse Learners||50 hours|
|EA 203||Positive Behavior Support||50 hours|
|EA 204||Technology and Augmentative Communication||50 hours|
|EA 205||Assisting Children with English as a Second Language/English as an Additional Language (ESL/EAL)||50 hours|
|EA 206||Practicum II||85 hours|
|First Aid/CPR||During program||16 hours|
|Food Safe||During program||8 hours|
|Total Hours||799 hours|