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Overview

Welcome to Langara College’s Education Assistant Program!

This eight-month full-time or six-semester part-time certificate program prepares students for career opportunities in the education system working alongside teachers supporting students with disabilities as Education Assistants.

The program combines a range of courses that provide a balance between a strong theoretical foundation and practical experiences so students graduate well prepared to begin their career.

In the public school system, a movement away from segregated classrooms toward inclusive classrooms has resulted in dramatic changes in the way students with disabilities are educated. It is an important goal of the faculty of the Education Assistant Program to provide students with opportunities to become competent and employable paraprofessionals in these dynamic environments.

Program Curriculum

In the public school system, a movement away from segregated classrooms toward inclusive classrooms has resulted in dramatic changes in the ways students with disabilities are educated. In this framework, there is a need to provide Education Assistants with the theoretical and practical knowledge and experience that meets the individual needs of all children. An important goal of the Education Assistant Program is to provide Langara College students with opportunities to become competent and employable educators.

The Role of the Education Assistant

Successful Education Assistants have an aptitude for working with adults and with children, are patient, interested in education and in learning, consider schools to be interesting and exciting places, and enjoy working in a world of rapidly changing ideas. The Education Assistant performs a variety of paraprofessional duties in the public school system:

  • Works under the direction of teachers, administrators, or other professionals;
  • Assists in the development and implementation of individualized or group communication skills, behavioural support, learning support, life-skills development, and work experience;
  • Assists in the modification and adaptation of curriculum to meet the individual learning needs of students;
  • Attends to and provides personal assistance to students who require assistance with toileting, positioning, diapering, mobility, feeding, grooming, and dressing;
  • Transfers and assists students moving to/from wheelchairs, desks, and work areas;
  • Supervises students in a variety of community-based activities;
  • Attends and participates in school-based team meetings (and other meetings) as required by the support teachers or school administrators;
  • Participates in parent-teacher meetings where required; and
  • Performs other related work as required.

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Langara College

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (2 )

Costos de estudio
CAD$17.700,00 (US$ 13.344) por año
Tuition: CAN $590 per credit
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2020

Lugar

Langara College

100 West 49th Avenue,

VANCOUVER,

British Columbia (BC),

V5Y 2Z6, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes internacionales

Completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent. If students do not have BC Grade 12 or equivalent and they are at least 19 years of age, students may be accepted providing they have a minimum of three credits of university-transferable courses with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

One of the following:

  • LET with a minimum level 3
  • LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension
  • BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%
  • BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%
  • BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%
  • University-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum "C-"
  • A minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110

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