The Education Assistant program has been developed to comply with the rules and regulations as outlined by the Ministry of Education. It is designed specifically to address the responsibilities and challenges facing support staff in our schools. Over the 37 week course, an emphasis is placed on developing student skills in the areas of Special Education and Behaviour Management. In addition, students complete a number of professional workshops designed to provide a well-rounded educational experience. Our students are able to make an immediate, positive impact in the schools and to meet the needs of children in today’s classrooms.
During classroom instruction an emphasis is placed on the current application of educational practices. Students study the importance and necessity of treating each child as an individual. They learn the skills of effective communication and the implementation of programs designed to meet the needs of all children. The E.A. program includes but is not limited to:
Practical Internship Experience
Approximately 600 hours of practical experience will take place in local elementary and secondary schools, with Board approval and under the direction of the principals and teachers involved.
Grade 12 or equivalent, demonstrated English, communication and comprehension skills. Students must have the equivalent standing at the general level in English.
Student Evaluations and Requirements for Graduation
To receive your diploma from KLC: Healthcare, Business, Education, students must fulfill all course requirements to the satisfaction of school administration. This includes successful course and work placement completion and tuition paid in full.
All students are required to maintain an average academic standing of 70% or better. Students must pass both theory and practical components of the course. Internship assessment will be completed by the host placement. A diploma is granted when all course work is successfully completed.
Area employers which hire our graduates include:
Lakeshore and Algonquin Catholic District School Board
Hastings & Prince Edward County District School Board
Upper Canada District School Board
Toronto District School Board
Greater Essex County District School Board
Durham District School Board
Durham Catholic District School Board
York Region District School Board
Ottawa/Carleton Catholic School Board
As a Graduate of the Education Assistant Program…
Be an active, participating member of a multidisciplinary team
Understand and recognize individual student learning styles and behavioural characteristics
Assist in developing and implementing individual student programs
Demonstrate knowledge of and practice effective communication skills
Assist the classroom teacher in establishing and maintaining appropriate levels of student behaviour
Contribute to the success and well-being of students in our schools
An Education Assistant Career Is For You If You…..
Enjoy working with children
Are caring, patient and have a positive attitude
Are organized and committed to personal and professional excellence
Have excellent communication skills
Enjoy assisting children to succeed in their educational goals