Portage College will continue to monitor the pandemic situation closely and will make adjustments to program delivery depending on guidance from Alberta Health Services and the Ministry of Advanced Education. Based on this announcement, the Educational Assistant program will have online lectures and face-to-face practicums for the 2021-22 academic year.
Our Educational Assistant Certificate has been delivered very successfully online for many years now. One very important aspect of our online program is that students receive live instruction with instructor-led classes. There is a new course each month, and we offer open enrollment, so you can start at any time.
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You can continue to work and still get your education with our live classes - two nights a week from 6:30 - 9:00 P.M. Our highly qualified instructors care about your success. Let us be your guide to a rewarding career!
The one-year Educational Assistant certificate program will prepare you to work alongside teachers in the classroom. You'll study child growth and development, learning strategies, interpersonal skills, and professionalism.
Course content provides the student with knowledge and skills in the areas of child growth and development, learning strategies to support curriculum for diverse learners, interpersonal skills, and working as a professional team member. This program offers a combination of theoretical instruction along with practical experience in an educational setting.
Practicum locations vary. Students may be required to travel to practicum sites and are responsible for arranging their own transportation, accommodation, and childcare.