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Educational Assistants work with teachers in the classroom and provide support and assistance to the students. You want to see students succeed in the classroom and help provide individual support to help the students reach their learning achievements.
Are you interested in working in a classroom environment and supporting students in their learning? The Educational Assistant (EA) Program will prepare you to assist and support the teacher(s) in the classroom from kindergarten to high school, while also teaching you the skills needed to work with children individually, in small groups or with the entire class.
You enjoy the classroom setting and working with students. You are a people-person, particularly with youth, and can provide support to the teacher in class.
Graduates can expect to work in primary or secondary environments (elementary and high school), youth centres and care facilities. Employers may require (CPIC, Vulnerable Sector Checks) prior to employment and working with youth.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
- High School Diploma, ABE 12 or GED
- Must have a criminal and vulnerable sector check
- Must be 21 years of age or older;
- The applicant must have a minimum of five years related work experience;
- Complete an entrance exam (ie. CAAT) and achieve a Grade 11 minimum;
- An updated resume;
- If available, official transcripts.
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- Two sessions of four-week practicum learning
- Independent and group at-home learning will be 5-10 hrs
Tuition and Fees
|Please note: All fees are subject to change.
*Total amount does not include the required UPass Transit Bus Pass for Saskatoon & Regina students.
U-Pass - Saskatoon and Regina Transit Bus Passes
$260 per year
$130 per semester
|The U-Pass is a City Transit bus pass for students that allow you to save on transportation costs. The U-Pass fee is a provided at a reduced cost compared to a standard monthly City Transit pass and is mandatory for most SIIT students in Saskatoon and Regina. You may use the U-Pass as many times as you would like during the academic term. Students who meet certain requirements can opt-out of the U-Pass, please contact the Admissions department for more information.|
|Please note: U-Pass fees are subject to change.|
- BEHV 140-Introduction to Human Behaviour
- COED 120-Communications in Education I
- DEVL 141-Child Development I
- DEVL 142-Child Development II
- EDPT 200-Educational Practices
- GUID 132-Guiding Children’s Behaviour and Classroom Management
- HSNT 245-Health, Safety and Nutrition
- NEED 140-Classroom Strategies for Working with Exceptionalities
- NEED 242-Children and Youth with Special Needs – Classroom Strategies
- PCCE 100-Professional Conduct, Code of Ethics and Educational Methods for Educational Assistants
- PRAC 128-Practicum I for Educational Assistants
- PRAC 129-Practicum II for Educational Assistants
- TECH 120-Technologies in Schools
Students will need to complete all courses will a 60% average to graduate from the program.
We recommend that students attend all classes; we do know that life can throw a mean curve-ball or appointments cannot be missed, in this case, please let your instructors know of your absence to make arrangements for missed class time.
If applicable follow your funder’s requirements
Graduates from this program may find employment within various educational institutions. This includes careers within elementary, middle and high schools; youth centres; and care facilities, or in occupations such as a therapeutic student support worker or before-and-after school programs staff.
SIIT is currently not legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian resident to apply.
English Language Benchmark
To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).
Strong preference is given to those who are status First Nation but programs are open to anyone.