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bachelor

Degree

Certificate in Education Assistant

bachelor

Degree

Certificate in Education Assistant

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    25,550 CAD

  • Application fee

    120 CAD

  • Years of study

    1 year

  • PGWP Duration

    1 year

  • Min required GPA

    2 out of 4

optional
Work Experience

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-March-2022 01-March-2022

Overview

Certificate in Education Assistant

The Education Assistant supports students with a variety of needs from Kindergarten through Grade 12. 

The work of Education Assistants is increasingly complex and requires flexibility and the ability to think on one's feet, but above all, it is extremely rewarding. 

The duties of an Education Assistant include a broad range of tasks and skills which are varied according to the particular circumstances they are working in. 

An Education Assistant provides personal care, provides behaviour and learning support, facilitates inclusion, facilitates communication skills, and teaches and facilitates social interaction.

There is a high demand for Education Assistants and they are employed by every school district throughout the province. 

The graduates work in a variety of settings, including regular classrooms, resource rooms, work experience sites, and in life-skills activities.

To integrate the knowledge and skills learned in the program, all students complete two four-week, full-time practicums in the schools over the course of their studies, one in an elementary school and one in a secondary school. 

During this time, a student will observe, assist, and work with children and adolescents with diverse needs under the guidance and supervision of professional staff. 

This certificate allows for progression into BA programs at KPU. Contact Arts Degree Advising for details.

Smart cost estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$39,146

Total costs

yearly

$6,852

Cost of living

1 person

$6,744

Accommodation

1 bed room

$25,550

Tuition

1 person

Academic requirements

  • Meeting KPU’s Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement
  • Graduated from high school (secondary school) or completed 24 or more undergraduate-level credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Approximately 100 hours of successful experience volunteering or working with children or youth, preferably in the schools. (Applicants must submit two letters from employers or responsible persons in the community, indicating the hours of experience completed.)
  • Attendance at an information session
  • Criminal Record review issued by the BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. To be requested once an offer of admission has been made.
  • If you are not a Canadian citizen, you are required to secure a Criminal Record Search with the Vulnerable Sector from your country of origin. Note that your Criminal Record Search must be mailed directly from the issuing agency to the KPU Admissions Office.

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Work Experience Documents
  • Attendance at an information session
  • Criminal Record review

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • Duolingo English Test: Score of 110 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.

 

English Proficiency for Pathway EntryEnglish Upgrading Course OptionsUndergraduate Course Options
Pathway 1  
Assessed below English Studies 12 (C-)ENGQ1Not available for Pathway 1 students
 ELSQ1 
 ELST 0041 through ELST 01831 
Pathway 2  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C-), (b) IELTS 5.5, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 10891 
 ELST 0256 through ELST 02831Up to 4 credits from the courses designated for Pathway 2 English Proficiency
Pathway 3  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C), (b) IELTS 6.0, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 1091, 1092 or 10991Up to 8 credits from courses designated for Pathway 2 or Pathway 3 English Proficiency
 ELST 0365 through ELST 03831 

Career opportunities

  • Teacher Assistant
  • Special Education Assistant
  • Autism Support Worker
  • Severe Behaviour Worker
  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) Therapist

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