Become an Education Assistant

  • $3,500 tuition discount* for Sept 2023
  • Online with an 8-week practicum
  • Start your new career in 41 weeks
  • Earn up to $33/hour

About the Career

Few things are as rewarding as helping individuals with exceptionalities reach their full potential. Under the supervision of elementary and/or secondary school teachers, Education Assistants work with students who may require additional support with behaviours, special needs, academics or English Language Learning (ELL).

Key Program Info

  • 41 weeks of ONLINE delivery, including an 8-week practicum
  • Starts in March and September
  • Earn up to $33/hour
  • Graduates receive credit transfer to Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Professional Arts (can be completed entirely online)

What Sets Our Program Apart

Stenberg College’s Education Assistant graduates are certified in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Human Resource departments from multiple school districts have confirmed that applicants with this training are favoured for hiring. Furthermore, eligibility for internal posting will often rely on this training and certification.

*All applicants will receive a $3,500 discount towards the September 2023 start of the Education Assistant program only. It is not a cash reward and cannot be combined with any other offer.

Where You’ll Work

Graduates of our EA Program are highly qualified to work in:

  • Public, private, and faith-based schools including after school programs
  • Childcare centres and community youth centres
  • Home settings including respite care
  • Behaviour Interventionist roles

School District Wages for EAs in the Lower Mainland

School District Starting Pay
SD33 – Chilliwack $26.12
SD34 – Abbotsford $25.95 – $26.99
SD35 – Langley $28.70
SD36 – Surrey/White Rock $29.73
SD37 – Delta $29.06
SD38 – Richmond $29.91
SD39 – Vancouver $28.49
SD40 – New Westminster $30.17
SD41 – Burnaby $30.68
SD42 – Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows $30.35
SD43 – Tri-cities $29.27
SD44 – North Vancouver $30.15
SD45 – West Vancouver $27.27

100% Employment Rate

100% of our Education Assistant graduates are working as EAs within 6 months of program completion (as of July 2021).

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