Do you enjoy working with children? Do you want a rewarding career helping individuals with diverse abilities achieve their full potential? Consider a career as an Education Assistant.
Education Assistants support students who may require additional support with behaviors, specialized needs, academics or ELL (English Language Learning). Graduates of Stenberg’s Education Assistant program are prepared to work in public and private schools, child care centres, community drop in centres and more.
There are few things in life as rewarding as helping individuals with exceptionalities reach their full potential. Education Assistants assist elementary and secondary school teachers by supporting students who many require specialized needs instruction. Stenberg’s Education Assistant graduates are in high demand by school districts throughout British Columbia.
The program is offered in a classroom or online-based format, allowing you to choose the delivery method that best suits your learning style, lifestyle and schedule.
Please note that the job title “Education Assistant” is growing in use and is replacing “Special Education Assistant”. The title “Teacher Assistant” is being used less as time goes on.
*Entrance requirements can be met with evidence of alternate assessments such as Challenge Exams, or acceptable standardized English equivalency tests as per the Stenberg College Language Proficiency chart. Evidence of Post-Secondary studies at an equivalent level where English was the first language is acceptable.
Prior to Education Assistant program admission, Program Advisors will outline practice education requirements. Upon enrolment, students will be informed of next steps and timelines. Non-compliance could result in program dismissal. Requirements for practice education placements include:
Program Advisors will work with students to obtain the following:
You could be eligible for Employment Insurance funding for education, government student loans, as well as other financing options; Stenberg’s Financial Aid Officer would be happy to provide further assistance.