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Prepare for a rewarding career in the education profession by completing the Mount Royal University Education Assistant Certificate. This 10-month full-time program combines academic coursework, practical field experiences and online activities to provide a well-rounded educational experience.
An education assistant's role in the education system is varied and broad. This program will prepare you for the demanding and multi-faceted activities of Alberta's educational assistant professionals.
Tuition for Education Assistant Certificate full-time program is $6,384 (payable over three semesters). Textbooks and practicum materials are estimated to cost an additional $500. Incidental expenses and travel to and from required field placements should also be expected.
You must apply for admission to this certificate. A criminal background check is required.
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Earning Your Certificate
Complete the eight courses including field experience in a K-12 classroom. This full-time program may be completed in 10 months.
Graduates of our Education Assistant Certificate will be qualified to seek employment in a variety of sectors including public schools, private schools, charter schools and other learning institutions.
Each province has its own licensing regulations governing work in education. Research the necessary certification in your province of residence. Employment as an education assistant in Alberta is not subject to provincial regulation.
Education assistants’ earnings vary depending on location and area. Nearly 14,000 Albertans are employed as educational assistants. According to the Alberta Occupational Profiles, education assistants in Alberta earned an average of $17.69 per hour.
Upon meeting the entrance requirements for Mount Royal University's Bachelor of Education - Elementary and gaining admission into the degree program, you may transfer your completed courses from the Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension certificate for course credit in the degree program.