Courses

MRU Continuing Education - Section Header - Teaching & Learning
MRU Continuing Education - Section Header - Teaching & Learning

Course Descriptions and Hours

This program takes place full-time over a period 8.5 months. This includes classroom learning, field experiences and practicums.

45 hours plus 30 hours of field experience
This course introduces the demands and expectations of a classroom environment to prepare for the challenges and rewards of the role of an education assistant.
Subject code: XEDU 10001 
45 hours plus 30 hours of field experience
This course builds on the theory and practice introduced in The Education Professional course with emphasis on the education assistant code of professional conduct.
Subject code: XEDU 10002
Prerequisite: XEDU 10001 The Education Professional
45 hours plus 20 hours of field experience
Study physical, emotional, cognitive and social development, particularly in childhood and adolescence. Examine the psychology of the developing child from a variety of perspectives. Discuss the classroom implications of student diversity, learning styles, motivation and memory. Understand classroom dynamics and management, evaluation of learning, principles of reinforcement and the universal design for learning.
Subject code: XEDU 10003
Prerequisites: XEDU 10001 The Education Professional; XEDU 10002 The Education Professional II
45 hours
Be introduced to the theoretical and practical aspects of computers in education and explore their academic, social and cultural implications. In hands-on practice, explore different computing environments and software packages.
Subject code: XEDU 10004
Prerequisites: XEDU 10001 The Education Professional; XEDU 10002 The Education Professional II
90 hours of practical experience
Gain practical classroom experience in a K-12 classroom. Focus on observation, inquiry and reflective planning, and understanding the roles and responsibilities of an education assistant.
Subject code: XEDU 10007
90 hours of practical experience
Continue your practical experience in a K-12 classroom. Special emphasis is on applying theoretical education policies, methods and philosophies to the classroom environment.
Subject code: XEDU 10008
Prerequisite: XEDU 10007 Classroom Immersion Practicum I
45 hours plus 20 hours of field experience
Explore the development of language and its relationship to the development of literacy and numeracy in the individual as well as within the classroom. Discuss culture and language and the relationship of language to critical thinking. Examine assessment techniques, teaching methods, language and numeracy learning and strategies for enhancing individual skills.
Subject code: XEDU 10005
Prerequisites: XEDU 10001 The Education Professional; XEDU 10002 The Education Professional I
75 hours
Discuss the concept and nature of exceptionality in its various forms. Engage in assessing the impact of an inclusive classroom across a range of topics with a focus on identifying the needs of students and developing plans to meet those needs.
Subject code: XEDU 10006
Prerequisite: XEDU 10003 Individual Development in the Classroom

Contact us

For information about this program:
edassistant@mtroyal.ca
403.440.6867 or 1.866.616.3606
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB  T3E 6K6