Frequently Asked Questions
An education assistant facilitates the inclusion of special needs students, encourages literacy in the classroom through enrichment and one-on-one programming, and assists teachers with the implementation of lesson plans and more. Education Assistants are an important part of Alberta’s educational programming.
An Education Assistant works in a variety of roles both in schools and out. Public, private and charter schools employ Education Assistants to help students integrate more fully into the classroom and participate in the learning process. Programs and organizations centred around at-risk, disabled and ESL youth also often employ Education Assistants.
The Education Assistant Certificate is a substantial commitment. You should expect between 25 and 30 hours of classroom, online and field experience work per week. This time does not include assignment preparation or homework time.
No. Although credit transfer is possible and provides an opportunity to complete the Bachelor of Education - Elementary degree program by applying the courses taken in the Education Assistant Certificate, it by no means guarantees acceptance. You must apply in the traditional manner for the Bachelor of Education program and are expected to meet the same entrance requirements as other potential students.
Textbook information will be provided each semester. You can anticipate spending approximately $500 on textbooks and supplies over the course of the program.
For information about this program:
403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6