Education Assistant

Education Assistant Extension Certificate


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Now accepting applications for winter


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Make a meaningful difference in children's lives with a rewarding career as an education assistant. Our Education Assistant program prepares you for the social and educational benefits of working in diverse and inclusive classrooms while gaining real-life experience through supervised K-12 practica placements.

Our in-demand graduates are qualified to work in a variety of sectors in this growing field, including public schools, private schools, charter schools and other learning institutions.

Education assistants' earnings vary depending on location and area. According to the Alberta Occupational Profiles, education assistants in Alberta earned an average of $22.40 per hour.



Flexible schedule
You may complete courses on a full-time or part-time basis online. We offer a fall and winter application period, so you can start the program when it's convenient for you.

Program support
You will benefit from access to expert instructors, a dedicated program team, a collaborative community of practice, and MRU Library supports and resources.

Relevant curriculum
You will engage with dynamic curriculum focused on building your confidence and skills to support children and youth in today's schools.

Real-life experience
You will connect with teachers, students, and potential employers through your practica experiences in K-12 classrooms.

You will earn a recognized credential (extension certificate) to enhance your career prospects.

Program details

Format: Online | Learn more
Live, online class requirements: The online courses may include live online classes using Google Meet. All live online classes will be recorded and posted in Blackboard for those unable to participate. 

Duration: Complete 7 required courses (300 hours) and 2 classroom immersion practicums (180 hours) at partner schools. Total 480 hours.
Can be completed within 10 months (full-time) or up to 6 years (part-time)