Education Assistant

Education Assistant Certificate



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 practicum 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 $22.19 per hour.

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Train to the highest standards
Our grads are sought after in a variety of education sectors.

Earn a university credential
Your certificate is issued by Mount Royal University, a respected Canadian post-secondary institution.

Experience campus life
Benefit from small class sizes, a tight-knit student community, expert instructors and a dedicated program team while experiencing the amenities and services of a university.

Gain real-life experience
Connect with employers through field experience in a K-12 classroom.

Transfer Equivalency and Transfer Credit Assessment
Students who wish to have their continuing education courses assessed for transfer equivalency to a Mount Royal credit diploma or degree must initiate this process through the Transfer Credit office. For more information, please visit Transfer Credit Process.

Program details

  • Study full-time or part-time
  • Complete 6 required courses with field experience opportunities at partner schools
  • Participate in 2 classroom immersion practicums (180 hours) at partner schools
  • Can be completed within 8 months (full-time) or up to 6 years (part-time)


Program Information Session

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are postponing the information night that is scheduled for April 2, 2020. If you have any questions, please email

  Tuition Textbooks and Supplies (approx.) Additional Costs
Total $6,525 $500 Incidental expenses and travel to and from required field placements should also be expected.
Financial Aid
This program is currently not eligible for provincial or federal government student loans or scholarships. If you have questions, email for more information.   

  • You must apply for admission to this program.
  • A Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search is required by schools for field experience and practicum. Please see the Admission section or contact for more information.
  • 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.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is a method of recognizing and accrediting the demonstrated knowledge that has resulted from prior work, academic and life experiences.