Education Assistant

Education Assistant Extension Certificate

 

Complete your certificate online

 
Now accepting applications for winter

Questions?

403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
edassistant@mtroyal.ca

 

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.

 

Benefits

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.

 

Program details

  • Online - flexible learning schedule
  • 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: 480 hours - complete 7 required courses (300 hours) and 2 classroom immersion practicums (180 hours) at partner schools
  • Can be completed within 10 months (full-time) or up to 6 years (part-time)

 

Free! Virtual Information Session

Interested in learning more about the Education Assistant program offered at Mount Royal University? Join us for a free virtual information session: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 12 - 1 p.m. Register here!