Call of Interest for 2019

Education Assistant Certificate Program

The Education Assistant Certificate Program provides theory, develops competency in required skills, and promotes professional development towards the training and preparation of an Education Assistant to enhance the child’s involvement in the educational environment.

The Education Assistant program is dedicated to offering adult learners quality educational programs that prepare teacher assistants to support student learning and involvement in the context of the school and classroom. All avenues to provide flexible, accessible learning opportunities that meet community and individual needs will be explored and offered when possible.

Education Assistants may be employed to provide support to children with varying levels of special needs or they may provide general support to classroom teachers in the delivery of educational programs to a number of children or the entire class.

Delivery Format

In an effort to meet the needs of those individuals who are interested in starting their academics in the Education Assistant this program will be offered on a full time basis (4 semesters) face-to-Face.

Career Prospects

Qualified Education Assistants are employed in public, private and independent schools around the province as a Special Needs Support Worker, Personal Care Attendant, and Playground and/or School Supervision Monitor.

Admission Requirements

Northern Lights College Application Form and application fee (NLC Application form is found on our admissions page)

Copy of government issued ID
Letter stating background, interest, and program goals
Secondary and/or Post-Secondary Un-Opened Official Transcripts
Grade 12 English, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples,
English 050, English 099 or any University level English course with
a C grade or higher or the completion of the NLC Writing
Provide two current letters of reference, one personal and one from a recent employer (must be written and dated within the last year), that can attest to personal suitability for working with young children.
Submit an NLC Health Certificate of Good Health signed and dated by a physician