Indigenous Educational Assistant 101

Roles and Responsibilities

Course details

The roles and responsibilities of the Indigenous Educational Assistant are the core of the certificate. It is crucial that students become clear on the nature of this career as a para-professional who assists teachers in the classroom. Specific to the role are the explicit expectations, knowledge, and skills that are expected from the Indigenous educational assistant as they assist students with tasks. Exceptional learners require a variety of accommodations, adaptations, and/or modifications in order to complete school tasks. In addition, there is a strict code of ethics that accompanies the Indigenous educational assistant role and an explicit delineation of the tasks between the teacher and the Indigenous educational assistant. Professional conduct is to be adhered to at all times. 

This course is featured in the following Yellowhead Tribal College programs: