Indigenous Educational Assistant

The Indigenous Educational Assistant program prepares students for a rewarding career supporting student success in the classroom.

Program Details

The Indigenous Educational Assistant program prepares students for a rewarding career supporting student success in the classroom. In this program you will learn how to work with diverse students in an inclusive environment and understand how to help them to succeed in  school. As an Educational Assistant you qualify for jobs at pre-school, Head Start, and K-12 levels within a school, but also have qualifications that extend to job opportunities in specialized settings outside of schools. 

In the 2018-19 academic year, YTC is offering the Indigenous Educational Assistant program at our new main Edmonton campus. For more information, call our Admissions Officer, Brenda Lemay at 780.484.0303, ext. 6158 or email admissions@ytced.ca


Admission requirements

Students with 60%+ in English 30-1 and 60%+ in Math 20-2 will be registered in the University Studies English. 

Students with 55%+ in English 30-2 and Math 20-2 will be registered in English 150. 

Applicants with Mature Student Status (Age 21+) can write a placement exam or undergo a PLAR assessment for eligibility. 

A career investigation, personal statement, current Child Intervention Check, and current Criminal Record Check are required when applying to this program.

Courses offered in the Indigenous Educational Assistant program