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.


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Next Start Date

Fall 2021

Credential

Certificate 

Admission Requirements

  • Students with 55%+ in English 30-1, or 60%+ in English 30-2. 
  • Applicants with Mature Student Status (Age 21+)
  • Personal Statement outlining why you want to be a Education Assistant.
  • *During the course of your studies you will be required to complete a Child Intervention & Criminal Record Check for the practicum component.


 2021 2022 Program Schedule

Semester 1 - Fall 2021 (Online)

  • IEA 101: Roles and Responsibilities 
  • IEA 103: Exceptional Learners/ Observation and Assessment I
  • IEA 112: Numeracy and Math
  • CREE 100: Introductory Cree
  • ENGL 250: Writing Skills

Semester 2 - Winter 2022 (Blended)

  • IEA 110: Language and Literacy
  • IEA 106: Exceptional Learners/ Observation and Assessment II
  • IEA 124: Child and Adolescent Development
  • IEA 115: Developing Traditional Resources
  • IEA 114: Practicum -180 hours, (Mid-March and April), preparation Seminars -20 hours, (January and February). *St John’s Ambulance Training is an additional part of preparation.

Related Seminars

  • ECD 115 First Aid/CPR (15 hours) - optional

Practicum Required

Yes. Students will be required to complete a work paid practicum in a educational setting during the winter term. 


Possible Career Outcomes

Graduates qualify for a variety of school settings, from pre-school, K-12 levels within a school, Head Start, and to job opportunities that extend in specialized settings outside of schools. 


Tuition & Fees

Please refer to the Tuition & Fees section of this website. 


Transferability

Students are encouraged to speak with the registrar's office or the applicable Program Head for more details. 


Questions

Please contact Program Coordinator Normie Carlson at 587-525-6152 or normie.carlson@ytced.ca.

Courses offered in the Indigenous Educational Assistant Program: