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Education Assistant


- Provide a CRC/Immunization disclaimer (form provided by the college) and Alberta high school diploma or equivalent* verified by transcript or DAR (*from an English language institution)OR- Mature student status (18 years of age or older), provide a CRC/Immunization disclaimer (form provided by the college) and a passing score on the entrance examination

Benefits of this program

- Learn in an inclusive environment- Get certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’ and AED, and WHMIS 2015.

Employment Opportunities

- Education Assistant- Community Care & Youth Centres- Home/Community Support- Recreation Programs- Group Homes

Do you enjoy working with children? Now, with a hybrid in-class and online curriculum at Rumi Academy, you can play an increasingly vital role in today’s classrooms.

In the Education Assistant program, learn how to support teachers and advocate for inclusive classroom environments, while you train for your new career both in-class and online.

Offering more flexibility than a traditional classroom, become familiar with alternative teaching tactics including sign language, Boardmaker, and TouchMath, and learn how to create individualized learning plans, while ensuring you get the one-on-one attention you need to succeed in your studies.

Before you graduate, you will complete two separate practicums for a total of eight weeks. Graduate with a number of marketable skills so you can work in a variety of settings including elementary and secondary schools, group homes, and youth centres.

Rumi Academy is licensed by the Private Career College Branch of Alberta Advanced Education.

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Qestions & Answers

An Education Assistant, also known as a Teacher’s Aide or Paraprofessional, plays a supportive role in educational settings, assisting teachers and students in various capacities. The specific duties may vary depending on the educational level (elementary, middle, or high school) and the needs of the students.

Education Assistants play a vital role in supporting teachers and students in educational settings. They require a diverse set of skills to effectively assist with classroom activities, student learning, and overall classroom management. Here are essential skills for an Education Assistant:

Interpersonal Skills,Communication Skills,Patience and Empathy,Flexibility,Organizational Skills,Problem-Solving Skills,Instructional Support,Behavior Management,Attention to Detail,Teamwork and Collaboration,Cultural Competence,Confidentiality,Technology Skills,First Aid and Safety Awareness,Emotional Intelligence,Adaptation and Differentiation,Professionalism,Continuous Learning.

Education Assistants, also known as Teacher’s Aides or Paraprofessionals, perform a variety of tasks to support teachers, facilitate student learning, and maintain a positive and inclusive classroom environment. The specific tasks can vary based on the grade level, subject area, and the individual needs of students. Here are some common tasks performed by Education Assistants:

Classroom Setup,Student Assistance,Behavioral Support,Instructional Support,Special Education Support,Assist with Assessments,Data Entry and Record-Keeping,Communication with Parents,Language Support,Supervision,Adaptation of Materials,Assistive Technology Support,Classroom Management,Individualized Support Plans,Supporting Inclusive Practices,Crisis Intervention,Life Skills Instruction,Transportation Assistance,Collaboration with Teachers,Professional Development.

The educational requirements for becoming an Education Assistant, also known as a Teacher’s Aide or Paraprofessional, can vary depending on the specific role and the educational institution. In many cases, the minimum educational requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent. However, some positions, particularly those in special education or that involve more specialized tasks, may have additional requirements.

Education Assistants have several career advancement opportunities within the field of education and related areas. While the specific pathways may vary based on individual goals, experience, and the educational institution, here are common avenues for career advancement for Education Assistants:

Lead Education Assistant,Special Education Assistant,Certification in Special Education,Becoming a Paraprofessional Instructor,Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Education,Teacher Preparation Program,Specialized Roles,School Administration,Counseling or Student Support Services,Professional Development and Training,Education Leadership,Education Consulting,Community Outreach and Engagement,Online Learning Facilitator,Higher Education Opportunities.

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