Educational Assistant Ontario College Diploma

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  • Objectives
    The Educational Assistant Program will prepare individuals to work in an ethical and professional manner as members of a multi-disciplinary team in a variety of educational settings. Students in this program will learn the strategies and techniques for implementing the education plan (IEP) and for assisting children with personal care and life skills. They will gain knowledge and skills in using specialized equipment. Students will learn how to create safe learning environments for children with diverse abilities and backgrounds who experience cognitive, physical, social/emotional and/or behavioural difficulties.
  • Practical experience
    Practical experience through two field placements allows the student to apply the theory and knowledge learned in the classroom.
  • Academic Title
    Educational Assistant Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    First Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    CS 117     Communication Strategies     3
    HS 118     Windows for Service Professionals     3
    TE 101     Fundamentals of Educational Assisting     3
    TE 107     Educational Programming I: Introduction     3
    TE 110     Child Development: The Early Years     3
    General Education Elective     3
    Total    18
    Second Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    CS 220     Business Communications     3
    TE 206     Field Placement (1 day/week)     7
    TE 216     Child Development II: The School Years     3
    TE 217     Exceptionalities I: Special Education     3
    TE 218     Educational Programming II: Instructional Methods     3
    TE 221     Observation and Recordkeeping     3
    TE 222     Educational Technology and Research     3
    TE 223     Field Placement Seminar 1     1
    Total    26
    Third Semester
    Course Number / Title      Credits

    TE 313     Basic Pharmacology & Personal Care     3
    TE 314     Behaviour and Cognitive Interventions     3
    TE 315     Exceptionalities II     3
    TE 316     Educational Programming III: Math and Language     3
    TE 317     Child Abuse and Crisis Intervention     3
    General Education Elective     3
    Total    18

    Fourth Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    General Education Elective     3
    TE 405     Field Placement Seminar II     3
    TE 414     Field Placement II (4 days a week)     28
    Total    34

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