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Teacher Assistant Certificate

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  • Course description
    The Teacher Assistant program will enable graduates to work in educational settings under the supervision and direction of a teacher, providing support to students who require assistance in developmental, behavioural, and/or learning tasks. Graduates of the Teacher Assistant Program will be prepared to work with children in the school system from K-12, in both resource rooms and regular classrooms. Graduates will also be employable in a wide range of out-of-school settings such as early intervention, daycare, Head Start or as private educational supports.

    Course work will provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to work effectively with children and teachers in diverse educational settings. Students will learn about human development, speech and language support, remedial math and reading, behavioural management, common medical issues, interpersonal communication and the role and responsibilities of a paraprofessional in an educational setting.

    Practicum is an integral part of this Certificate program and assures that students have the opportunity to apply theory to practice. Practicum in a community outside of Grande Prairie may be available and will be considered on an individual basis.

    First year, 36 credits
    Fall and Winter, 32 credits

        * HS1000 (2) Interpersonal Communications
        * HS1102 (3) Behavioural and Functional Assessment
        * HS1130 (3) English
        * HS1201 (3) Health Issues
        * HS1202 (3) Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and Learning
        * HS1203 (1) Interpersonal Competence
        * HS1217 (2) Language and Literacy
        * HS2100 (3) Individuals with Exceptionalities
        * HS2440 (3) Human Development: Birth through Adolescence
        * TA1233 (1) Math Skills and Concepts
        * TA1234 (2) The Role of the Paraprofessional in the Classroom
        * TA1235 (1) Practicum
        * TA1236 (3) Remedial Reading and Mathematics
        * TA1367 (2) Supporting Technology in the Classroom

    Spring, 4 credits

        * TA1238 (4) Practicum

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