Educational Assistant

CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2018
Saint JohnSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Educational Assistants positively impact the lives of students. They work with the classroom teacher and the Educational Support Services team to help students with academic, physical, or behavioural needs. You'll learn how to implement the principles of universal design for learning to support an inclusive environment, and techniques to help a varied group of learners meet their educational goals. Modern classrooms thrive on diversity and Educational Assistants play a valuable role as a part of this educational support team.


The requirements for this certificate may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

    Career Possibilities

    Educational Assistants assist elementary and secondary school teachers and counsellors. Graduates are employed in public and private elementary and secondary schools.

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    NOC Codes

    4413 - Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

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    What you will learn

    • Ethics
    • Children with Exceptionalities
    • Inclusive Strategies
    • Health Care
    • Growth and Development
    • Interpersonal Behaviour
    • Applied Workplace Experience
    • Professional Practice
    • Child Guidance
    • Sociology

    Specific Considerations

    You may be asked to submit proof of immunization prior to commencement of training, by following the instructions on the standardized NBCC Immunization and Medical Form.

    Host agencies may require students to provide a current criminal record check and vulnerable sector check from a recognized police service in order to be considered for an applied workplace experience. Individuals who have been convicted criminally and not pardoned may be prohibited from proceeding to a work placement. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that he or she is eligible to participate.

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