Early Childhood Education

Educational Support (EA Pathway)

 Delivery: Part-Time Online |  Credential: Educational Support diploma
Note: Graduates of the NBCC Educational Assistant (EA) certificate program can complete the Educational Support (ES) diploma program part-time online.

All courses are available online through Professional and Part-time Learning (PPL). Take individual courses for professional development or all courses to complete the program and graduate with an NBCC diploma.

Admission Requirements

Certificate in the NBCC Educational Assistant (EA) program. (All registrants are required to show proof of an approved certificate in the first 25% of their first course.)

Course Schedule (Suggested Learning Path)

Continuing education is offered on a part-time basis. Students may complete the online courses to graduate with an Educational Support Diploma, in one academic year by following the recommended learning path below.

Online courses follow a schedule and all work must be completed in the allotted timeframes.

Important: Please register at least five (5) business days before the scheduled start. Spaces may be limited.
CourseStart DateDetails/Registration
Fall Term (Sept - Dec 2024)
CSSC1119 - Group Process and PracticeSep 3, 2024Pending
EDUE1164 - Classroom Observation and DocumentationSep 30, 2024Pending
EDUE1165 - Supporting an Inclusive ClassroomOct 28, 2024Pending
Winter Term (Jan - Apr 2025)
CSSC1125 - Dimensions of WellnessJan 6, 2025Pending
EDUE1177 - Equity and EducationJan 6, 2025Pending
EDUE1173 - Supporting Curriculum and InstructionMar 10, 2025Pending
EDUE1174 - Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum DisorderMar 10, 2025Pending
Spring Term (May - Jun 2025)
EDUE1175 - Transition Planning for Youth with ExceptionalitiesMay 5, 2025Pending
EDUE1176 - Adaptive and Assistive TechnologiesMay 5, 2025Pending


Financial Assistance

Courses towards completion of this program online through continuing education may be eligible for part-time student loans.

For more information and to apply, please review the PART-TIME STUDENT LOAN AND GRANT APPLICATION (pdf) form (see “Instructions to the Applicant” on page 5 for steps to follow).

Registration Status

  • Open - Accepting registrations
  • Waitlist - Class is full but there is waitlist availability
  • Pending - Will open for registration & payment 3 months prior to the start date
  • Closed - Registration has closed
  • Full – The class is full and there is no waitlist available
  • Cancelled - The class has been cancelled

Note: Program requirements may be subject to change