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 2023)
CSSC1119 - Group Process and PracticeSep 5, 2023View/Register & Pay
EDUE1164 - Classroom Observation and DocumentationOct 2, 2023View/Register & Pay
EDUE1165 - Supporting an Inclusive ClassroomOct 30, 2023View/Register & Pay
Winter Term (Jan - Apr 2024)
CSSC1125 - Dimensions of WellnessJan 8, 2024View/Register & Pay
EDUE1177 - Equity and EducationJan 8, 2024View/Register & Pay
EDUE1173 - Supporting Curriculum and InstructionMar 11, 2024View/Register & Pay
EDUE1174 - Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum DisorderMar 11, 2024View/Register & Pay
Spring Term (Apr - Jun 2024)
EDUE1175 - Transition Planning for Youth with ExceptionalitiesApr 29, 2024View/Register & Pay
EDUE1176 - Adaptive and Assistive TechnologiesApr 29, 2024View/Register & Pay


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).

Note: Program requirements may be subject to change