Educational Assistant

Program Duration: 1 year (2 Semesters)

Credentials: New Brunswick Graduate Certificate.

Academic Area: Social Services

Campus: Fredericton, NB

Delivery: Full- Time

 

Intake information

Start dateCampus
January 2021 Fredericton, NB

Program Description:

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to assist classroom teachers in inclusive educational settings.  The program combines theory and practical applications for elementary and secondary age students in the K-12 school system.

*Students can choose to take both Early Childhood Education and Educational Assistant courses, or they may take only the courses pertaining to either Early Childhood Education or Educational Assistant.  Tuition is the same.  Students who select both programs broaden their employment opportunities.

Career Opportunities:

Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants support students and assist teachers and counsellors with teaching and non-instructional tasks. They assist in areas of personal care, teaching, and behavior management under the supervision of teachers or other childcare professionals. They are employed in public and private elementary, secondary, and special needs schools and treatment centers.

Job opportunities for Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (NOC 4413) are good in New Brunswick over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as an educational assistant.

Salary Expectations:

$36,920- $65,000 per annum.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Senior secondary or high school (Grade 12) transcripts of graduation credentials, courses studied, and grades earned.
  2. Transcripts should have Grade 12 Math or Science or Commerce and English Credits.
  3. The language of instruction at Atlantic Business College is English. In addition to the academic admission requirements, all applicants for whom English is not their first language and/or are coming from countries where English is not an official language, must provide proof of language proficiency.

Applicants must meet ONE of the following criteria to meet Atlantic Business College’s English language Proficiency requirements:

English language Proficiency:

1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Academic Level with scores at or above the following levels:

Program LevelMinimum TOEFL Scores

Diploma and Certificate

550 for paper-based test OR 80 (20L, 20W, 20S, 20R) for internet-based test

2. International English Language Testing (IELTS) Academic with scores at or above the following levels:

Program LevelMinimum IELTS Scores

Certificate and Diploma

Overall, 6.0 AND No band below 5.5

3. Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MELAB) with scores at or above:

Program LevelMinimum MELAB Score

Certificate and Diploma

76

4. Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test (CAEL) (the online or in-person test) with a score of:

Program LevelMinimum CAEL Score

Certificate and Diploma

Overall band score of 60

Courses:

  • Autism Intervention
  • Child Development
  • Child Guidance
  • School-Age Children
  • Health & Safety
  • Children with Exceptionalities
  • Observation & Assessment
  • Communication
  • Professional Development
  • Working with Families
  • Adolescent Development
  • EA Comprehensive Project
  • Work Placement 15-days
  • Intro to Computers/Keyboarding/Word
  • Food Safety
  • CPR and First Aid Training
  • Criminal Record Check

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Courses and content may change to enhance program quality

Tuition & Fees:

Tuition: $12,495.00
Application Fee: $75.00
Textbooks: $1750.00 (approximately)
Student Fees: $125.00 (1% of tuition)

APARTMENT RENTAL INFORMATION :

Link for apartment rental information:  www.statestreetproperties.ca 
 www.killamproperties.com
 www.kijiji.ca/h-fredericton/1700018

 Students may also contact the New Brunswick Rentalsman’s Office.

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