Classes are still running during COVID-19!

Due to COVID-19 and the government of Ontario’s suggestions, some start dates have been pushed back from their prior schedule. All classes are still active, and will take place virtually through the use of our online learning platform. Once restrictions are lifted, the practical hands-on portion of your program will commence at your KLC campus.

Next Start Dates

Kingston: October 9, 2023
Toronto: October 9, 2023
Whitby: October 9, 2023

Graduates of the Education Assistant Program…

  • Enjoy working with children
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Enjoy assisting children to succeed in their educational goals
  • Are caring, patient and have a positive attitude
  • Are organized and committed to personal and professional excellence
  • Assist the classroom teacher in establishing and maintaining appropriate levels of student behaviour
  • Contribute to the success and well-being of students in our schools
  • Assist in developing and implementing individual student programs
  • Become participating members of a multidisciplinary team

Educational Assistant Program Overview

The Education Assistant course has been designed specifically to address the responsibilities and challenges facing support staff in our schools. Over the 37 week course, an emphasis is placed on developing student skills in the areas of Special Education and Behaviour Management. In addition, students complete a number of professional workshops designed to provide a well-rounded educational experience. Our students are able to make an immediate, positive impact in the schools and to meet the needs of children in today’s classrooms.

Practical Internship Experience

Approximately 600 hours of practical experience will take place in local elementary and secondary schools, with Board approval and under the direction of the principals and teachers involved.

During classroom instruction an emphasis is placed on the current application of educational practices. Students study the importance and necessity of treating each child as an individual. They learn the skills of effective communication and the implementation of programs designed to meet the needs of all children.

The Education Assistant course includes but is not limited to the following modules:

Education Assistant Course Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, you must have the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School diploma (Grade 12) or equivalent
  • Demonstrated English, communication and comprehension skills
  • The equivalent standing at the general level in English

Education Assistant Course Graduation Requirements

To receive your diploma from KLC College, students must fulfill all course requirements to the satisfaction of school administration. This includes successful course and work placement completion and tuition paid in full.

All students are required to maintain an average academic standing of 70% or better. Students must pass both theory and practical components of the course. Internship assessment will be completed by the host placement. A diploma is granted when all course work is successfully completed.

Program Info

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