PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
TUITION & FEES
This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.
|Term 1 - 16 weeks|
|ELCC1000 (O)|| Child Growth and Development |
This course focuses on the development of children from conception to twelve years of age, including the physical child, the thinking child, the social child, and the whole child, as well as introducing atypical development. Students will study key theories and theorists in child development.
|EDAS1000|| Role of the Education Assistant |
In this introduction to the professional behaviours and attitudes that are required by the educational assistant working in agencies or within the school system, students will explore the roles and responsibilities of the educational assistant. Supporting students, working as a member of an interdisciplinary team, and working under the supervision of a teacher will be examined. Emphasis will be on the philosophy and practice of inclusion in an educational setting.
|COMP1016 (O)|| Utilizing Technology |
Increase your digital literacy so you can more fully participate in academics and the community workplace. This course focuses on professional use of the Internet, how to use web-based applications, identifying assistive and emergent technology, and creating documents and digital media using various computer applications.
|COMM1007 (O)|| Written Communication |
This course focuses on the development and practice of writing skills and forms of written communication required for success in educational and human services settings. Topics include an overview of the writing process, using correct grammar, developing writing strategies, writing essays, writing for business, and proofreading.
|EDAS1002|| Universal Design and Adaptive Instruction |
In this course, students will identify and explore the principles of universal design for learning and differentiated instruction. They will learn strategies to differentiate instruction to accommodate differences in language, culture, learning needs, and exceptionalities within the classroom. The course will also address using adaptive and assistive technology resources to support children’s success in the educational setting.
|Term 2 - 16 weeks|
|DISB1005|| Exceptionalities I |
Students will examine various conditions that impact individuals across the lifespan. Students will discuss current definitions, characteristics and traits, and aspects of support.
|COMM1001 (O)|| Introduction to Communications |
Explore the fundamentals of communication and interpersonal relationships. Examine effective communication, barriers to effective communication, and specific communication strategies that can improve interactions with others and enhance critical thinking skills. Learn and apply theories related to communication climate, groups, teams, conflict management, and problem solving.
|EDAS1003|| Fostering Positive Behaviour and Self-Regulation |
This course will examine behaviour and factors that impact behaviour. Strength-based principles and techniques that will support positive behaviour and self-regulation development will be discussed. Students will examine attitudes, skills, and strategies that encourage positive behaviour and support children as they develop self-regulation skills. Constructive, respectful ways to prevent and respond to challenging behaviour will also be explored.
|EDAS1004|| Supporting Literacy, Numeracy and Science |
This course will provide students with an understanding of the learning processes for literacy, numeracy, and science as they are presented in the Alberta Program of Studies. Students will also examine the developmental stages for literacy, numeracy, and science learning. Practical strategies to support classroom instruction and for adapting instructional materials to meet the needs of students will also be a focus of this course.
|EDAS1200|| Education Assistant Practicum |
This practicum will provide students with opportunities to make connections between theory and practice by linking their learning with practical, professional experiences in a classroom or community agency. In seminar, the students will extend their understanding of the role of the educational assistant through engaging in reflections, discussions, and learning activities, and explore Indigenous ways being and knowing. Students will also learn about the school board application process and develop a professional portfolio.