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Program Information

School:Langara College
Faculty:Career Programs
Field of Study:Education, General
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Description:In the public school system, a movement away from segregated classrooms toward inclusive classrooms has resulted in dramatic changes in the ways students with disabilities are educated. In this framework, there is a need to provide Education Assistants with the theoretical and practical knowledge and experience that meets the individual needs of all children. An important goal of the Education Assistant Program is to provide Langara College students with opportunities to become competent and employable educators.

The Langara College Education Assistant Program is a nine-month (two-term) program which blends the study of theoretical principals with practical experience in the areas of learning, development, communication, curriculum, behavior, personal care, and teamwork. Opportunities to apply theoretical material occur during two, three-week, full-time practicum experiences in Terms One and Two, and in May during a four-week, full-time practicum. This field work is invaluable in exposing students to the realities of the job and to potential employers.
URL:Education Assistant at Langara College
Length:9 Month(s)
Careers:Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Literature 

You must have completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent, or be 19 years of age or older. Also, you must have one of the following: LET with a minimum level 3; LPI with a minimum 25 (or 24 on the essay with 5 in English usage); BC English 12 or equivalent with an 'A'; BC English Literature 12 with an 'A'; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum 'C-'; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108 or 1110. You need to have achieved 'C' or higher in Mathematics 11 or a Mathematics Dignostic Test score of 60. Please see the program website for a complete list of prerequisite details.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 15, 2009