|Field of Study:||Education, General
Special Education and Teaching, General
|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.