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Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program

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Program Information

School:Nipissing University
Faculty:Schulich School of Education
Field of Study:Aboriginal Education
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Description:When you complete the Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program (ICADP) you will be qualified to work, under the professional direction of the classroom teacher and school Principal, as a classroom assistant with Indigenous primary school children. Students explore culturally relevant pedagogical understandings in working with elementary students of all academic levels in numerous subject areas.

The program consists of two parts: two consecutive summer sessions at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario, and two in-school placements with a qualified teacher, in a classroom setting, during the school year.

Summer camp programming is offered for children of parents attending the Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program at no cost.

The Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program is also offered at Oshki Pimache-o-win: The Wenjack Institute in Thunderbay.
URL:Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program at Nipissing University
Length:6 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,023

Cost is for Part 1 of the program (tuition only). Ancillary fees are included.

Admission Requirements


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

    Applicants are required to have minimum completion of Ontario Grade 12 or equivalent. Candidates without grade 12 can be admitted if they are 20 years or older and have been out of school for two years or more. No prior post-secondary education is required.

    * 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 September 01, 2020

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