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Education Assistant

Education Assistant Diploma Program in Winnipeg

Do you like making meaningful differences in children’s lives? Do you thrive off busy, energy-filled environments? Are you interested in supporting exceptional learners in the classroom? Then a profession as an education assistant would be a great fit for you. Educational Assistants are valued members of the school team. Educational assistants assist with classroom management, instruction and provide one-on-one support for students. Educational Assistants play a key role in the implementation of Individualized Education Plans as well as Behaviour Support Plans for identified students.

Working in education is not only rewarding for you, but also for each and every student that you have the chance to interact with. You will not only be aiding in the development of successful students, but also in the development of outstanding citizens. The Educational Assistant Diploma Program at Commonwealth College prepares you with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to thrive as an Educational Assistant by providing all students background on the theoretical and practical components of the job. All students will participate in over 400 hours of instruction, accompanied by 120 hours of hands-on learning through an on-site placement.

Program Description:

Education Assistant (EA) diploma program at Commonwealth College prepares students for work in the classroom, as well as for getting a job in the field.

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Program Delivery

We provide a flexible program delivery that allows you to study at your own pace while also offering the opportunity to participate in live lectures during the week to connect with your instructor.

We understand that remote learning can sometimes feel isolating, which is why we ensure that you are never alone in your educational journey. Our dedicated instructors and education team are always available to support you through various communication channels, including video calls, discussion boards, and more.

Program Details:


Theory : 436 Hours
Practicum : 120 Hours
TOTAL : 6 Months


To be admitted into the Educational Assistant Diploma Program, you must have your Manitoba Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent or have Mature Student Status.

For Mature Student Status you must be 18 years of age or older and must provide all official transcripts or recognized equivalent GED, a current resume, and a written statement explaining why you are interested in the program. In addition, you must successfully undergo an admission interview administered by the College.

All students must submit Adult Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector (ACRVS) and Provincial Child Abuse Registry (PCAR) check documents prior to attending the practicum. These must be less than six months old at the start of practicum.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

As English is the language of instruction at Commonwealth College, it is critical that all applicants demonstrate sufficient English Language Proficiency before they can be admitted into the program. Therefore, if your previous education was completed outside Canada and English may or may not have been the medium of instruction, you must submit proof of English language proficiency.

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Career Opportunities

Embarking on a fulfilling journey in the Educational Assistant field opens doors to impactful roles within educational settings. As an Educational Assistant, you become an integral part of a team dedicated to fostering a positive learning environment. Your responsibilities may include providing crucial support to teachers, assisting students with diverse learning needs, and contributing to the overall success of educational programs. In this dynamic role, you’ll engage with students on a personal level, offering guidance, encouragement, and specialized assistance to promote their academic growth. Whether working in primary, secondary, or special education, a career as an Educational Assistant allows you to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students, helping them overcome challenges and succeed in their educational journey. With a passion for education and a commitment to student welfare, finding a job in the Educational Assistant field promises a rewarding and enriching career dedicated to shaping the future of our next generation.

The spectrum of job roles within the Educational Assistant sector highlights the diverse nature of this career path. Our training program is crafted to reflect this versatility, ensuring that our graduates aren’t limited to a specific niche. Our goal is to furnish them with comprehensive skills spanning the educational support spectrum, empowering them to thrive in any capacity they choose. Through fostering a well-rounded understanding of the educational landscape, our graduates emerge as adept contributors, seamlessly integrating their roles into the broader framework of educational institutions

Job Titles Related to this Program
  • Teacher’s Assistant
  • Reading Intervention Assistant
  • Special Education Assistant
  • Adaptive Physical Education Assistant
  • Resource Room Assistant
  • Technology Support Assistant
  • Behavioral Support Assistant
  • Early Childhood Education Assistant (with additional certification)
  • Speech-Language Assistant
  • Life Skills Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Art/Music/Drama Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Library Assistant
  • ESL (English as a Second Language) Assistant
Courses Covered
  • The Role of the Educational Assistant
  • Growth and Development
  • Exceptional Learners
  • Record Keeping
  • Learning Styles
  • Life Skills and Social Development
  • Language Development
  • Learning Disability
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Career Development Strategies
  • 120 Hour On-Site Practicum
Course Fee:
Registration Fee : $ 275.00 CAD
Tuition Fee : $ 7,202.99 CAD
Training Completion Fund (TCF) : $ 36.01 CAD
Total Payment of Program : $ 7,514.00 CAD
Upcoming Start Dates:
Start Date End Date
June 10, 2024 April 18, 2025
July 8, 2024 May 19, 2025
August 12, 2024 June 23, 2025