Fanshawe College

Educational Support - EDS1W


Our Educational Support program will give you the knowledge and skills to support a wide range of exceptionalities as a teaching assistant. You will learn how to develop strategies to encourage independence in accordance with learners’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs) including areas such as mobility, communication, and personal hygiene.
Additionally, you will have real-life opportunities to connect theory and practice in every level of the program. You will experience placements in learning environments ranging from elementary schools to colleges. During your placements you will cultivate skills to effectively support learners with exceptionalities under the guidance of experienced mentors.Gain experience during hands-on placements in every level of the program led by an experienced EA;
Develop a working knowledge of assistive technologies and other learning enhancement tools;
Cultivate the set of skills necessary to effectively assist students with special needs in personal care, life skills, behaviour, and academics;
Examine teaching strategies to assist in re-teaching material in a developmentally appropriate manner.
Graduates of the Educational Support program will have the skills and knowledge required to become an Educational Assistant (EA). As an Educational Assistant, you will be a valued member of a school team, working together to positively impact students. EAs play an instrumental role in making a difference in the lives of learners with exceptionalities, while helping to create an inclusive learning environment.

Program Duration:
60 weeks
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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