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Educational Assistant

Program Overview

Discover an edifying career working with children.


The Educational Assistant's Certificate program is designed to provide knowledge and skills to new and existing educational assistants to work with children and adolescents who require assistance in the learning process. This certificate is a continuing education part-time program completed in evening classes and weekend modules. Students may enroll in the full program and complete the certificate in one year on a part-time basis, or complete courses over an extended amount of time.


This program offers new and existing teacher and educational assistants knowledge and skills to work with children and adolescents who require help and assistance in the learning process.

Graduates of this program will be equipped to work as an educational assistant in private schools and in some public school districts. If you are concerned about a school district accepting this certificate, contact the individual school you are looking into.

The Educational Assistant Certificate includes 12 credits of classroom work and 2 credits of practicum. The practicum is a practical course completed in elementary and secondary school settings.


Columbia One

Ground yourself in God's Word


Columbia One plus EA

Be equipped as an Educational Assistant


Combine the EA Certificate with Columbia One


If you're a recent high school graduate, consider our dual certificate program. You’ll benefit from the full Columbia experience — Bible college education in a close-knit, Christ-centered community — and also gain job-ready skills as an Educational Assistant.

How it works: 

  • You'll earn 31 credits in total, and be able to complete both programs within ten months, graduating with a Certificate in Christian Studies and an Educational Assistant Certificate.  
  • You'll complete the same core courses that Columbie One students complete.
  • Your electives will focus on Educational Assistant courses.
  • Check out the Columbia One plus EA course checklist for a full list of courses.

How to apply:

  • On your application form, choose Educational Assistant as your program.
  • Click the 'EA plus Columbia One Dual Certificate' checkbox.
  • Once accepted, your Admissions Advisor will enroll you in both programs and help you with course selection.

The Educators' Conference


EC Keynote

Keynote Speaker:
Erin Switzer
Certified Clinical Counsellor

EC Keynote

Keynote Speaker:
Vicki Bowker
Educator & Speaker

Celebrate Kids! Inspiring Greatness in Tomorrow's Leaders

This yearly event equips professionals who teach and care for children - including early childhood educators, elementary-school teachers, teaching & special education assistants, and children's ministry educators. It also provides support and help to parents. The conference is worth 8 hours of credit toward re-certification for those requiring it. Exhibits and displays of products and materials will be available for viewing and purchase during the conference.

   November 4, 2017

  Saturday, 8AM - 4:15PM

  95 (Individual)
Includes lunch

  90 (Groups of 3 or more)
Includes lunch. Note that reg. fees increase by $10 per person after October 24.

  Contact Gwen Reese


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