This Portage College continuing education non-credit Teacher's Assistant program prepares the student to work in formal school settings, assisting teachers in the development and delivery of effective educational experiences for school aged children. Course content provides the student with knowledge and skills in the areas of: child growth and development; learning strategies to support curriculum for diverse learners; interpersonal skills and working as a professional team member. This program offers a combination of theoretical instruction along with practical experience in an educational setting.
Graduates of The Teacher's Assistant Diploma Program qualify for Level 2 Early Childhood Educator Certification through Child Care Staff Certification, Government of Alberta, Children and Youth Services upon completion of their diploma.
Students who obtain 45 hours in an Early Childhood course can apply for Level 1 Childhood Educator Certification from the Government of Alberta, Children and Youth Services.