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EDU 146 Roles and Responsibilities of the Educational Assistant

Course Description

This overview of the professional roles of educational/teacher assistants in the classroom and school environment clearly outlines the responsibilities that are delegated to assistants and volunteers. Learn how to create an inclusive classroom and gain an awareness of the findings on brain research and student assessment.

It is recommended that this course be taken early in the program.

Course Details


  • Examine issues and raise questions about the Education Assistant's role in education;
  • Understand the changing context of public education;
  • Share experiences and relate concepts pertinent to the Education Assistants' work;
  • Discuss a variety of topics including: roles and responsibilities of education assistants; inclusive classrooms; resiliency; standards for special education; assessment; individualized program and planning; dealing with parents; brain research; multiple intelligence; and quality teaching and learning;
  • Explore and understand the role and responsibilities of various stakeholders in education (education assistants, teachers, administration, parents and the larger community).
  • Learn how to better establish positive conditions for teaching and learning;
  • Connect with further information and resources via the internet;


During registration in this course you will be asked to choose either Workplace or Practicum.  You will then be automatically placed in the appropriate section.  The $35 fee for the placement has been included in the course fee.


For online courses, students must have taken Learning Online for Educational Assistants.

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