After completing this highly valued certificate, you can find work in a number of educational settings, supporting teachers to support students of all ages and abilities.

Over 95 percent of our graduates find employment in the field. Job titles include:

  • Educational assistants
  • Kindergarten assistants
  • Special needs educational assistants

The Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) hosts detailed occupational profiles, salary survey data, trend reports and assessment tools to help you choose and plan a career that matches your skills and interests.


You may have the following duties and responsibilities when working in the field. Career postings for an educational assistant, for example, expect graduates with the some of the following qualifications:

  • Assist with the preparation of daily progress reports and anecdotal records for the student as directed by the special needs facilitator or classroom teacher.
  • Obtain and organize the student's materials and equipment in preparation for classroom activities.
  • Reinforce learning concepts with the student under the direction of the special needs facilitator or classroom teacher.
  • Support students of all ages and abilities to develop their social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills in ways which improve their academic success.
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Once you graduate, consider further study in your field with a MacEwan University degree. All courses in your program are credit courses and may help you finish a second credential in less time.

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All courses completed in this program are credit courses and may be transferable toward further study at post-secondary institutions in Alberta.