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The Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program will prepare you for a career in Aboriginal schools in northern communities.

Program Information

Campus: OSHKI-WENJACK
Credential Awarded: Ontario University Diploma
Awarding Institution: OSHKI-WENJACK / Nipissing University
Program Length: 2 Years - 4 Semesters (2 in home community) & Field Placement
Start Date: July 2020*

*start dates are subject to change

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario High School Diploma with Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U) or Mature Student Test (19 years +)

Candidates without Grade 12 can be admitted if they are 21 years or older and have been out of school for two years or more

Note: Low enrollment may result in cancellation of this program

Other Requirements:

  • Vunerable sector criminal reference check

Program Description

In partnership with Nipissing University, OSHKI-WENJACK’s special blended delivery method allows you to stay in your home community for the majority of the program You will have two semesters in your home community and attend classes in Thunder Bay once each summer (5-6 weeks).

The Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program will prepare you for a career in Indigenous schools in northern communities When you complete the program you will be qualifi ed to work, under the professional direction of the classroom teacher and school principal, as a classroom assistant with primary school children.

Curriculum

FIRST SEMESTER

  • EDUC 1023 - Introduction to Literacy Strategies - 80 hours
  • EDUC 1034 - Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies - 30 hours
  • EDUC 1043 - Child Development - 30 hours
  • EDUC 1063 - Information Technology in Classrooms - 30 hours
  • EDUC 1124 - Introduction to Numeracy Strategies - 30 hours
  • EDUC 2012 - Working with Indigenous Children with Special Needs 1 - 30 hours

Total hours: 230

SECOND SEMESTER

  • EDUC 1010 - ACADP Practicum I - 6 weeks

THIRD SEMESTER

  • EDUC 2023 - Literacy Strategies II - 30 hours
  • EDUC 2033 - Healthy Active Living Strategies for Indigenous Students - 30 hours
  • EDUC 2034 - Indigenous Children’s Health and Wellbeing - 30 hours
  • EDUC 2034 - Language Arts Strategies - 30 hours
  • EDUC 2124 - Numeracy Strategies II - 30 hours
  • EDUC 3012 - Working with Children with Special Needs II - 30 hours

Total hours: 180

FOURTH SEMESTER

  • EDUC 2020 - ACADP Practicum II - 6 weeks

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April Head
Community Liason & Recruitment Officer

Toll Free: 1-866-636-7454
Phone: 807-626-1897
E-mail: ahead@oshki.ca

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