diploma program

Indigenous Classroom Assistant

Love to support young people? This program will prepare you to work in schools and help Indigenous children learn and be recognized. As a classroom assistant you will work under the direction of a teacher or school principal.

How to apply

Your Career Path

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

In partnership with Nipissing University, Oshki-Wenjack’s special blended delivery method allows you to stay in your home community for half of the program (field placements). You will attend two semesters of courses in Thunder Bay (each summer for 5-6 weeks).*

* Note: Due to COVID-19 all courses are offered online until it is safe to resume in-person.

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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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Phone: 807-626-1897
E-mail: recruitment@oshki.ca

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Our Accredited Partners

Canadore CollegeSault CollegeConfederation CollegeLakehead UniversityBrock UniversityNipissing University

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