Educational Support Fleming College
About this Program
Level: Diploma in Educational Support
Discpline: Educational Technology
Length: 4 semestersCheck My Eligibility
Sutherland Campus Campus
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You can make a difference in a child's life as a competent, caring educational support professional. Our program will prepare you to play a vital role in the classroom supporting students with special needs. Our updated two-year Educational Support diploma program prepares you to work in a school setting as part of the educational team who support children with special needs. You will help children with learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, sensory or physical disabilities and behavioural challenges. Technology plays a key role in today’s modern classroom or institutional setting, and this program will enhance your knowledge of digital literacy and the assistive technologies you will use in your future career. You’ll graduate fully prepared to help students using iPads and current apps, including SMART Boards and other assistive technologies, such as voice-to-text software. You will also benefit from our faculty members’ recent and extensive experience in the field. Students will have the opportunity to learn a whole new language - American Sign Language. In the second and third semesters, the roles of teacher and educational assistant will be explored and more clearly defined. You'll learn how to: manage behaviour modify educational programming support exceptional children assist with curriculum planning Much of this training is experiential, taking place in various educational settings in the community. During third semester, you will spend three days a week in class at the College and two days a week in a classroom in an area school. The final part of the program is an intensive, semester-long, practical learning experience in an educational setting or agency. During this extensive placement experience, you'll work with students with a range of exceptionalities including autism, physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities, visual impairments, and learning disabilities. This placement can take place in the location of your choice, whether that’s in your home town, in the Kawartha region or a larger city in Ontario.
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