Diploma, Nipissing University
2.5 semesters (including two in-school placements during school year)
Program Delivery Mode
*may change pending local/provincial safety guidelines and/or program needs
Classroom Assistants support teachers by helping to supervise activities in the classroom; working with children on an individual, small group or whole class basis. In some instances, classroom assistants work on a one-to-one basis with children with special educational needs.
The ICADP program consists of two parts: remote/online learning and two in-school (6-week) placements with a qualified teacher, in a classroom setting, during the school year. Students are enrolled in mandatory courses for the program.
Minimum completion of Ontario Grade 12 or equivalent. Candidates without grade 12 can be admitted if they are 20 years or older and have been out of school for two years or more.
After successfully completing the ICADP, candidates will be qualified to work, under the professional direction of the classroom teacher and school Principal, as a classroom assistant with Indigenous and non-Indigenous primary school children.
(*approximate for Part 1, subject to change)