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Education Assistant Certificate


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Langley

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    City of Langley
    Surrey - Main

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    City of Surrey
  • Length
    34 Credits (1 year full-time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $7400 Total (domestic); $25,550 Total (international)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1200 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out KPU's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

This is a limited intake program. Limited intake programs are not offered every semester. Please check the academic calendar to verify when this program is being offered.

The application periods are:

Semester

Applications Open

Applications Close

Fall (Sept)

October 1

March 1*

Spring (Jan)

February 1

August 1*

Summer (May)

June 1

December 1*

*Note: Select programs may extend the application deadline, space permitting.

Application Fee: $40 (domestic students); $120 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

1. One of:

2. English Proficiency

One of:

  • English Studies 12 (C+) or equivalent
  • English First Peoples 12 (C+) or equivalent
  • Literary Studies 12 (C+) or equivalent 
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) English A1 or A2 (HL or SL) with a minimum grade of 3 (or C+)
  • AP (Advanced Placement) English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition with a minimum grade of 2 (or C+)
  • 3 credits of undergraduate-level English course (C-) from a recognized post-secondary institution where English in the primary language of instruction
  • A baccalaureate degree, or two-year diploma, or 60 undergraduate-level credits, at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction (2.0 cumulative GPA)
  • Both KPU ESLT 0381 (B) and ELST 0383 (B)
  • Both KPU ELST 0381 (B) and KPU placement score higher than ELST 0383 level
  • KPU ENGQ 1091 (C) or ENGQ 1092 (C) or ENGQ 1099 (C)
  • KPU Placement Test into ENGL 1100
  • IELTS Academic score = at least overall 6.5, with 6.0 in each band (within the last two years)
  • TOEFL Internet-based score = at least 88, with no sub score less than 20 (within the last two years)
  • CAEL score = at least 70, with no sub score less than 60 (within the last two years)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score = at least 61 (within the last two years)
  • LPI score = at least level 5, with an essay score of 30 or higher (within the last two years)
  • Duolingo English Test score = at least 110 (within the last two years)*

Note (*): On a temporary basis until in-person testing resumes, Duolingo English Test is accepted as one of the ways to satisfy KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency requirement.

Non-Academic

  • 100 hours of work or volunteer experience with children or youth, preferably in the schools. You must submit two letters from employers or responsible persons in the community certifying the hours of experience completed.
  • Attend a program information session
  • Criminal Record Check issued by the BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General (to be requested upon acceptance into the program)

Admission Advice

1. If you are not a Canadian citizen, you are required to secure a Criminal Record Search with the Vulnerable Sector from your country of origin. Note: your Criminal Record Search must be mailed directly from the issuing agency to the KPU Admissions Office.

2. KPU offers appropriate upgrading/qualifying courses if you are missing the English admission prerequisite to enter the Program.

3. If you have any general questions about this program, don’t hesitate to contact the Future Students’ Office.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy KPU's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

All applicants to undergraduate studies must satisfy KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement through one of the following ways (with minimum grades in brackets):
  • English Studies 12 (C+) or equivalent
  • English First Peoples 12 (C+) or equivalent
  • Literary Studies 12 (C+) or equivalent 
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) English A1 or A2 (HL or SL) with a minimum grade of 3 (or C+)
  • AP (Advanced Placement) English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition with a minimum grade of 2 (or C+)
  • 3 credits of undergraduate-level English course (C-) from a recognized post-secondary institution where English in the primary language of instruction
  • A baccalaureate degree, or two-year diploma, or 60 undergraduate-level credits, at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction (2.0 cumulative GPA)
  • Both KPU ESLT 0381 (B) and ELST 0383 (B)
  • Both KPU ELST 0381 (B) and KPU placement score higher than ELST 0383 level
  • KPU ENGQ 1091 (C) or ENGQ 1092 (C) or ENGQ 1099 (C)
  • KPU Placement Test into ENGL 1100
  • IELTS Academic score = at least overall 6.5, with 6.0 in each band (within the last two years)
  • TOEFL Internet-based score = at least 88, with no sub score less than 20 (within the last two years)
  • CAEL score = at least 70, with no sub score less than 60 (within the last two years)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score = at least 61 (within the last two years)
  • LPI score = at least level 5, with an essay score of 30 or higher (within the last two years)
  • Duolingo English Test score = at least 110 (written within the last two years; accepted on a temporary basis until in-person testing resumes)

Note: English proficiency requirements for university preparatory studies and vocation studies vary by program. Program-specific requirements are detailed within each program profile for KPU within EducationPlannerBC's Program search Database.

Verify admission requirements directly with KPU.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

1. Qualify for one of the applicant categories:

  • high school graduation
  • mature student status (be at least 19 years old on the first day of class)
  • 24 transfer credits at the undergraduate-level with at least a 2.0 GPA
  • other acceptable admission category (for indigenous applicant who wishes to be considered for admission on an individual basis

2. English Proficiency

One of:

  • English Studies 12 (C+) or equivalent
  • English First Peoples 12 (C+) or equivalent
  • Literary Studies 12 (C+) or equivalent 
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) English A1 or A2 (HL or SL) with a minimum grade of 3 (or C+)
  • AP (Advanced Placement) English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition with a minimum grade of 2 (or C+)
  • 3 credits of undergraduate-level English course (C-) from a recognized post-secondary institution where English in the primary language of instruction
  • A baccalaureate degree, or two-year diploma, or 60 undergraduate-level credits, at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction (2.0 cumulative GPA)
  • Both KPU ESLT 0381 (B) and ELST 0383 (B)
  • Both KPU ELST 0381 (B) and KPU placement score higher than ELST 0383 level
  • KPU ENGQ 1091 (C) or ENGQ 1092 (C) or ENGQ 1099 (C)
  • KPU Placement Test into ENGL 1100
  • IELTS Academic score = at least overall 6.5, with 6.0 in each band (within the last two years)
  • TOEFL Internet-based score = at least 88, with no sub score less than 20 (within the last two years)
  • CAEL score = at least 70, with no sub score less than 60 (within the last two years)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score = at least 61 (within the last two years)
  • LPI score = at least level 5, with an essay score of 30 or higher (within the last two years)
  • Duolingo English Test score = at least 110 (within the last two years)*

Note (*): On a temporary basis until in-person testing resumes, Duolingo English Test is accepted as one of the ways to satisfy KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency requirement.

Verify admission requirements directly with KPU. 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. Program-specific requirements are detailed within each program profile for KPU within EducationPlannerBC's Program search Database.

For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for High School graduates), click here.

Out-of-Province

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. Program-specific requirements are detailed within each program profile for KPU within EducationPlannerBC's Program search Database.

For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for High School graduates), click here.

BC Transfer Student

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. Program-specific requirements are detailed within each program profile for KPU within EducationPlannerBC's Program search Database.

For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for Transfer Students), click here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. Program-specific requirements are detailed within each program profile for KPU within EducationPlannerBC's Program search Database.

For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for Transfer Students), click here.

Mature Student

KPU welcomes students of all walks and ages. If you have not graduated from high school, have taken fewer than 24 post-secondary credits, and are 19 years of age or older, you can be admitted as a mature student as long as you meet all other academic admission requirements for your intended program at KPU. For more information on mature student admission category.

International Student

Kwantlen Polytechnic University accepts applications from international students who meet the English Proficiency Requirement. All international undergraduate applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission.

Details on admission process for International Students can be found here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

There are 5 categories that offer students special consideration for admission:

  • Aboriginal
  • Visiting
  • Exchange
  • Concurrent
  • General Interest

To learn more about these categories, please visit Applicant Categories page. 

 

How to Apply

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.