Mar 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Assistant, Certificate of Completion

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Length: Three terms, 28 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $4,440

  • Books/Course Materials - $500
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees  $3,940

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Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to allow students beginning their coursework toward an Education degree to quickly become employed as an instructional aide in regional schools to allow them to earn income while enrolled in lower division community college courses. The certificate is designed to provide an introductory level of competitive skills needed to assist teachers in a multicultural and accessible
classroom. The introduction to a multicultural and inclusive curricula will enhance the Educational Assistants’ ability to work with primary and secondary students of diverse backgrounds and needs.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Collaborate with the classroom instructor to create and adapt activities and lessons for individuals and small groups in a multilingual, special needs, diverse and inclusive classroom
  • Apply social/emotional theories of healthy child development in order to sustain an emotionally safe classroom environment
  • Differentiate the physical, cognitive and social/emotional developmental stages of middle childhood and adolescence
  • Exhibit proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics
  • Demonstrate awareness of classroom communities consisting of culturally sustaining and broadly diverse backgrounds
  • Define and explain the historical context and function of laws governing the education of students with diverse backgrounds and special needs

Program Requirements

General Education

General Education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Writing (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Math (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Communication (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.


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