Education Assistant

Education Assistant

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.

You can complete more than half of the courses in this program for dual credit in high school!

What will you learn in the Education Assistant program?

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

Attending classes at Lane

Lane’s main campus is tucked into the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, providing a stunning landscape for your education. With incredible resources on campus like advising, tutoring services, the library, First Year Experience and so many more, you have the opportunity to make the most out of your degree. Lane also offers student housing at Titan Court in downtown Eugene, next to our Mary Spilde Center. Ready to learn more? Schedule a campus tour to explore our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.