Ontario College Diploma
School-based placements will help you acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills needed to work effectively as an educational support professional, primarily with children and youth with exceptionalities. When you graduate from this program, you can launch your career as a non-teaching team member who works with teachers and other professionals to help meet student needs.
Note: Please do not send official transcripts by mail or fax. An electronic copy of your transcript can be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your program admission form.
Students are required to complete and submit this form to indicate that the program's admission requirements have been met.
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This form must be submitted and an Admission Acceptance Letter received prior to registering for any courses.
Program Of Study
Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.
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Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at email@example.com or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.
This program contains three field placement courses.
For details, including paperwork submission deadlines and COVID-19 updates, please visit the Field Placement Page, and for specific program-related field placement questions, please review the Educational Support Field Placement FAQs.
Over the course of the three practicums, students will gain experience in various classroom setting as noted below. (Students shall not seek placement in a classroom where they are also parents).
ES Practicum I - elementary school
ES Practicum II - high school
ES Practicum III - specialized classroom with students with exceptionalities (students are permitted to repeat a school site attended for placement level I or II)
"Completion of the Educational Support diploma program through Durham College will be an asset to you when submitting an application for employment with the Durham District School Board for a supply or permanent Educational Support position." Durham District School Board
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be equipped to:
Potential career and industry options may include:
Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052
If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.