EDAS 154 - Education Assistant Professional

This is a summative course which focuses on professionalism and on-going professional development. Attention is given to topics such as the elements of exemplary practice, ethical practice, confidentiality and professional development. As students work through the course, they will create a portfolio that showcases their learning throughout the program. Students will also develop a professional development plan to help guide their personal learning after they graduate from the program.


Credits:  3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks:  15


EDAS 153 Block Practicum
EDAS 146 Understanding Learning Challenges

EDAS 148 Exploring Diversity


Non-Course Prerequisites: 





Course Content:
- Professionalism
- Exemplary practice
- Lifelong learning
- Ethical standards and principles
- Decision making models
- Role of education assistant
- Professional responsibilities
- Legal responsibilities
- Exemplary practice
- Code of ethics
- Values and beliefs
- Ethical practice
- Critical thinking frameworks
- Confidentiality
- Personal philosophy
- Importance of professional development
- Professional portfolio

- Self-assessment


Learning Outcomes:
Overarching Learning Outcome:
The intention of this course is to prepare students to work as professionals within the education field. A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
- Use his/her personal understanding of exemplary practice to work effectively in a school setting
- Apply his/her understanding of lifelong learning to personal professional development
Specific Learning Outcomes:
A student who successfully completes this course will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

- Engage in exemplary practice
- Follow professional obligations and commitments as outlined by a pertinent professional code of ethics
- Create and maintain a professional portfolio
- Assess personal needs in relation to responsibilities
- Create and maintain a professional development plan
- Identify and participate in available learning opportunities
- Apply learning and development to practice


- Self assess
- Identify own learning
- Set goals
- Think critically
- Think creatively
- Make ethical decisions


Grading System:  Letters


Passing Grade:  C (60%)


Percentage of Individual Work:  90


Percentage of Group Work:  10


Text Books:

Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.