Nanci Potton

Nanci Potton

Following in the footsteps of her family led to a rewarding career.

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Educational Assistant Diploma Program (Full-time)

  • Next Intakes:
    • May 28, 2018 - November 16, 2018 (includes an eight-week practicum)
    • September 24. 2018 - January 18, 2019 (includes an eight-week practicum)
    • May 27, 2019 - November 15, 2019 (includes an eight-week practicum)
    • September 23, 2019 - January 17, 2020 (includes an eight-week practicum)
  • Typical Schedule: six-months in duration, Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm.
  • Tuition Fees
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Through the Educational Assistant Diploma Program (EADP) at The University of Winnipeg Professional, Applied and Continuing Education, you will gain both the theoretical and practical knowledge you need to become a confident and effective presence in the classroom.  Since its inception in 1987, the Educational Assistant Diploma Program has provided innovative and valuable training for students, as well as for qualified and knowledgeable educational assistants, in our school system. The program focuses on the role of the educational assistant within the learning system. Students have the opportunity to share experiences with other educational assistants and gain a broader view of current practices within the school system. Key topics explored include development, reading, writing, language, mathematics and behaviour.

Full time students are required to submit a current Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) and Child Abuse Registry. Students are advised to apply for these documents approximately two months prior to the start date of the program to ensure they documents meet the requirements to participate in the practicum.

Next Start Dates

May 28, 2018
September 24, 2018
May 27, 2019
September 23, 2019


  • A thorough understanding of the school system
  • Knowledge about current education and school-law issues and how they affect the educational assistant’s role
  • A practical understanding of exceptional children and how to help them
  • Knowledge about language development, human development and how students learn


  • Studying strategies
  • Ability to incorporate individual learning styles into the classroom
  • Learning disability remediation
  • Ability to work with exceptional students
  • Math, reading and writing remediation
  • Competence observing and recording student behaviour
  • Ability to work with violent or aggressive students
  • Behaviour management techniques

Career Opportunities for Graduates

Articulation for Credit

Graduates of the Educational Assistant Diploma Program may be eligible for a maximum of 12 credit hours in the Faculty of Education at The University of Winnipeg.

Additional Comments

This program does not accept International Students, as the length is not sufficent to permit a study visa.


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