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Associate of Arts in Education for International Students

The Associate of Arts in Education is designed to equip students for the growing need of educational assistants (EAs) in Manitoba and Canada. With the increasing number of newcomer students in Canadian grade schools who find themselves in need of language support as well as classroom support, this AA prepares graduates of the program for this important work.

Providence is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) and graduates of our AA program will be eligible (and can apply for) the Post Graduation Work Permit in Canada, which is valid for up to three years.

Program Details

The program is for a two-year Associate of Arts Degree and is divided into two blocks:

“Year One,” comprised of five 8-week “terms” over 10 months, and

“Year Two,” comprised of an additional five “terms” over 10 months, for a total of 20 months for the program.

Students will register for each year separately. Students will complete two courses during each term. Students will have one 8-week vacation period in between the terms.


Program Courses

Term 1 (8 weeks)
• Second Language Acquisition
• Cross-Cultural Communication

Term 2 (8 weeks)
• English Composition
• Intro to Christian Theology

Term 3 (8 weeks)
• Advanced Writing
• Applied Linguistics I

Term 4 (8 weeks)
• History of Canada I
• Principles of Teaching and Learning

Term 5 (8 weeks)
• Reading the Bible
• Applied Linguistics II

Term 6 (8 weeks)
• Child Development
• Speaking in Public

Term 7 (8 weeks)
• Adolescent Development
• History of Canada II

Term 8 (8 weeks)
• Methodology and Materials
• Intro to Old Testament

Term 9 (8 weeks)
• Practicum I
• Intro to New Testament

Term 10 (8 weeks)
• Practicum II
• Intro to Indigenous

Field Education is also a requirement for graduation. It is supervised volunteer experience in church, para-church, and community organizations. 60 hours of volunteer experience is required for the whole program (minimum 6 hours per term).



Secondary School Requirement (for India): One of the following with 60% overall and minimum 60% in each subject:

• CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) or ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) – Higher Secondary Certificate required
• Punjab, Haryana, and Gujarat State Boards – Higher Secondary Certificate required
• All other State Boards – Higher Secondary transcripts required

English Proficiency Requirements:
• Academic IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 overall, with no band below 6.0
• TOEFL iBT with a minimum of 60 overall
• Pearson Test of English (PTE – Academic) of at least 46

On-Shore Students
For on-shore students (students already studying at a Canadian post-secondary institution) who wish to transfer to Providence, the English Proficiency requirement may be waived if the student has completed 24 credit hours, has a grade of C+ or better in an Academic Writing course, and with a AGPA of 2.0 or better. An official transcript from the Canadian post secondary institution must be submitted directly from the institution.


Tuition & Fees

Fees are subject to change without notice
Year 1 = CAD$ 17,010
Year 2 = CAD$ 17,010

Method of Payment
Students, who are accepted into our Providence Downtown AA in Education program, must pay all of their tuition and fees in full by the due dates. The approved method of payment is as follows:

Flywire: This service allows you to make payments using credit/debit card and bank transfer.


How to Apply

CW INTERNATIONAL is our exclusive recruitment partner for the Providence Downtown AA in Education program. Admissions is processed through CW International.

If you have any questions, please contact CW International at AA.Education@prov.ca or call (204)813-6200.