Special Education Assistant Program
This program prepares students to work at the paraprofessional level in the field of education. Special Education Assistants work under the supervision of a classroom or resource teacher to support students with the special needs in the elementary and secondary level education settings. The program builds the knowledge and skills students need to work as part of an education team, supporting the integration and education of students with special needs into a regular school classroom.
The SEA program also includes two 90 hour work-experience practicums that combine the theory learned in the classroom with the practical skills needed to work in the field of Special Education.
Dates and locations
|SEA 115||Understanding Family Dynamics 1||3|
|SEA 121||Child & Adolescent Development 1||3|
|SEA 117||Introduction to Disabilities and Inclusion 2||3|
|SEA 155||Teaching and Learning I 3||3|
|SEA 156||Teaching and Learning II 3||3|
|SEA 112||Interpersonal Communication 1||3|
|SEA 157||Special Education Assistant Practicum I 4||3|
|SEA 153||Supporting Responsible Behaviour 5||3|
|SEA 114||Augmentative Communication 5||3|
|SEA 158||Special Education Asst Practicum II 6||3|
|SEA 107||Understanding Curriculum in the Inclusive Classroom 5||3|
- English 12 or equivalent or successful completion of the CAT 4 English placement test1
- Current immunizations and satisfactory Medical Report
- Reference letter from a supervisor documenting 45 hours of volunteer/work experience
- Two character reference forms from an employer, teacher or human service professional
- Resume of work and/or volunteer experience
- Criminal Record Check (CRR)2
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Where a CRR is required, applicants are advised that the presence of certain crimes on their record would make practicum placement, graduation and subsequent employment impossible.