Instructors and teachers of persons with disabilities teach children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities.
To work as an instructor or teacher of persons with disabilities, you usually need a bachelor's degree in special education or a related field such as psychology or social work. In some instances, a community college diploma and appropriate experience may replace a university education.
You must finish an appropriate training program in rehabilitation or special education.
To be a teacher working in public schools, you need a provincial/territorial teaching certificate.
To be an instructor of persons who are blind, you need certification by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 10 has a graduate degree.