Sprott Shaw College - East Vancouver Campus

Special Education Teaching Assistant

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Program Information

School:Sprott Shaw College - East Vancouver Campus
Faculty:Health & Community Support
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Teacher Assistant/Aide
Description:Teaching Assistants support all students in classroom environments and perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. They work with teachers to support students with special needs, and this support may include behaviour management, curriculum implementation, social skills development, personal care and physical assistance.

The teaching assistant works under the direction of classroom teachers or resource teachers and gives special attention to students with physical, learning or emotional needs by implementing individualized or group instruction in communication skills, life skills, behavioural management techniques and adaptive physical education. They assist in modification of curriculum, assignments and tests to accommodate students with special needs. Teacher Assistants may attend to and provide personal assistance to students in toileting, positioning, mobility, feeding, grooming and dressing, as well as assist in transferring students to and from wheelchairs, desks, special equipment and work areas.
URL:Special Education Teaching Assistant at Sprott Shaw College - East Vancouver Campus
Length:43 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $11,975

This cost estimate does not include books, supplies and other applicable costs. There is also a non-refundable registration fee of $250 for Domestic Students and $350 for International Students.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants are required to have Grade 12/GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be "true certified copies" or originals).

    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and entrance assessments (with a minimum composite score of 42). Applicants must also have excellent communication skills (composition), sign a criminal/medical waiver, obtain a satisfactory certificate of health from a physician, submit a criminal record check (must be Public Safety & Solicitor General Schedule B), and provide evidence of clear TB testing prior to acceptance. (All must be done no more than three months before the start date of the program).

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on August 20, 2016

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