Post-Degree Certificate in Education: Special Education

The University of Saskatchewan Department of Educational Psychology & Special Education, in partnership with the Centre for Continuing & Distance Education, offers a Post-Degree Certificate in Education: Special Education. The course content was developed based on the International Council for Exceptional Children’s Standards for Entry into the profession. Designing a curriculum that addresses these standards requires an array of courses to fully prepare the special needs professional to meet the demands of this challenging and growing area of specialization. This certificate is comprised of 30 credit units of special education classes, completion of which allows you to become qualified to teach special education based on Saskatchewan Learning requirements. Approved by Saskatchewan Learning as an Additional Qualification Certificate, this certificate enables teachers to upgrade their classification.

Applicants to the program will require a Bachelor of Education Degree and valid Professional A Teaching Certificate. In addition, applicants will be required to have at least one year of successful classroom teaching experience or the equivalent in education related settings. Entrants will be expected to have completed at least six credit units of undergraduate courses in Special Education.