- Grade 12 / GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be “true certified copies” or originals)
- Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and may be required to do an entrance assessment (with a minimum composite score of 42)
Note: English level assessment will be required for international students (with a minimum score of 20/40 in language).
Applicants for this program 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).
Note: Grade 12 may be required for some employment opportunities.
- 70% average upon successful completion of all courses. CPR, First Aid, Crisis Prevention (CPI Certified) and FoodSafe will be completed during the program.
Where are our graduates working?
Sprott Shaw College graduates are working across the province. We have had students working in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Mission, Chilliwack School Districts and more. Many are hired right from practicum (included in the program) because the need is so great. If for any reason you need assistance finding employment after graduation, we offer Employment Services for life at each of our 16 campuses.
A career in BC’s public education sector offers an incredible amount of opportunity for growth and advancement. Whether you are interested in classroom, business, health or support positions, you can find your future and make it your own. Learn more about the breadth of positions in the education sector and what you need to start making a future in BC’s classrooms. Click here to view the Make a Future job board.
* Special Education Teaching Assistant Program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
Students can expect to complete one to three hours of homework per day.