|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Oakville|
|Nominal duration||2 years, includes 3 field placements|
|Tuition fee||CA$18,007 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$15,734), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
If your IELTS/TOEFL score does not meet the minimum English language requirement for direct entry, you may choose to enter the English Language Studies (ESL) program, offered by Sheridan College, which is an intensive, full-time academic program.
Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements
Sheridan field placement agencies may require a police record check for criminal offences, a vulnerable sector check and/or a current acceptable record of immunization. Students will be required to provide this documentation directly to their field placement prior to the start of the placement and at their own expense. Students who cannot meet these requirements may have limited field placement opportunities.
Sheridan’s two-year Educational Support diploma program prepares you to work in a school setting supporting students with special needs.
Outstanding career preparation
This program will equip you with the skills you need to support students with a range of special needs. You’ll use modified curricula and materials, including assistive technology, to accommodate their diverse strengths and developmental needs, and you’ll learn to maintain a safe and professional environment that promotes students’ well being.
Things you’ll do and learn
- Respond to and assist with personal care needs of students in educational settings from kindergarten through high school.
- Work as part of the educational team with specialists and family members.
- Report information related to the learning environment.
- Support inclusion of the student to aid his or her social development and sense of belonging.
In Terms 2, 3 and 4, you’ll be placed in a school where you’ll support students with special needs in the classroom. Sheridan arranges the field placement experience for you. During your placement, you’ll encounter students with a range of exceptionalities including physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, behaviour disorders, visual and hearing impairments, autism and learning disabilities.
You’ll learn from professors with specialized graduate degrees and who are highly experienced in the field of special education. Your classroom activities will include:
- Group seminars and cooperative learning.
- Reflective practice linked to field placement experiences.
- Lectures combined with activity-based learning that incorporates the laptop.
The Educational Support program uses laptop computers for in-class work and home assignments. All course materials are web-supported, with materials available to you 24/7 through your laptop and the Internet. Your learning opportunities will be greatly enhanced by having increased access to the Internet, learning resources and your classmates.
When you complete your Educational Support diploma program, you’ll be ready to seek employment in a public or private school supporting learners with special needs, or in a social-or health-based program with a special education component.