Home > Certificate > Special Education > North Vancouver > Special Education Assistant Certificate - North Vancouver - British Columbia

Special Education Assistant Certificate

Speak without obligation to Capilano University

To contact you must accept the privacy policy

Comments about Special Education Assistant Certificate - At the institution - North Vancouver - British Columbia

  • Objectives
    The Special Education Assistant (SEA) evening/weekend program prepares students to work in inclusive educational settings with children and adolescents, Kindergarten to Grade 12, who have diverse learning needs. SEA students are trained to support children with special needs so that these children can participate fully as members of a community of learners.
  • Academic Title
    Special Education Assistant Certificate
  • Course description
    Required Courses    Course Credits
    Required:    25.25
    • SEA 100    History, Philosophy and Issues in Special Education    1.50
    • SEA 101    Working in Schools    1.50
    • SEA 102    Interpersonal Skills for Special Education Assistants    1.50
    • SEA 103    Supporting Students with Challenging Behaviours    1.50
    • SEA 104    Child Growth and Development for SEAs    1.50
    • SEA 105    Developmental Challenges for SEAs    3.00
    • SEA 106    Technology and Communications Systems for SEAs    2.00
    • SEA 107    Strategies 1: Supporting Students in High Incidence Areas    3.00
    • SEA 108    Strategies 2: Supporting Students in Low Incidence Areas    1.50
    • SEA 109    Practicum for SEAs    6.00
    • SEA 110    Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders    2.25
    Credits    25.25
    Total Program Credits    25.25

    SEA 100    History, Philosophy and Issues in Special Education
    1.50 credits    (5,0,0) hrs    06 wks
    Prerequisite: SEA 102
    The student will gain an understanding of the historical and philosophical issues in the field of special education.

    SEA 101    Working in Schools
    1.50 credits    (5,0,0) hrs    06 wks
    Corequisite: SEA 100
    The student will have gained an understanding of the school system and the SEA role within that setting.

    SEA 102    Interpersonal Skills for Special Education Assistants
    1.50 credits    (3,0,0) hrs    10 wks
    The emphasis of this course is practicing the application of basic communication principles, interpersonal and problem solving skills.

    SEA 103    Supporting Students with Challenging Behaviours
    1.50 credits    (3.6,0,0) hrs    10 wks
    Students will gain knowledge of various behavior profiles and develop an understanding of how to support children with behavioral difficulties in a school setting.

    SEA 104    Child Growth and Development for SEAs
    1.50 credits    (3,0,0) hrs    10 wks
    The student will gain knowledge of changes in child development from birth to adolescent; exploring social, emotional, physical, language, expressive and cognitive stages. The SEA student will be able to relate this knowledge to professional situations in the regular classroom or special education field by developing observation and recording methods used to support critical documentation in school-based team meetings, Integrated case management Plans (ICMP) and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) regarding the growth and development of children with special needs in any of the various stages.

    SEA 105    Developmental Challenges for SEAs
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    The student will explore philosophical and current issues emphasized in inclusive education through definition, etiology, prevalence and implications for learning in the various areas of exceptionality. The student will also gain an understanding of the challenges to child growth and development in the various areas of exceptionality. A practical skills introduction is included.

    SEA 106    Technology and Communications Systems for SEAs
    2.00 credits    (3,0,0) hrs    13 wks
    Prerequisite: SEA 110
    SEA students will become familiar with a wide range of low and high technology adaptations for students with disabilities. Common computer hardware and software that are used in school will be explored. Students will learn how the school system and related agencies assess the needs of students with special needs and provide appropriate adaptations. Also covered will be the relationship between teachers, related professionals, and the special education assistants in term of educational planning and implementation of plans regarding technology. Ten hours of basic signing is also included.
    Note: Familiarity with and demonstrated knowledge of basic computer skills/word processing on both MAC and PC.

    SEA 107    Strategies 1: Supporting Students in High Incidence Areas
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: SEA 103 and 104
    The student will gain knowledge of and experience with a range of instructional strategies suitable for inclusion of high incidence students in mainstream settings.

    SEA 108    Strategies 2: Supporting Students in Low Incidence Areas
    1.50 credits    (3,0,0) hrs    10 wks
    Prerequisite: SEA 107
    The student will gain knowledge of and experience with a range of instructional strategies suitable for inclusion of low incidence students in mainstream settings.

    SEA 109    Practicum for SEAs
    6.00 credits    (0,0,8) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: SEA 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108 and 110
    The Student will gain the practical experience necessary to work effectively in the classroom assisting teachers in the support of students with special needs. The student will have an opportunity to work at a level comparable to that of employable special education assistants.
    Note: Current TB test, Criminal Record check and first aid/CPR certificate must be on college file.

    SEA 110    Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    2.25 credits    (3,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Corequisite: SEA 107
    Students will gain knowledge of best practices in autism and develop an understanding of how to support students with autism spectrum disorders in a wide range of school environments.

Other programs related to Special Education

This site uses cookies. If you continue navigating, the use of cookies is deemed to be accepted. See more  |   X