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Special Education Educator Qualification

School divisions or individuals can apply to the Ministry of Education for a Special Education Teacher designation.

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1. Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for Special Education Teacher Qualification if you hold a Professional 'A' Teaching Certificate, as well as:

  • A post graduate Additional Qualifications Certificate (AQC) in special education, from the Ministry of Education; or
  • A Master of Education Degree in Special Education; or
  • Required areas of study credits to meet the criteria to qualify, these include:
    • Area 1: Speech and Language- 3 credits
    • Area 2: Individual Assessment- 3 credits
    • Area 3: Programming for Students with Exceptional Needs- 3 credits
    • Area 4: Related Approved Special Education Courses- 9 credits

The Teacher Credentials Course Verification Catalogue outlines the required areas of study in order to meet the criteria. It includes all special education classes which have been received, adjudicated and approved or not approved. Classes from national and international educational institutions are included.

Download the Teacher Credentials Course Verification Catalogue

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2. Guidance

You need a Special Education Teacher credential if:

  • You are a Student Support Services teacher; or
  • A professional support staff member responsible for:
    • Individual assessments
    • Program planning
    • Program delivery
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3. How to Apply

1. Gather the following information:

  • Official transcripts 
  • Professional 'A' Teaching Certificate

2. Send additional information if it applies to you:

  • Additional Qualifications Certificate in special education 
  • Master of Education degree in special education

3. Download and fill out the Special Education Teacher Qualification Application Form

4. Submit the completed application, transcripts, and certificates to:

Shelley Adams
Superintendent, Sector Support
Ministry of Education
3rd Floor – 2220 College Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 4V9

School administrators can also apply on behalf of their staff members.

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4. Apply

Please be sure to submit all accompanying documentation with your application.

Download the Special Education Teacher Qualification Application

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5. Further Information

When a teacher doesn't meet the standard of training, school administrators will help the teacher to meet the requirements for qualification.

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