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The Re-Open Saskatchewan plan was released on April 23rd.

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Special Education Teacher Qualification

The Ministry of Education has undertaken a review of the Special Education Teacher Qualification letter. Based on the results, it was determined that the Special Education Teacher Qualification letter issued by the Ministry of Education would be phased out.

As part of this process, beginning January 1, 2020, the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB) will assume responsibility for receiving and assessing Special Education Teacher Qualification applications and issuing Special Education Teacher Qualification letters.

The SPTRB will continue to issue Special Education Teacher Qualification letters until December 2020.

Once the Special Education Teacher Qualification letters have been phased out, other options will be available to teachers to indicate special education qualification:

  • In the case of pre-service teachers who complete a minor in Special Education during their Bachelor of Education, the minor will be indicated on the university transcript.
    • A person with a minor in Special Education will have completed the requisite coursework to be considered a qualified Special Education Teacher.
  • In the case of in-service teachers, these individuals will have the option of completing a 15-credit hour "micro-credential" in Special Education/Inclusive Education. The completion of this micro-credential will be noted on the teacher's university transcript.
    • Teachers who complete the micro-credential will have completed the requisite coursework to be considered a qualified Special Education Teacher.
  • This micro-credential will constitute the first part of a two-part post-degree certificate in Special Education which will be recognized by the SPTRB for an Additional Qualification Certificate.

For further information, please visit the SPTRB website or call 306-352-2230.

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