Indigenous Special Needs Educator

Credential: Diploma  Ι  Credits: 35.0  Ι  Offered: September to April


Program Description

In this 8-month Diploma program, learners prepare for a rewarding career to work with children who have extra support needs. The 200-level courses are completed over two academic terms covering theory and practice in advanced child growth and development, Indigenous health care, and augmentative communication. After completing this program, graduates can work in a childcare centre as a Special Needs Educator.

You can apply to the Early Childhood Registry to become a Certified Special Needs Educator after completing the program.

Both the Indigenous Infant and Toddler and Indigenous Special Needs Diploma programs can be taken at the same time for a cost and time savings.

Career Path

Our graduates find jobs with different employers including childcare centres, non-profit agencies, and First Nation communities. Positions may include:

  • Special Needs Support Worker
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Outreach Support Worker
  • Childcare Worker

 

Combined Diploma Option

Both the Indigenous Infant and Toddler Educator and Indigenous Special Needs Educator Diploma programs can be taken at the same time for a cost and time savings (10 months total).

University Transfer

The credits earned in the Indigenous Infant and Toddler Diploma program is transferrable to Capilano University or NITEP at the University of British Columbia.

Program Summary

Length:

8 months

Offered:

September to April

Credits:

 35

Credential:

Diploma

Format:

Full-time

Schedule:

9:00am to 3:30pm

Practicum:

220 hours

Transferability:

·    Caplino University
·    NITEP at UBC

 

Admission Requirements

 

How to Apply

Prerequisites
  • Graduated from the Early Childhood Educator Certificate Program
  • Two Reference Letters
  • Doctor's Note of Good Health
  • Ability to pass CRC
  • TB Test Results (Negative)
 

In-Person: 235 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver BC. (We are located just off Main Street)

By Fax: Fax your application to our admissions office at (604) 873-1440

Online: Complete and submit your Online Application

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Course Schedule

Core Courses

Course Code

Course Name 

Credits

ECE 269

Supervision and Management in Indigenous Infant and Toddler Programs

3

ECE 282

Advanced Child Growth and Development

3

ECE 227

Working with Families

3

ECE 280

Indigenous Health Care and Safety in Infant and Toddler Programs and in Supported Childcare

3

ECE 225

Field Observations I

3

ECE 226

Field Observations II

3


Specialty Courses

ECE 284

Indigenous Practices with Infants and Toddlers

4

ECE 295

Indigenous Early Childhood Education for Infants and Toddlers (practicum)

4

*Please Note:  Students can sign up for the Indigenous Special Needs Educator Diploma Program separately, or in combination with the Indigenous Infant and Toddler Educator  Diploma.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition:

$2,775.00

Fees:

$150.00

Books:

$1,364.01

UPass:

$380.00

Total Cost:

$4,669.01

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

For more information, contact:

Admissions Department
(604) 873-3772 Ext. 328
admissions@necvancouver.org