Special Education Training as Part of Teacher Certification
That BCCPAC urge the Ministry of Universities, Innovation and Corporate Initiatives Division, and the British Columbia College of Teachers, to require wide-ranging teacher training in special education needs. All teaching positions should require comprehensive training in special education to qualify for graduation and to receive certification. Continued professional development in special education should be a mandatory requirement to maintain certification. This would ensure classroom teachers are equipped with current up-to-date information and strategies in order to support the diverse learning needs of the students and to help identify students that should be referred to specialists for further service and/or assessment.