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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Educational Support

Help students with special needs achieve academic and social success.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U).

or

Mature student status. (See Admissions section of the website for details.)

Note: The Educational Assistant student must have the energy and stamina to respond to the physical demands associated with the role of the assistant.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses.)

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements

Sheridan field placement agencies may require a police record check for criminal offences, a vulnerable sector check and/or a current acceptable record of immunization. Students will be required to provide this documentation directly to their field placement prior to the start of the placement and at their own expense. Students who cannot meet these requirements may have limited field placement opportunities.

Please refer to the immunization information on Sheridan's website, or come in to one of the campus health centres.