4.15. University Diploma in Inclusive Education
The University Diploma in Inclusive Education is offered in collaboration with the University of Alberta. It is intended primarily for teachers who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in the areas of special needs. The program consists of 24 credits taken from either Athabasca University or the University of Alberta, as both institutes will offer equivalent courses to the learner.
Students interested in enrolling in the program through the University of Alberta should contact the University of Alberta for specific program information. (Note: Students may register in relevant Athabasca University courses for transfer to the University of Alberta. Students enrolled in the diploma program at the University of Alberta will, upon completion of the requirements, receive the credential from the University of Alberta.)
Students interested in enrolling in the program through Athabasca University will follow Athabasca University program requirements as outlined below. (Note: Students may register in relevant University of Alberta courses [or other post-secondary institution courses] for transfer to Athabasca University. Students enrolled in the diploma program at Athabasca University will, upon completion of the requirements, receive the credential from Athabasca University.)
Applicants must have completed a four-year Bachelor of Education degree or its equivalent. Consult the program coordinator for determining equivalency. Learners may enrol either on a full- or part-time basis. It is recommended that the diploma be completed in six years.
Those Athabasca University students who have previously satisfied three to 12 credits of the core courses (within another Athabasca University completed credential) are required to replace those credits with additional credits in consultation with the program coordinator.
Core credits (Athabasca University)
Through Athabasca University
The following courses can all be taken at Athabasca University.
Core course requirements (12 Athabasca University credits)
PSYC 400 Teaching and Managing the Child with Learning Difficulties (6)
EDPY/PSYC 403 Assessment and Instruction for Students with Diverse Needs
EDPY 351 Inclusive Education for Students with Diverse Needs
PSYC 470 Consultation and Collaboration for Students with Special Needs (3)
PSYC 471 Managing Behaviour Problems in the Classroom (3)
Elective courses (Students must choose 12 credits from the following list OR consult the University of Alberta calendar for additional program electives. Credit from other post-secondary institutions may apply.)
PSYC 323 Developmental Psychology (3)
PSYC 340 Introduction to Applied Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 350 Adolescent Development (3)
PSYC 355 Cognitive Psychology (3)
PSYC 356 Introduction to Personality Theories and Issues (3)
PSYC 387 Learning (3)
PSYC 389 Introduction to Learning Disabilities (3)
PSYC 402 Biological Psychology (3)
PSYC 418 Special Projects in Psychology (3)
PSYC 435 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSYC 488 Introduction to the Process of Counselling (3)
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