Undergraduate Programs
University Diploma in Inclusive Education
Regulations effective September 1, 2007

Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

The University Diploma in Inclusive Education 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 offer equivalent courses. Students are recommended to complete the core course requirements at their home institution. Exceptions must be approved by their Faculty's program coordinator.

Students interested in enrolling in the program through the University of Alberta should contact the Department of Educational Psychology for specific program information.

Students interested in enrolling in the program through Athabasca University will follow Athabasca University's program requirements outlined below. 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.

Athabasca University advisors have developed a Program Plan to assist you. The University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.

Enrolment Requirements

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.

Students with previous credentials in special education should contact the program coordinator before enrolling in this program.

Those Athabasca University students who have previously satisfied three to 12 credits of the core courses (within another completed Athabasca University credential) are required to replace those credits with additional credits in consultation with the program coordinator.

  Diploma Requirements  
  Total credits in the program 24
  Core course requirements (Athabasca University) 12
  Elective credits 12
  Through Athabasca University (residency requirement) 12

Core Courses (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

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.

EDPY 351 Introduction to Exceptional Children (3)
EDPY/PSYC 478 Autism Spectrum Disorder (3)
PSYC 323 Developmental Psychology (3)
PSYC 340 Introduction to Applied Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 350 Adolescent Psychology (3)
PSYC 355 Cognitive Psychology (3)
PSYC 356 Introduction to Personality Theories and Issues (3)
PSYC 387 Learning (3)
PSYC 388 Introduction to Counselling (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 476 Assistive Technology for Students with Special Needs (3)

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