Regulations effective September 1, 2020.
* This program was previously called the University Diploma in Inclusive Education. It was changed by Alberta Advanced Education, effective July 1, 2019.
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: 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 following Athabasca University’s program requirements outlined below.
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 certificate be completed in six years.
Students with previous credentials in special education should contact the program coordinator before enrolling in this program.
Those AU students who have previously satisfied three to 12 credits of the core courses (within another completed AU credential) are required to replace those credits with additional credits in consultation with the program coordinator.
Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
|Total credits in the program||24|
|Core course requirements||12|
|Residency Requirements: A minimum of 12 credits must be obtained through AU.||12|
|Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits||none permitted|
|EDPY 351||Inclusive Education for Students with Diverse Needs||(3)|
|EDPY/PSYC 470||Consultation and Collaboration for Students with Special Needs||(3)|
|EDPY/PSYC 471||Supporting Children and Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges||(3)|
Choose 12 credits from the following list. Credit from other post-secondary institutions may be applied.
|EDPY/PSYC 389||Learning Disabilities: Issues and Interventions||(3)|
|EDPY/PSYC 469||Principles of Psychological Assessment||(3)|
|EDPY/PSYC 476||Technology for Students with Diverse Learning Needs||(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 388||Introduction to Counselling||(3)|
|PSYC 402||Biological Psychology||(3)|
|PSYC 418||Special Projects in Psychology||(3)|
|PSYC 435||Abnormal Psychology||(3)|
|PSYC 576||Assistive Technology for Students with Special Needs*||(3)|
|PSYC 589||Learning Disabilities: Issues and Interventions*||(3)|
* Students receiving credit for EDPY/PSYC 389 will not receive credit for PSYC 589. Students receiving credit for EDPY/PSYC 476 will not receive credit for PSYC 576. PSYC 576 and PSYC 589 are graduate level courses. Students registering in these courses must contact the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students completing PSYC 576 and/or PSYC 589 in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Inclusive Education may not apply these courses to the MAIS program.
Information effective Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021.
Updated April 12 2021 by laurab