Diploma in Special Education

Why earn a Diploma in Special Education at UVic?

The Diploma in Special Education features coursework in the advanced intervention of developmental disabilities, behaviour challenges, assistive technologies, inclusive education, and effective consultation skills.  Students may only enter the Diploma following the completion of a Professional Specialization Certificate in Special Education.

  • Work with a multidisciplinary faculty who specialize in child development, assessment of learning needs and differentiating instruction.
  • Experience an innovative curriculum developed in consultation with teachers and school district leaders to meet the needs of both general and special educators.
  • Be part of a program that is focused on your future. Our flexible delivery allows you to choose the designation that best meets your career goals and interests.

Completion of both the Professional Specialization Certificate and Diploma in Special Education from University of Victoria meets TQS requirements for level upgrades.  If the applicant is in TQS category four and holds an acceptable degree, completion of the Certificate and Diploma will qualify for category five.  If the applicant holds category five, completion of the Certificate and Diploma it will qualify for the five plus category.

Learn more about the program and its courses and admission.

Contact , the Program Assistant, (250-721-7875) for fee information and any deadlines.

Designed for working professionals, all courses are offered online on a part-time schedule.

Students may enter the diploma program upon successful completion of the Professional Specialization Certification in Special Education: those 7.5 units are combined with the 7.5 units that comprise the 15-unit diploma program.

Students in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies are expected to adhere to a professional code of conduct for the basis of their relationships with peers, faculty, and for any children/adolescents for whom they may provide services. Students will be subject to the provisions of the ethical guidelines of their respective professions. Students may be required to withdraw from a course or program when ethical, medical, or other reasons interfere with satisfactory practice in their respective professions.