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 problems, assistive technologies, inclusive education, and effective consultation skills. Read more about the program and courses. 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.
- Learn to complete special education assessments and evaluations that meet the competency requirements for Level B assessment outlined by the Ministry of Education.
- 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. Upon completion of the Diploma, you have the option of transferring 3 credits to a graduate program in Special Education (Educational Psychology).
Designed for working professionals, all courses are offered online. 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.
Ethical & professional standards
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.