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Athabasca University

Colleen McClure

Individualized Study Tutor



  • Ph.D. in progress: Educational Psychology, Special Education, University of Alberta
  • M.A. Educational Administration/Special Education, San Diego State University
  • B.Ed. with distinction, University of Alberta
  • B.A. in English and Psychology, University of Alberta


Greetings to all of my students, prospective students, colleagues and mentors and thank you for the privilege of working with you. My name is Colleen McClure and I am an individualized study tutor and have served as an acting academic coordinator in the post-baccalaureate certificate program in inclusive education (Psychology/Educational Psychology 389 and 470).

I bring to this role extensive experience with planning, implementing , supervising and managing educational and behavioural programming for children and adolescents with diverse learning needs as an associate superintendent of schools, acting director, supervisor, senior manager, project manager, acting principal, assistant school administrator, consultant and teacher. I am particularly interested in the implementation of educational and behavioural programs for students with diverse learning strengths and needs and the pedagogical strengths and skills of effective teachers.

Like many viewing this site, I too am a mature student as I am working on completing a PhD. in Educational Psychology, Special Education. I have recently completed advanced educational psychology courses in program evaluation, reading and assessment, special education and mixed methods research. In this same academic year, I was afforded the opportunity to work with the Alberta Clinical and Community-based Evaluation Research team (ACCERT) on a DeafBlind Support Service program evaluation.

I look forward to continued collaborations with Athabasca University students and staff.

Selected Publications

Pei, J., Poth, C., Joly, V., McClure, C., Bachan, N. (2019). Program evaluation report: Deafblind support services program. (pp. 49) Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta.

College of Alberta School Superintendents (2019). Contributing Author, CASS response paper on Time-Out in Alberta Schools.

Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools (2015). Lead Author, Counselling: Administrative procedure 250.

Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools (2014). Lead Author, Inclusive education: Administrative procedure 214.

Government of Alberta (2012). Contributing Author, The inclusive education library.

Government of Alberta (2009). Contributing Author, Bullying prevention fact sheets.

Alberta Education. (2008), Lead Author, Supporting positive behaviour in Alberta schools: A school wide approach.

Alberta Education, Alberta Teachers Association, (2008). Contributing Author, BOATS: Behaviour, observation, assessment, teaching strategies, 1st edition.

Alberta Education (2008). Lead Author, Guidelines for time-out in Alberta schools, 1st edition.

Alberta Education, Special Programs Branch (2006). Lead Author, Essential components of educational programming for students with behaviour disorders.

Alberta Learning (2004). Contributor and Reviewer, Standards for special education amended June 2004.

Updated June 01 2020 by Student & Academic Services

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