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Athabasca University

Diploma in Inclusive Education

Intended primarily for teachers, our Diploma in Inclusive Education is offered in collaboration with the University of Alberta. The program enhances teachers' knowledge and skills in the areas of special needs.

To be eligible to enrol in this program, you must have completed a four-year Bachelor of Education degree or its equivalent. You will complete 24 credits taken from either Athabasca University or the University of Alberta, as both institutions offer equivalent courses. Once enrolled, it is recommended that you complete your core courses at the home institution.

Please refer to the AU calendar for more information on obtaining a Diploma in Inclusive Education.

Future Opportunities

For certified teachers with a Bachelor of Education, a Diploma in Inclusive Education can lead to employment opportunities, including:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Resource Room or Learning Assistant Teacher
  • Resource Facilitator
  • Special Education Consultant

For teaching assistants or students who are not certified teachers, this program can lead to employment as a Special Needs Assistant (with teacher-assistant training).

Students can also pursue further education options at Athabasca University or other educational institutions in various areas of study. Please contact AU's Counselling Services for more information.

Updated May 01 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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