Special Education

Program Description

Graduate programs in Special Education provide students with skills in using research, and scholarly and professional literatures which enable them to better meet the academic, psychological and socialization needs of students with special needs. M.Ed. programs, both thesis- based and course-based, are available in Special Education on a part-time or full-time basis. The Ph.D. is offered only in the Area of Special Education, but provides flexibility for the student in terms of course work, and the opportunity to work with a faculty member who specializes in one of the Sub Areas.

These programs complement and build upon undergraduate courses and programs in special education offered through the Faculty of Education. Graduate training prepares students for employment as practitioners, remedial specialists, consultants, academics, and researchers.

General Application Information

How To Apply

Program Deadlines

General Admission Requirements & Criteria

Program Coordinator

Denyse Hayward
dhayward@ualberta.ca
(780) 248-2019

Program Staff

Brown, Heather
Georgiou, George
Hayward, Denyse
McInnes, Alison
McQuarrie, Lynn
Parrila, Rauno

*Please note that when selecting an academic supervisor, you may visit the Faculty page to view all our professors to find a suitable match for your research interests.