Diploma in Education – Special Education

Diploma in Education – Special Education


There are a number of courses leading to a Diploma in Special Education. The coursework allows for specialization in a variety of areas within the field of Special Education. The openness of coursework permits students to tailor their work to the current needs of school districts or other professional fields. Students are encouraged to check with their school district to ensure they include courses required for Special Education teaching positions in that district.

All 30 credits must be EPSE courses offered at the 300-400 level with one required course, EPSE 312 or 317. If EPSE 312 or 317 has been completed prior to the Diploma, it will be replaced with a different EPSE course. EPSE Substitutions for either course may be approved, if you have previously completed it in another university program. Approval for substitution and transfer credits are made with the Program Coordinator.

For information about courses from other institutions that are pre-approved for transfer credit, see Transferable Equivalencies.  EPSE 421 must be taken in order to obtain your Level B Testing qualification. If you have questions concerning EPSE 421, please contact Dr. Laurie Ford

A 4-year, 120-credit UBC bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Find out more information about how to apply and register.

For the most up-to-date information on this program, including admissions information and program requirements, please visit the UBC Calendar.

Apply via the Teacher Education Office


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This program is offered by the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, & Special Education.