24 months
6824 CAD/year
4874 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Special Education specialization at the University of Northern British Columbia, prepares students to provide professional services and leadership in Special Education and educational programs offered in schools and other educational institutions.

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Why to study

The Special Education program at the University of Northern British Columbia , includes an integrated core of required courses, elective courses, and thesis, project portfolio, or comprehensive examination routes.

This Special Education specialization is delivered online or by other distance technologies. It requires a minimum of 31 graduate credit hours for completion, with an option to take up to 10 additional elective credit hours. The Special Education specialization requires students to complete five (5) required courses, and a sufficient number of elective courses to meet the minimum 31 credit hour graduation requirement including the portfolio (3 credit hours), comprehensive examination (3 credit hours), project (6 credit hours), or thesis (9 credit hours) routes. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Research Design and Methodology
  • Human Development: Implications for Education
  • Educating Exceptional Students
  • Language and Learning Disabilities
  • Quantitative Research Design and Data Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form for admission to Graduate Programs.
  • Application fee.
  • Three assessment reports (letters of reference) sent directly to UNBC from the referees.
  • Official transcripts (one copy) from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Statement of Academic Interests (letter of intent).
  • Official English Language Test Scores (required for applicants whose first language is NOT English) sent directly to UNBC from the testing agencies.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6824 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3412 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4874 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2437 CAD per semester during 24 months.

PT: Nat  $1,279CAD /semester


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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