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Educational Psychology and Special Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #439 (QS) ,
There are two majors available in this program which provide students the opportunity to specialize in the areas of School and Counselling Psychology; Special Education; and Measurement and Evaluation. The Educational Psychology and Special Education is offered by University of Saskatchewan.


School and Counselling Psychology

This two-year full-time thesis program integrates research and practice, and is unique across Canada in providing training in both school psychology and counselling psychology.  The program prepares future counsellors and psychologists who provide direct (assessment, intervention) and indirect (consultative, collaborative, advocacy) psychological services to children, youth, young adults, their families, school personnel, and the community working as members of interdisciplinary teams in various  academic, research, school, mental health, government, community agency, and private practice settings.

Special Education or Measurement and Evaluation

This research intensive program is designed to prepare practitioners and researchers with specialization in either Special Education or Measurement & Evaluation. Students can enroll in the thesis route  or course-based route. Program graduates in the special education stream are prepared to assume leadership or consultative positions in schools/school divisions, government agencies, businesses or post-secondary institutions. Program graduates in the Measurement & Evaluation stream may obtain employment as data analysts, research scientists, test developers, research consultants, classroom and large-scale assessment specialists, certification and credentialing professionals, and psychometricians at research and testing organizations. Graduates of the program typically pursue careers as consultants, administrators, program designers/evaluators, or undertake further graduate work.

The Educational Psychology and Special Education is offered by University of Saskatchewan.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • Situated Learners Contexts of Learning and Development
  • Self Discipline Developing Responsible Learners
  • Essentials of Assessing Student Learning
  • Exceptional Learners

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a Cumulative Weighted Average of at least 70% (University of Saskatchewan grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e., 60 credit units)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6730 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6730 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4260 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Saskatoon

  • 1279 - 1870 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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