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University of Calgary Calendar 2009-2010 Faculty of Education 6. Applied Psychology 6.1 Professional Diploma in Applied Psychology: Inclusive and Special Education (Distributed Learning)
6.1 Professional Diploma in Applied Psychology: Inclusive and Special Education (Distributed Learning)

The Professional Diploma in Applied Psychology is designed for certificated teachers who want to develop knowledge and skills in inclusive and special education. Student outcomes for the programme are defined according to the professional standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) http://www.cec.sped.org . This program is offered through a flexible online mode of delivery utilizing the latest computer-mediated communication. This program is currently under review. Please check the website http://education.ucalgary.ca/ for the most current information.

Admission Requirements

An approved degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 over the most recent course work to a maximum of five full-course equivalents (University of Calgary courses and/or courses taken at another institution).

Application Procedures

Information on programs and application procedures can be viewed at the Division of Applied Psychology website http://www.education.ucalgary.ca/apsy

Dates for final acceptance of applications prior to each term are presented on the website and available from the Online Administrator. Applicants must complete the application pack (available online) and submit this with supporting documents to the Online Administrator, Division of Applied Psychology prior to the stated deadline. Admission into the program is subject to final approval by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

General Program Requirements

The following guidelines are to be followed by students in the professional diploma program:

  1. A student must complete four full-course equivalents (eight one-term courses) to satisfy Division program requirements.
  2. A cumulative grade point average of 3.00 is required. A course grade below "C" will not be applied to a diploma program.
  3. The program must be completed within six calendar years.
  4. Relevant courses taken as an Open Studies student prior to admission may be credited towards the Professional Diploma. The date of the first course credited toward the Diploma will indicate the commencement of the six year time limit.

Course Requirements

Students who want to complete the Professional Diploma in Applied Psychology in Inclusive and Special Education are required to take the following courses:

General Notes:

1. A Bachelor of Education degree is not a requirement for admission to the Professional Diploma program. However, a student must hold a Bachelor's degree which provides adequate background to engage in further studies in the selected area.

2. Completion of the Professional Diploma does not fulfil the requirements for a teaching certificate.

3. Courses applied towards any other completed degree will not be credited towards Diploma course work.

4. Courses taken as part of a completed Diploma cannot be used for credit toward the BEd degree.

5. Courses taken without program approval may not be credited. Division permission is required for all courses and students should ask the Coordinator of the Professional Diploma about such requirements.

6. No more than one full-course equivalent may be taken from outside of the Division.

7. Students who have completed all course work and are simply applying to the Faculty to graduate should fill out an Application for Degree at the same time as the application to the University.

8. Registration as an Open Studies Student does not constitute admission to the Diploma program.

9. Students may take up to two full course equivalents at the 600 level with approval of the program coordinator.

10. Applied Psychology 571 Psychology and Education of Gifted and Talented Individuals May be taken in place of 523 or 533 with approval of the Program Coordinator.