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What will I learn?

This program applies psychological theory and research to learning and instruction. You’ll use evidence-based practices and learn how to support specific educational needs. You’ll choose one of our focus areas:

learning, development and instructional sciences
measurement, evaluation and computer applications (not currently accepting students)
special education

This MA degree is thesis-based. We also offer a project-based MEd degree.

Outcomes
Students in the LDIS stream will:

examine, critique, and apply contemporary research in human learning, self-regulation, motivation and development
apply psychological sciences to evidence-based practices across diverse instructional contexts
critically read, interpret, synthesize and evaluate research
communicate scholarly information in ways that are accessible to colleagues, clients and communities
gain in-depth knowledge of scholarly theory and research in a chosen area of focus
develop research competency and experience

Please note:

this program is suitable for achieving advanced TQS standing for previously qualified teachers, but none of our programs lead to BC Teacher Certification
this program does not allow you to become a school psychologist

Students in the Special Education stream will:

meet the advanced training needs of current or prospective special educators on contemporary research and practice within inclusive education
cultivate professional knowledge and skills in assessing, programming and supporting individuals with special needs, and to enhance consultative and administrative skills within special education and related health fields
promote research and guide graduate students in empirically examining important issues in special education and related health fields

Please note:

this program is suitable for achieving advanced TQS standing for previously qualified teachers, but none of our programs lead to BC Teacher Certification
this program does not allow you to become a school psychologist

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education

Study options

Full Time (6 terms)

Tuition fees
CAD$15,840.00 (US$ 11,661) per year
Application deadline

1 February 2023

Start date

6 September 2023

Venue

Faculty of Education

University of Victoria,

3800 Finnerty Road,

VICTORIA,

British Columbia (BC),

V8P 5C2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an institution recognized by Uvic; Equivalent of a minimum “B” average over the last two years of your degree; Any requirements specific to your program of study; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): We require a minimum score of 90 from the internet-based TOEFL (IBT). You must also score at least 20 points each in the listening, speaking, reading and writing sections; IELTS (International English Language Testing System): We require minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS. No individual component can have a score lower than 6.0.

For international students

A bachelor’s degree in (a) psychology, (b) educational psychology or (c) education from an accredited university
A grade point average of 6.0 (B+) in the last two years of academic work

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): We require a minimum score of 90 from the internet-based TOEFL (IBT). You must also score at least 20 points each in the listening, speaking, reading and writing sections.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System): We require minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS. No individual component can have a score lower than 6.0.
MET (Michigan English Test): A score of 64 on the MET will be accepted as proof of English proficiency.

Application deadlines

September – apply by February 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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