Why Special Education?

This program prepares you to meet a broad range of special educational needs resulting from students’ cognitive, social, and sensory differences.

Why Special Education?

This program prepares you to meet a broad range of special educational needs resulting from students’ cognitive, social, and sensory differences.

Increasingly, part of a teacher’s responsibility is to create and nurture an inclusive classroom environment—one that enables all students, including those with special needs, to reach their potential.

However, many teachers lack the professional preparation to confidently create this type of classroom environment.

This program prepares you to meet a broad range of special educational needs resulting from students’ cognitive, social, and sensory differences— including those resulting from learning disabilities, emotional disorders, behavioural disorders, giftedness, and developmental delay.

Through the MAES-SPED program, you can:

  • Equip yourself to meet the increasingly diverse learning needs of your students
  • Become a leader and expert in special education in your school
  • Gain the qualifications to become a specialist administrator, such as a director of special needs
  • Prepare for a Ph.D. program (should take thesis option)
  • Enhance your professional development to be eligible for salary scale increases

TEACHING AS A CALLING:

Ken Pudlas, Ed.D., Director of TWU's Master of Arts in Educational Studies – Special Education talks about the importance of equipping teachers with tools to help special needs children in the classroom.

Degrees

Master of Arts (MA)
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School of Graduate Studies info session

You're invited to the TWU’s School of Graduate Studies info session and dinner on March 29 at 4:30 p.m. Come learn about our master’s degrees, meet with enrolment advisors, and have dinner on us. After dinner, join us for TWU's Three Minute Thesis competition where you'll see graduate students compete in a friendly but intense contest where they present the complexities of their research in an engaging and
accessible way.

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Finances

Our graduate programs offer a variety of scholarships, grants, awards, and/or assistantships that provide financial assistance for students registered in full-time graduate studies.

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Admission Requirements

Are you ready to advance your professional or academic career with a graduate degree? Find out what you need to join an innovative community committed to making a positive difference in the world for Christ.

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Courses

You can experience the benefits of working closely with professors, which can only be achieved because of our small class sizes, commitment to research, and liberal arts curriculum.

Events

3 Minute Thesis Competition

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Faculty Profiles

Adrienne Castellon, Ed.D.

Educational Leadership (MAEL) Stream Coordinator; Part-time Instructor; Advisor

Matthew Etherington, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education, Director, IIIP

Kenneth Pudlas, Ed.D.

Professor of Education