Master of Education in Special Education

Master of Education in Special Education

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: Ongoing
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$106
Full-time, Distance & online learning
Intakes: September
International tuition: CA$24,631
Domestic tuition: CA$17,087

Program overview

This Master of Special Education (MEd) is offered as a part-time online Master program or full-time in-person cohort, making it flexible and accessible for practicing teachers to undertake their Master's of Education while working. The VIU Special Education Master’s program is designed as a highly experiential learning environment. Graduate students are able to personalize their learning and build meaningful connections with the school communities they live and work in.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus
Completely online



  • Duolingo English Test
Completion of a Bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade point average of "B" in the final two years. A record of at least two years of successful teaching is preferred. Two current, confidential assessment reports. A letter of intent explaining why the applicant wishes to pursue graduate work in this area. Additionally for international applicants whose undergraduate study was not in English:\ Clear identification of the candidate's proficiency in written and conversational English, demonstrated by either of the following means: Completion of VIU's English Language Certificate Program The Duolingo English Test (only For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) - 110

Career opportunities

Domestic graduates of this program will be well-poised to assume Special Education positions at the school and district level. School districts in British Columbia report great difficulty in recruiting qualified Special Education teachers.

Campus location

Nanaimo , Canada