Certificate in Inclusive Education

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Are you: A teacher or future teacher? A parent volunteering in your child's school?


The Certificate in Inclusive Education (30 credits) (formerly Certificate in Special Education) is a hands-on program, geared for those who face the complexities of educating or raising students and children with special needs on a daily basis. The Certificate covers such diverse topics as behavioural issues, giftedness, learning difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The program is administered by the McGill School of Continuing Studies.

Primary audience

This program is geared towards:

  • Educational professionals
  • Those who wish to enter the field of education and have some experience in an educational institution
  • Concerned parents who may have children with special needs and are involved with their respective schools, even if only as a volunteer


For those who are not certified teachers, typically graduates of the Certificate in Inclusive Education Program apply for jobs in daycares, as teacher aides, and as Resource Room workers.



View detailed admissions requirements in the McGill Calendar Certificate in Inclusive Education page.



Visit the Apply/Register section of the McGill School of Continuing Studies website for application information and application deadlines.


Progression of Required Courses

Students are required to follow the course sequences as outlined in the timetables provided below.



View a fuMcGill Course Calendarll list of required and complementary courses in the McGill Course Calendar:

Not all courses are offered each semester or year. For current course offerings, visit the Minerva Dynamic Schedule - Class Schedule Search. Select a study term, then search by "EDPI" in the Subject field.

Course registration questions? Visit our Registration page.

Please click on the button below to view all possible course options available to complete the Certificate being offered in Fall 2017 and Winter 2018.


Tuition & fees

McGill Continuing Studies tuition and fees vary for Quebec residents, non-Quebec Canadian students, and International students. Visit the McGill Continuing Studies Fees page for links to current tuition and fee information.

Information about application fees, fines, and other charges can be found on the Students Accounts website.


Time Limits

30-credit programs taken on a part-time basis must normally be completed within five years of admission to the program. Programs taken on a full-time basis must normally be completed within 28 months of admission to the program.


Advanced Standing and Transfer Credits

Advanced Standing and Transfer credits may be granted to students who provide evidence of equivalent course(s) completed at McGill University or elsewhere. Students should note that courses taken more than five (5) years ago will not be recognized for advanced standing. Permission must be obtained from the program director concerned. Normally, a maximum of 9 credits is permitted. In order for credits to be accepted a grade of "C" or better must have been obtained.



Questions? Please view our FAQ before contacting our office. If you still have questions after reading the questions and answers, we will be happy to assist.



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