Courses in this program are offered fully online. Courses are held in both an asynchronous environment (D2L) and a synchronous (real-time) environment (Zoom) which allows instructors to virtually meet and talk with students and experience a live exchange of ideas, hear class presentations and do group work with access to a whiteboard. For additional information regarding online delivery, refer to the eLearn website.
The overall goals of the program are:
- To establish a community of engaged learners who wish to deepen their knowledge of learning disabilities;
- To provide educators with foundational knowledge of assessment, intervention, and complexities of children and youth with learning disabilities;
- To provide educators with skills and information to better serve their complex learners in a variety of educational settings;
- To strengthen the educational community by providing evidence-based strategies for instructional delivery and individualized teaching for children with learning disabilities;
- To develop critical consumers of knowledge and research in the areas of education and psychological literature; and
- To empower educators to use their knowledge of learning disabilities to advocate for evidence-based practices in schools.
This program will be of interest to:
- K-12 educators, including those working in classroom settings, in support roles for teachers, students, and families, and as instructional leaders
- Community-based educators and program providers
A registration package will be sent to new students after they have been admitted. Registration for the summer term will be available in late winter. Fall and Winter registration opens in the spring. Your Graduate Program Administrator will send more information about registration to you.