Bachelor of special education

Program Information

The Bachelor of Special Education Degree program is designed to prepare teachers of Grades Kindergarten -12 who specialize in accommodating learner diversity and exceptionalities. The program is intended for candidates who have already completed an appropriate bachelor’s degree. 

Program FormatCompletion
36 credit hours Full-Time or Part-Time

Application Deadline

The Bachelor of Special Education Degree Program commences in the fall semester and the application submission deadline is January 15th. Please refer to application submission deadlines.

Admission/Application Information and Requirements

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Bachelor of Special Education Degree Program
Faculty of Education Regulations
Program Admission Requirements

Required Supporting Documents

The following documents are required as part of the application process (submission instructions are provided to the applicant during the I Want to Apply application process):

  • References. To be completed individuals who can verify your suitability to work with exceptional children.
    • Two (2) required

NOTE: Referees' names and email addresses will be requested and collected electronically by the Office of the Registrar during the online application process. Referees will be contacted by the Office of the Registrar shortly after submission of your online application for admission.

NOTE: The above form or letter is to be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar.

  • Official Transcripts. Official transcripts from institutions other than Memorial University are to be submitted at the time of application, indicating courses in progress and courses completed. Official transcripts are to be sent directly from the awarding Institution to The Office of the Registrar, Memorial University. Your official transcript(s) indicating the award of your Bachelor’s Degree(s) and/or Winter Semester grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar no later than June 15th.

Application Assessment

In assessing applications, consideration will be given to students’ overall academic performance, personal statement submissions and recommendations from references. 

NOTE: Consideration will be given to the courses for which students are registered at the time of application. Applicants who will have completed all requirements for admission by the end of the spring semester of the year that admission is being sought will be considered as time and resources permit.

Program Requirements

Please visit the link provided in the table below to learn more about the Bachelor of Special Education Degree program requirements.

Bachelor of Special Education Degree Program
Program Requirements

Program Cost

Please refer to Undergraduate Programs and Admission (Money Matters) for general information and to Financial and Administrative Services (Tuition Fees and Charges) for more detailed cost information.


Students are required to apply online to have information formally assessed. Please note the applicable application submission deadline