The Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education is committed to preparing teachers-in-training to meet the challenges they will face in the school setting. Our course offerings provide Education students with skills in the areas of classroom and behavior management, interpersonal communications, evaluation of their students' academic performance, guidance and counseling, and provide insight into development and learning to assist teachers in their professional responsibilities. The Department offers an M.Ed. in School and Counseling Psychology (Thesis) as well as Education and Special Education (Thesis and Course Based). The Education and Special Education M.Ed. is further divided into specializations in Applied Measurement & Evaluation or Special Education. More information on our Master's offerings can be found here. In 2015, an associated unit, Counselling Assessment Intervention & Research Services (CAIRS) was developed, providing psycho-educational assessment in the areas of learning disabilities, attentional challenges, behaviourable disorders, intellectual challenges as well as giftedness.