Supporting Inclusive Education

This concentration will support educators and educational leaders who seek to advance their knowledge and expertise related to creating inclusive classrooms and schools. Using an inquiry-based approach, the program will bring together classroom teachers and special educators to consider how they can work collaboratively to support the diverse learning needs of students in inclusive settings. It will also prepare educators, administrators, policy-makers and/or other related professionals who wish to serve as leaders in designing and supporting inclusive practices in classrooms, schools, and larger educational systems.

View the standard program prerequisites and additional information.

Normally applicants are expected to have attained teacher certification as a requirement for entry into this concentration. However, the requirement of teacher certification may be waived where the applicant has met the University and program requirements for admission and has adequate professional experience related to the field of Special Education.

Required Courses (15 credits)
EPSE 512 (3) Critical Issues in Special Education
EPSE 565i (3) Conceptual Foundations in Inclusive Education
EPSE 565T (3) Inclusive Programming for Students Requiring Targeted Intervention (Tier ll/lll) Supports
EPSE 509 (3) Leading Inclusive Education
EPSE 565R (3) Fostering Motivation and Self-Regulation
Choose 3 credits of MERM coursework from the following:
EPSE 592 (3) Experimental Designs and Analysis in Educational Research
EPSE 593 (3) Design and Analysis of Research with Small Samples and Single Subjects
EPSE 595 (3) Qualitative Methodologies in Educational Psychology and Special Education
Choose 6 credits of electives from approved electives (300, 400 or 500 level EPSE or related studies)
Thesis Requirement (6 credits)
EPSE 599 (6) Master’s Thesis
NOTE: Students who intend to apply for a PhD program on completion of the MA should include EPSE 528 AND EPSE 596 as electives.

Contact the program assistant for application or course registration information.

For more information about the concentration, contact the SPED Program Coordinator.