Supporting Inclusive Education

For students that are currently enrolled in the General Special Education Concentration, you can view M.Ed. General Concentration requirements here.

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.

NOTE: Electives may be taken from other SPED concentrations to deepen knowledge about educational and other supports for children, adolescents, and/or adults with learning disabilities/dyslexia, developmental disabilities, autism, blindness or visual impairments, problem behaviours/behaviour disorders, high abilities (i.e., giftedness), and who are deaf or hard of hearing. Electives may also be chosen from other program areas within ECPS or from other departments.

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 12 credits from approved electives (300, 400 or 500 level EPSE or related studies, with a minimum of 6 credits at the 500 level).
Graduating Seminar (3 credits)
EPSE 590 (3) Graduating Seminar

Contact the program assistant for application or course registration information.

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