Special education students

Inclusive Education

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The Certificate Program in Inclusive Education focuses on research-based, inclusive pedagogies with a focus on teaching students with special rights and those students deemed at risk. Both general and special education teachers will gain in-depth instruction on how to successfully co-teach and co-plan to include these students in classrooms as well as in informal educational settings. 

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Learning Outcomes 

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Required Courses

  • EDUTL 5501 - Philosophical, Social, and Practice Issues (3 credits) OR ESSPED 5769 - Delivering Effective Services to Enhance the Inclusion of Students with Special Needs (3 credits)
  • EDUTL/ESSPED 5505 - Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (3 credits)
  • EDUTL 7075 - Disabilities in Education (3 credits)
  • EDUTL 5521 - Co-Teaching and Co-Planning (3 credits)
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Career Paths 

teacher in classroom
Teacher leader in inclusive education
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Minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA; transcripts; valid teaching license or proof you are pursuing graduate/post-bachelor teaching license; letter of support on school letterhead or professional letter of recommendation if not working as a teacher

Deadline to apply

Autumn- August 1
Spring- December 1
Summer- April 15

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Minimum Program Hours

12 credit hours

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