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Inclusive Education

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a basic understanding of the academic and social needs of students with special rights and those students who are at-risk.
  • Identify and develop basic pedagogies, discipline plans, Individualized Education Plans, and work with educational teams.
  • Examine response-to-intervention, collaborative differentiated instruction, and assessment for diverse learners.
  • Examine the contextual issues and critically analyzes the history of disabilities in society and in educational systems, while examining the implementation and implications of public laws.
  • Contextually analyze critical issues for students with disabilities in classroom.


Prerequisites/Pre-major Requirements: 
Minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA
Minimum Program Hours: 
12 credit hours

Other Requirements

  • Transcripts from all previous institutions you attended.
  • A copy of a valid, standard Ohio teaching license, proof of out-of-state teaching license, or proof that you are currently pursing graduate or post-bachelorette teaching license.
  • Letter of support from supervisor on school letterhead. If you are not currently working as a teacher, please provide one professional letter of recommendation.

Required Courses

  • EDUTL 5501 - Inclusion: 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)