There are many ways to accommodate the needs of students with disabilities but, as an educator, you may feel ill-prepared. The Ma in Inclusive Education program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges that come with teaching students with disabilities.
This online program is designed for teachers who want to help students who have learning or behavioral problems thrive in an inclusive classroom setting. You’ll learn how to create an inclusive environment and integrate students with disabilities into your lessons, while meeting their unique needs.
A master’s degree in Inclusive Education will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work as an educator in a variety of settings, including classrooms and non-classroom settings. In this program, you’ll learn how to design and implement instructional practices that are tailored to the needs of students with varying abilities, challenges, and backgrounds.
This program is designed for educators who have a desire to work with students that have special needs or disabilities. This program provides an innovative and comprehensive experience for educators who are looking for a career in the education field.
The Ma in Inclusive Education provides comprehensive preparation to those interested in addressing the needs of students with disabilities in a variety of settings, including K-12 schools, community colleges, and an increasing number of four-year institutions as well. Specifically, the degree prepares professionals to work with individuals who have learning differences, such as dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; developmental and intellectual disabilities; physical challenges; and social and emotional concerns.
Built around two core courses – Introduction to Special Education (SPED 6001) and Educating Students With Disabilities (SPED 6002) – this 30-credit master’s program is designed to provide a strong foundation for work in the field. In addition to these two required courses, you will choose from a range of electives that align with your professional interests.
You can complete the degree at your own pace. The majority of our students take two courses each semester, which means you could finish the entire program in just over a year. However, we understand that many professionals are working full time while they are enrolled. For this reason, we allow you to take up to five years to complete the program if necessary.
The Master’s of Arts in Inclusive Education is for compassionate educators who want to close the opportunity gap for students with diverse learning needs. Learn to support each student’s unique needs, abilities, and interests, and ensure that all children have access to world-class education.
Through courses focused on the historical and current contexts of educational inequality and its impact on learners, you’ll have the opportunity to analyze how equity gaps are created, sustained, and resisted in school systems. Through our rigorous research curriculum, you’ll build skills that will allow you to evaluate how educational policies and programs contribute to inequity or promote equality.
This program is delivered online through a combination of synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous (on-demand) classes. We understand that not every student learns at the same pace or has time for a full semester schedule, so we offer multiple start dates per year with rolling admissions.
The Master of Arts (MA) in Inclusive Education is a graduate degree program that prepares teachers to meet the diverse needs of students. It is designed for full-time classroom teachers and other school personnel who want to advance their understanding and knowledge of how to meet the needs of all learners.
In the MA in Inclusive Education program, you will take courses that focus on special education theory, practice, and research; applied behavior analysis; assessment; educational technology; public policy; curriculum development; and leadership. Courses are designed to build your skills as a reflective practitioner, researcher, and leader. You will also complete a capstone experience that demonstrates your mastery of course content through a project or internship.
You do not have to have a background in special education or a professional license to apply for this program. However, you must have completed an undergraduate program with at least 30 semester hours in an academic discipline (such as history, math, science, etc.). Applicants should also have at least one year of teaching or related work experience in education with children ages 4-21. All applicants must submit transcripts from all colleges attended and two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s potential for graduate study.