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Program for Inclusive Education Application Dates 2021-2022Thank you for your interest in becoming an Inclusive Educator!


By submitting the application, applicants waive their right to see letters of evaluation.

A completed application package will include the following:

The first round of early acceptance applications are due on December 1, 2020 with acceptance notifications by January 15, 2021. There will be a rolling admission thereafter until all 30 seats are filled.

Final applications are due on April 1. Selected PIE candidates will have until April 25 to accept or decline participation. These dates will be in effect until all 30 seats have been filled. Summer programming begins on May 17, 2021. 

Program for Inclusive Education Notre Dame TuitionTuition and Cost Structure 

The full value of PIE 5 for the 2021-2022 academic year is $11,000. This includes tuition (cost of all academic coursework), double occupancy housing, and food during the 2nd summer experience at the University of Notre Dame. Please note this does not include books or transportation to and from campus. PIE is aware of the financial sacrifice for participation and we want to make programming accessible to as many Catholic educators as possible.

To further this mission, we have been blessed with the ability to award every participant a $2,000 Inclusive Educator Scholarship. This scholarship is in addition to the needs-based financial support included in the application.

Please note that applying for additional needs-based funding does not guarantee additional support; however, PIE will do everything possible to assist with this financial commitment. Beyond the Inclusive Educator and needs-based scholarships, Title funding at the school/diocesan levels can be used for participation.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Dr. Christie Bonfiglio, Ph.D., at 574-631-3430 or

Format and Details

Summer I:  $3350

  • 5 credits of online programming over 2 courses: 

May 17 - June 20 - EDU 70200 Foundations of Inclusive Education (3 cr) 
June 21 - July 23 - EDU 70207 Critical Elements of Inclusive Education (2 cr)

Fall: $2300

  • 4 credits of online programming over 1 course

August  23 - December 17, 2021 - EDU 70207 Literacy Methods and Assessment for Inclusion (4 cr)

Spring: $2300

  • 4 credits of online programming over 1 course

January 10 - May 6, 2022 - EDU 70208 Advanced Methods and Assessment for Inclusion (4 cr) 

Summer II: $2300 - $2000 Scholarship = $300 + Room/Board

  • 5 credits with 1 online course (June - July) and then the On Campus Capstone

June 6 - July 3, 2022 - EDU 70202 Collaboration, Communication & Culture (2 cr)
On campus Capstone: July 13 - July 22, 2022 - EDU 70204 Policy & Practice in Special Education (3 cr)