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Course Descriptions

EDU 70200: Foundation of Inclusive Education (3 cr.)

An introduction to inclusive education with a focus on understanding learner attributes including academic, behavioral, social/emotional and health issues is provided. Historical, philosophical, and ethical perspectives serve as a foundation for understanding learning strengths and challenges. Evidence-based frameworks and practices that seek to address complex learning needs promoting inclusive practice are emphasized. (Summer I-Online)

EDU 70207: Differentiation for Inclusive Settings (3 cr.)

A multi-tiered system of support serves as the foundation for inclusive education with a focus on Tier I practice across the content areas. Emphasis on planning and delivery of differentiated, multisensory instruction that maximizes the learning of all students is examined. Special attention is given to essential elements of critical literacy pedagogy. Evidence-based practices for academics and behavior are addressed to meet the diverse needs of struggling learners. (Summer I-Online)

EDU 70208: Methods for Meaningful Inclusion (3 cr.)

The essential elements of designing a meaningful inclusive educational experience are addressed. Critical pedagogy, validated frameworks, and evidence-based practices serve as the foundation, fostering successful planning, implementation, and assessment to enhance student learning and educational outcomes in the inclusive environment. Specific foci include content-based coursework, social/emotional learning, and behavioral intervention for students with needs. (Fall-Online)

EDU 70205: Assessment and Data-Based Decisions (2 cr.)

The theory and application of formal and informal assessments within a multi-tiered system of support for making data-based decisions is provided. Selecting and implementing appropriate diagnostic measures and using observational assessment is a focus. The use of assessment data to make informed decisions for instruction; behavior and classroom management; and eligibility and placement of students is foundational. (Spring-Online)

EDU 70202: Collaboration, Communication, & Culture (2 cr.)

Critical elements of professional collaboration and consultation within a multi-tiered system of support are addressed. Communication, roles/responsibilities, and culture of key stakeholders are a central focus. Co-teaching and problem-solving models are examined to address the needs of students who struggle in the classroom environment. (Spring-Online)

EDU 70204: Theory & Practice in Special Education (4 cr.)

Theory, practice, and implications of special education policy for learners with diverse needs is provided. Specialized methods of instruction and assessment are addressed including academic, behavior, social/emotional, health, and daily living needs. Attention is given to accommodations, curricular modifications, and transition planning for struggling students, particularly those identified with disabilities. Evidence-based practices are fostered to enable successful individualized educational planning. (Summer II-On Campus)

EDU 70209: Integrated Seminar for Inclusive Education (1 cr.)

A capstone experience is provided integrating the knowledge, skills, and pedagogy for inclusive education. Development and presentation of a professional portfolio will demonstrate evidence of competency and include a data-driven, actionable plan for implementing inclusionary practices in schools. (Summer II-On Campus)

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For more information on how you can become an Inclusive Educator, contact Dr. Christine Bonfiglio at  or Beth Elston, Ed.S. at .

Important Dates

May 1, 2018: Rolling Admissions Closes for PIE II
June 2018: Online Content Modules/Coursework Begins (Licensure Program & PD)
July 2018: PIE I - Two-Week, On-Campus Experience and Licensure Program Conclusion
July 2019: PIE II - Two-Week, On-Campus Experience and Licensure Program Conclusion