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Course Descriptions

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

An introduction to inclusive education with an understanding of 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. Emphasis on planning and delivery of differentiated, multisensory literacy instruction that maximizes the learning of all students is examined. Essential elements of critical literacy pedagogy are reviewed and application to the learning needs of struggling learners is addressed. (Fall-Online)

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

The 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, using observational assessment, and making accommodations 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. (Fall-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 effective interventions serve as the foundation that will foster successful instructional planning, implementation, and assessment to enhance student learning and educational outcomes in the inclusive environment. Specific foci include content-based coursework, social skills and behavior. (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: Intensive Instruction & Assessment (3 cr.)

Specialized methods of instruction and assessment for struggling learners are provided. Academic, behavior, social/emotional, health, and daily living needs are addressed with research-based, individualized intervention. Attention is given to accommodations, modifications, and transition planning for struggling students, particularly those identified with disabilities. (Summer II-On Campus)

EDU 70209: Integrated Seminar for Inclusive Education (2 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 Lindsay Will at .

Important Dates

May 1, 2017: Rolling Admissions Closes 
June 2017: Online Content Modules/Coursework Begins (Licensure Program & PD)
July 2018: Two-Week, On-Campus Experience and Licensure Program Conclusion