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Become an Inclusive Educator

In an effort to assist with school and teacher development, the Program for Inclusive Education (PIE) provides a spectrum of learning opportunities to foster the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for inclusive education.

18-Credit Hour Teacher Formation:

The Program for Inclusive Education offers an 18-credit hour teacher-leader formation program with deep expertise in educating and advocating for struggling learners. Completion of programming leads to additional certification in Exceptionalities: Mild Intervention. The Program for Inclusive Education is a four-semester hybrid online/two-week, campus experience delivered by a team of national experts. Participants must be an educator in a Catholic school to be considered for admission for the formation program. All educators—including those from public, charter, and non-Catholic private schools—are welcome to take individual courses or participate in our online professional development modules (please see the Professional Development section below for more details).

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Professional Development:

Onsite PD consists of half-, full-, or two-day workshops customized to meet need. Online professional development is available to all educators (both in Catholic and non-Catholic schools) and offers content specific modules for continuing education credits. These modules may be taken individually or as an entire series across each semester. Offsite consultation is available throughout the academic year.

Prospective content topics include the following:

  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (e.g., Response to Intervention and Positive Behavior Supports)
  • Behavior—Foundation and theory, practical applications, and accommodations
  • Instruction—Differentiation, data analysis, interventions, and accommodations
  • Student Support Teams—Collaboration and data-based decision making
  • Executive Functioning—Foundation and theory, practical applications, and accommodations
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the interface of technological supports
  • Strategic support for students with learning differences

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We'd love to hear from you!

For more information on how you can become an Inclusive Educator, contact Dr. Christie Bonfiglio at  or 574-631-3430.

Important Dates

October 1: Applications Open
December 1: First Deadline
January 15: First Decision
March 1: Final Deadline
April 1: Acceptance and Financial Awards
April 21: Participation Confirmation
May 20: Summer Programming Begins