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MSED IN INCLUSIVE SPECIAL EDUCATION


The master's degree in inclusive special education is designed to help teachers meet the ever-changing demands of diverse classrooms and may be completed by teachers with certification in nearly any area or grade level. Formerly a hybrid program with a mix of online and in-person sessions, this program is now offered as a 100% online program only.

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We understand that our world needs teachers who are trained in critical reflection and are dedicated to improving opportunities for all students. We strive to create inclusive communities that value diversity as a strength. 
 
We also understand the busy lives teachers lead as they seek the level of education required to reach their full potential, which is why our MSED in inclusive special education is offered as a 100% online program only.

In our program, teachers will learn to differentiate instruction and assessment to meet the needs of students with the full range of exceptionalities, including students with disabilities, English language learners, students who have experienced trauma and students who may be gifted.

The program has three different certification tracks

(Click on each track for more information.)

These programs meet the master’s degree requirement for professional certification in New York state.

Students integrate social justice into their practice through respect for diversity, dignity and worth, and creating learning experiences that are mindful of a full range of diversity. 


  • Timeline and course overview


    This 30-credit program is offered 100% online only and can be completed in one year. Applications are accepted for enrollment in any semester.

    Fall Term
    • Diverse experience
    • Collaborative behavioral supports and transition for inclusive education (IE)
    • Instructional design and strategies for IE
    • Foundations of IE
    • Technology of IE
    Spring Term
    • Evaluation and measurement for IE
    • Critical issues in IE and diversity
    • Graduate internship — students with disabilities
    • Capstone research in IE
    Summer Term
    • Research for the education professions
    • teaching linguistically and culturally diverse learners


    Learn to give individualized instruction in diverse and inclusive settings


    Building on the Franciscan philosophy of social justice, we strive to create inclusive communities that value diversity as a strength. This program prepares and mentors professionals who are able to individualize instruction in inclusive and collaborative environments.

    Using critical pedagogy to meet the needs of diverse and marginalized populations, including students with disabilities, students for whom English is an additional language, and students experiencing trauma or living in poverty, teachers will become leaders and agents of change.

    This program is founded in the School of Education conceptual framework of competence, experience, and social justice. This program is aligned with the CEC standards for professional special educators and students practice these competencies in hands-on, field-based experiences.

    Students integrate social justice into their practice through respect for diversity, dignity and worth and creating learning experiences that are mindful of a full range of diversity.

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