The master's degree in inclusive special education is a hybrid program 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.
At St. Bonaventure, 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.
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.
This program is offered in a hybrid format with the majority of instruction delivered online. There are only three face-to-face sessions each semester. These sessions are held on Saturdays to allow for working professionals to attend. (PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face sessions for the fall 2020 semester are canceled; only the online instruction will be held.)