St. Bonaventure University

Program presented 100% online

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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Meeting the needs of diverse learners

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.


Three certification tracks available

Each of these programs meets master's degree requirements 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. 


  • Advanced certificate program also available

    We also offer a 12-hour program leading to the Advanced Certificate in Teaching Students with Exceptionalities. The 100% online program can be completed in one year.


    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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