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M.S. in Inclusion and Special Education (Non Teacher Certification) (GD1)

(as of 02/01/2015)

Course requirements

This program includes a total of 30 credits. When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed GD1 Program of Study Form.


Required Core Courses
ED406 Master's Research Methods

Choose one signature foundation course - possible choices include, but are not limited to:
ED404 Teaching, Curriculum, and Change
EDU442 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education
EDU497 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
EDE436 Diversity and Equity in Education

Specialization Courses
ED447 Disability and Schools

Choose at least 2 other inclusion courses; possible choices include:
ED451 Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
ED446 Collaborative Teaching Partnerships in Inclusive Classrooms
EDU476 Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities (ages birth to 3)
EDU475 Early Interventions for Children with Disabilities (ages 3 to 5)
EDE445 Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities
EDE448 Behavior and Communication Supports for Students with Significant Disabilities

Teaching and Learning Electives

Choose at least 2 electives for 6 credits addressing a range of learning and teaching issues; possible choices include any of the foundations and specialization electives as well as:
ED405 Assessment in Instructional Contexts
ED409 Language and Literacy in Education
ED415 Adolescent Development and Youth Culture (ages 10 to 20)
ED452A Instructional Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms A
ED452B Instructional Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms B
ED452C Instructional Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms C
ED457 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Characteristics and Educational Issues
ED453 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
ED516 Designing and Evaluating Professional Development
EDE422 Motivation in Human Development
EDE453 Post-Secondary Transition for Youth with Significant Disabilities
EDE476 Teaching English Learners in Content Classrooms
EDE477 Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas
EDE484 Online Teaching and Learning
EDU427 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Literacy in Elementary School
EDU430 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Elementary School
EDU464 Child Development and Learning in Context (ages 5 to 12)
EDU497 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
EDU498 Literacy Learning as Social Practice

Other Electives

Choose 3 electives for 9 credits. Possible choices include any of the foundations and specialization electives or other relevant Warner School courses, as well as:
EDU414 American Educational and Linguistic Practices
ED491 Independent Study in Education -Master’s Level (variable credits)


Other Requirements:

In addition to the coursework indicated above, in order to graduate and to receive the certification(s)/licensure (if any) you are seeking this program has additional requirements. Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification you seek, there may be some additional requirements that you will have to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (ex: completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences). When that is the case, we have listed these requirements but also indicated that they are not a graduation requirement.

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Master's Essay or Thesis