Jun 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity in Special Education, M.Ed.

About the Program

The Master of Education with a concentration in Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity in Special Education program is designed around four major themes:

  1. Consultation and collaboration
  2. Inclusion and diversity
  3. Authenticity
  4. Reflection

Each course embeds these themes within the content of the course in the following ways: 1)Stressing inclusion as the default option for all students while striving to build communities of diverse individuals; 2)Enacting professional dispositions and advocacy centered on addressing equity and justice for diverse students, families, and communities in relation to processes and outcomes in special education and related services;  3) Focusing on successful strategies for consultation, collaboration, and co-teaching to provide effective instruction and services that build communities of support for students; 4) Designing evidence-based, authentic, culturally responsive instruction and related service provisions that addresses intersectional needs of diverse students and families; and 5) Engaging in self-reflection and reflection on current practices, to foster cultural self-awareness, resulting in cultural awareness of different groups as well as implementing culturally responsive instruction and assessment in all content areas.