Jul 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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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.


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