The Inclusive Education Certificate program will provide educators, including teachers and administrators, with the knowledge and skills to effectively educate students with a wide range of abilities, including students with disabilities, in elementary and high schools.
As a result of this program, candidates will:
Know the various aspects of the history of schooling related to the education of students with disabilities
Design evidence-based strategies, e.g., assessment and pedagogy, to meet the varying abilities of all students utilizing the framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Assistive Technology (AT)
Implement Positive Behavior Support and Intervention Strategies (PBIS)
Establish collaborative partnerships with families and other educators
Demonstrate the competence required for implementing inclusive education
Program Admission Requirements
Statement of Intent
2 letters of recommendation (one recommendation is required from the applicant’s current employer
1 set of official transcripts verifying bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate studies is required. Other qualifying GPA’s include a GPA of 3.05 in the last 60 semester units (90 quarter units) of undergraduate studies, or a 3.0 GPA in at least 9 semester units of graduate coursework.. For applicants who completed an undergraduate/graduate degree outside of the USA:
Offiical transcript evaluation
TOEFL or IELTS minimum score (or appropriate high school or college background in the English language).