Every child has the right to be included. Every teacher deserves the training and resources to make sure they have a truly inclusive classroom.
The NCATE-accredited Master of Education in Special Education - Inclusive Practices program from Concordia University, Nebraska offers educators the broad-based knowledge and practical, hands-on skills to successfully lead fully inclusive K-12 classrooms.
Research shows that special needs students thrive in inclusive settings – when teachers have the training and experience to serve the needs of all learners. Our Special Education - Inclusive Practices degree combines a rigorous study of inclusive instructional methods, behavior management, and assessment techniques.
Study in a curriculum created by experienced special education practitioners and apply these methods directly in your classroom. General education instructors can gain the tools, skills, and knowledge to create effective differentiated instructional strategies for their students. Special education instructors or others who have taught in resource-specific classes can gain a solid foundation for instructing in inclusive, general education classroom settings.
In addition to the core 36-credit Special Education - Inclusive Practices M.Ed. program, degree candidates can take additional coursework to meet State of Nebraska requirements for a K-6 Subject Endorsement or 7-12 Subject Endorsement, or a K-12 Field Endorsement.
Be able to create safe, inclusive, culturally responsive learning environments so that individuals with disabilities become active and effective learners and develop emotional well-being, positive social interactions, and self-determination
Understand how disabilities can interact with development and learning, and use this knowledge to provide meaningful and challenging learning experiences for individuals with disabilities in inclusive settings
Use knowledge of general and specialized curricula to individualize learning for individuals with disabilities in inclusive settings
Use multiple methods of assessment and data sources in making educational decisions in inclusive settings
Be able to select, adapt, and use repertoire of evidence-based instructional strategies to advance learning of individuals with disabilities in inclusive settings
Use foundational knowledge of the field and their professional Ethical Principles and Practice Standards to inform special education practice, to engage in lifelong learning, and to advance the profession
Be able to collaborate with families, other educators, related service providers, individuals with disabilities, and personnel from community agencies in culturally responsive ways to address the needs of individuals with disabilities across a range of learning experiences
The next start date for Special Education is Thursday, Jan 1.
With your M.Ed. from Concordia University, Nebraska, you'll be equipped to make a difference in your classroom and the lives of your students.
Our eight-week classes allow you to quickly progress through your degree. Advance your career sooner with our accelerated and flexible scheduling options where you can earn your degree in as little as one year.
We provide you with options so you can earn your degree in the way that works best for you.