2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Inclusive Special Education: 1-6 Preparation, MS

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Christine Ashby, 376 Huntington Hall, 315-443-8689, ceashby@syr.edu

This master’s degree program in inclusive special education is designed to prepare students to work with individuals with disabilities in inclusive classrooms at the 1-6 grade level. It meets the academic requirements for initial/professional New York State teacher certification in Students with Disabilities (1-6). Students may complete the 32-credit program either full or part-time (although daytime availability for field experience and student teaching is required) or concurrently with another master’s program. Applicants must first have met the requirements for the New York State initial childhood teaching certificate.

The program builds on the long and distinguished traditions of inclusive education and disability studies at Syracuse University. The philosophies of the program expand on these traditions to examine disability as a social, cultural, and political construct inextricably linked to issues of race, class, and gender. A grounding assumption of the program is that students with disabilities must have access to academic instruction and social learning available to students without disabilities. To this end, students in this program explore innovative approaches to modifying and adapting instruction, curriculum, and classroom structures to maximize active and meaningful participation of all learners.

Culminating Experience

In addition, students must complete a required culminating experience for the degree, such as an edTPA (teacher performance assessment) practice task.

Total credits: 32

Also required:

Safe and Healthy Learning Environments (0 credit), or equivalent, which includes the following topics: Identifying/reporting child abuse, violence prevention, child abduction prevention, highway/general safety, alcohol/drug/tobacco prevention, fire and arson prevention, and training related to the Dignity for All Students (DASA) Act.

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