M.S. in Inclusive Special Education (Grades 7-12)

Syracuse University's M.S. in Inclusive Special Education (Grades 7-12) Generalist prepares students to work with individuals with disabilities in secondary education settings. Students examine disability as a social, cultural, and political construct inextricably linked to issues of race, class, and gender.

A grounding assumption of this program is that students with disabilities must have access to all academic instruction and social learning that is available to students without disabilities. Through coursework students build competencies into a broad spectrum of assessment and teaching strategies, and they integrate instructional and assistive technologies to meet the social, communication, and academic needs of their students. Intensive fieldwork helps students connect theory and practice.

Why Inclusive Education at Syracuse? If you:

  • Believe that all students deserve access to high quality classroom and social opportunities and recognition as learners.
  • Want to work with students with disabilities in middle and high school settings.
  • Want a degree that builds on the long and distinguished traditions of inclusive education and disability studies.
  • Want to meet the academic requirements to be certified in New York State in Students with Disabilities (7-12) Generalist. No previous coursework in education or teacher certification is required for this program!
  • Want to complete a master's degree in 15 months of full-time study, or the option to complete the program on a part-time basis.
  • Want a 25% tuition reduction with the School of Education High Needs Scholarship.

Program Contact

Jeanne Schmidt

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