Inclusive Special Education (Grades 1-6), M.S.

Program Requirements

The Inclusive Special Education (grades 1-6) master’s program requires 32 graduate credits. This program can be completed in 15 months of full-time study (summer to summer), or students can choose to study part time while working.

In this program, you’ll take courses in disability studies, adaptive instruction, assistive technologies, and inclusive education theories and practice. This coursework will be supplemented by multiple full- and part-time field experiences in a variety of settings, allowing you to use your newly acquired skills directly in a classroom environment. Coursework areas may include:

  • Inclusive Professional Practices in Special Education
  • Creating Safe and Peaceful Schools
  • Significant Disabilities: Shifts in Paradigms & Practices
  • Collaboration/Cooperation in the Schools
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Practicum in Special Education

Students will also complete a capstone project and presentation as their culminating degree experience, including a portfolio of instruction and assessment, a research paper, and reflections on your teaching philosophy and beliefs. More information on academic requirements available in the Syracuse University Course Catalog.