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Inclusive Special Education (Severe/Multiple Disabilities), M.S.

Program Requirements

The master’s program in Inclusive Special Education (Severe/Multiple Disabilities) requires 31 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 special education, disability studies, working with families, 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:

  • Positive Approaches to Challenging Behaviors
  • Families of Students with Disabilities
  • Psychoeducational Evaluation and Planning for Exceptional Children
  • Literacy, Disability, and Inclusion
  • Psychological, Social, and Cultural Aspects of Disability
  • Developmental Therapy for Children with Disabilities

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.