Inclusive Education Postbaccalaureate Licensure Program
The Inclusive Education Postbaccalaureate Licensure Program leads to Massachusetts initial licensure in math/science, 5-8, or special education, 5-12.
Earn an Initial License in Special Education or Math/Science
The Inclusive Education Postbaccalaureate Licensure Program prepares teachers to be leaders and critical thinkers. Schools today are complex and diverse communities — reflecting a landscape rich with individual differences. Teachers in our program are prepared using a unique combination of theoretical and practical experiences. This approach fosters their ability to create and lead equitable spaces where difference is valued while at the same time preparing them for the realities and challenges of the classroom and the profession.
- Leads to Massachusetts initial licensure in special education, 5-12, or math/science, 5-8
- Experiential learning via research, partnership and community opportunities
- Social justice mission that fosters graduates who think, act and lead with courage
- Accessible and well-resourced campus
- Faculty with well-established expertise in field
Teacher Licensure Tracks
The 21-to-27 credit Inclusive Education Postbaccalaureate Licensure Program features a selection of courses designed to prepare educators for Massachusetts initial licensure.
This inclusive education postbaccalaureate licensure track leads to Massachusetts initial licensure in math/science, 5-8.
This inclusive education postbaccalaureate licensure track leads to Massachusetts initial licensure in special education, 5-12.
Studying Inclusive Education at Stonehill
Stonehill College offers graduate certificate, master's degree, teacher licensure and community education program options in inclusive education-related areas.
Graduate Education at Stonehill
Stonehill College's graduate inclusive education programs aim to prepare knowledgeable, reflective, caring and flexible educators who embrace learning, scholarship, community and advocacy in their work. Social justice and democratic education are at the center of our work and underpins all programs, courses and experiences. We believe education can disrupt systems and processes that perpetuate injustice and inequity and embrace diversity and individuality as strengths.
We advance our mission by modeling the creation of democratic spaces in the graduate classroom that reflect equitable, accessible and inclusive learning environments where students' voices and perspectives help to shape the construction and the provision of their learning.
Three tenets guide our program philosophy:
- Social justice education
- Democratic education
- Anti-oppressive education
- Foster care, connection and community with students, colleagues and families
- Promote inclusivity, diversity and equity in educational spaces
- Work to disrupt systems that perpetuate oppression and inequity
- Embrace teaching practices that foster social justice and democracy
- Lead by making education accessible for all learners
- Elevate student voices and perspectives in education
- Act purposefully to continue to learn and contribute to the profession
Rigorous Academics and the Support to Succeed
Stonehill’s graduate teacher education programs in inclusive education recognize the challenges graduate students face in prioritizing work, family, personal and graduate school commitments. Our Graduate Student Support, Access and Success (SSAS) Framework is designed to support students’ success from program start to finish.
Specifically, this approach provides:
- A proactive vs. reactive framework for supporting graduate students’ variable needs within their program
- Clear benchmarks for assessment of candidate readiness
- Indoctrination to the field and to the profession
From the admission process to graduation, students have a clear understanding of both expectations and the support available to help them achieve their goals.