Inclusive Education Master's Degree
The Inclusive Education Master's Degree will lead to a Massachusetts initial license as a Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities PreK-8.
Earn Your Master's in Inclusive Education
Our Graduate Teacher Education program at Stonehill College 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 ensures 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.
Our courses have a heavy emphasis on access to the curriculum, and cover:
- Educational equity, social justice and democratic education
- The Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
- Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
- Curricular innovations, assistive technology and accessibility
- Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
- Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
- 30–36 credits based on prior coursework
- Experiential learning via research, partnership and community opportunities
- Social justice mission to foster graduates who think, act and lead with courage
- Accessible and well-resourced campus
- Faculty with well-established expertise in field
Rigorous Academics and the Support to Succeed
Stonehill’s graduate teacher education program recognizes 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
- MTEL support and planning
From the admission process to graduation, students have a clear understanding of both expectations and the support available to help them achieve their goals.
Flexibility to Fit Your Life
Students can select among the following schedules for completing the program:
- Stonehill Teacher Residency
Courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening during the fall and spring semesters and/or during two summer terms. Master’s students are required to complete 30 to 36 credits.