Program Overview

The Inclusive Education Master's Degree Program prepares educators to create and lead equitable classroom environments that encompass a range of student needs and promote equity, social justice, diversity and accessibility.

All inclusive education master's students are required to take five core courses as well as the coursework for their licensure track. For the Math/Science, 5-8 Teacher Licensure Track, courses such as Mathematics Teaching & Learning in the Middle School and Classroom Inquiry & Action Research in Education prepare educators to create and lead an inclusive math/science middle school classroom. 

Sample Courses

Science Teaching & Learning in the Middle School

EDU 654
This three-credit course provides an in depth look at the teaching and learning of science in the middle school (grades 5-8). Students will acquire an understanding of the content (Earth & Space Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Technology & Engineering) and practices of middle school science along with highly effective instructional practices for teaching science to early adolescents. This course is centered around inquiry learning, and authentic assessment for science in the middle school.

Mathematics Teaching & Learning in the Middle School

EDU 655
This three-credit course provides an in depth look at the teaching and learning of mathematics in the middle school (grades 5-8). Students will acquire an understanding of the content (ratio and proportionality; expressions and equations; statistics and probability; the number system; geometry; and functions) and practices of middle school mathematics along with highly effective instructional practices for teaching mathematics to early adolescents. This course is centered around high leverage routines problem-based learning and authentic assessment for mathematics in the middle school.

Classroom Inquiry & Action Research in Education

EDU 657
This course provides an opportunity to unpack academic content areas through action/inquiry research and will assist teacher candidates in developing professional voice through the inquiry process. Inquiry and action research provides educators, administrators, and community leaders a method to study classroom challenges using an emic, or “insider” perspective to investigate and improve practice.

Practica Placements

Licensure students complete practica placements at both urban and suburban sites as well as specialized locations. This is an opportunity for students to observe, assist and teach in a range of educational settings. All students are required to complete a field experience or internship.

Partnerships

Stonehill has partnerships with several area school districts as well as specialized locations. Teacher residency students can work with a particular population of students at our partner sites, including the League School and South Shore Educational Collaborative, among others. 

Student Research

Students have the opportunity to work with faculty on research in a variety of areas. In 2019, three students worked with Elizabeth Stringer Keefe to examine the process of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) from the perspective of both parents and educators and presented their findings at the Massachusetts Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference.

Contact Information

Duffy – 124/126

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