Inclusive Education Specialization

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Department of Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology (EAFP)

The Master of Education in Inclusive Education program provides teachers with the skills and experiences they need to promote inclusive educational opportunities for students with special needs. Graduate courses enable educators to conduct research in a variety of formats and paradigms, lead in the professional development of their colleagues, foster program development at their workplaces, and provide clinical or consultant services to classroom teachers. Our graduates work as special education administrators, clinicians, consultants, program leaders, and resource and special education teachers.

Pre-requisite Coursework
The following 18 credit hours of coursework at the 5000 level (with a GPA of 3.0 or better) should be completed before applying to the MEd in Inclusive Education program:

  • EDUA 5600 Introduction to Inclusive Special Education (6)
  • EDUA 5630 Assessment and Instruction in Inclusive Special Education (6)
and, 6 credit hours from:
  • EDUA 5610 Field Experience in ISE (6)
    EDUA 5620 Teaching Children Through Alternative and Augmented Communication (3)
    EDUA 5640 ISE: Early and Middle Years (3)
    EDUA 5650 ISE: High School and Transition to Adult Life (3)
    EDUA 5660 Organization and Delivery of Resource Program and Support Services (3)
    EDUA 5670 Strategies for Organizing Inclusive Classrooms and Schools (3)
    EDUA 5680 Promoting Responsible Behaviour in Educational Settings (3)
    EDUA 5730 Recent Developments in Educational Psychology (3) (N.B. where content is specific to ISE)
    EDUA 5740 Recent Developments in Educational Psychology (3) (N.B. where content is specific to ISE)
 or equivalent approved courses from other universities

There are two routes students can take to complete an MEd in Inclusive Education. They include:

Thesis-Based Route
Course-Based Route


Thesis-Based Route

18 credit hours plus thesis

Courses prepare the student to design and implement a research project that leads to the thesis. For the thesis, students will select a research question, gather and interpret data, present the investigation and its results as a written document with the program advisor’s support. An oral defense of the thesis culminates the program.

Coursework and Thesis

  • Core Courses (6 credit hours)
    EDUA 7600 Seminar in Inclusive Special Education (6)
  • Research Courses (6 credit hours)
    EDUA 5800 Introduction to Educational Research (3) plus an additional 3 credit hours of research methodology at the 7000 level in Education or 3000 or above in other faculties
  • Concentration (6 credit hours)
    The thesis is a focus of the concentration. Students will select 6 credit hours with a minimum of 3 credit hours at the 7000 level from:
    EDUA 7610 Behavioural Issues in Educational Settings (3)
    EDUA 7630 Advanced Assessment and Instruction in Inclusive Special Education (3)
    EDUA 7650 Field Experience in Inclusive Special Education (6)
    EDUA 7740 Topics in Educational Psychology 1 (3) (requires advisor approval)
    EDUA 7750 Topics in Educational Psychology 2 (3) (requires advisor approval)
    EDUA 5610 Field Experience in Inclusive Special Education (6)
    EDUA 5620 Teaching Through Alternative and Augmented Communication (3)
    EDUA 5640 Inclusive Special Education: Early & Middle Years (3)
    EDUA 5650 Inclusive Special Education: High School & Transition to Adult Life (3)
    EDUA 5660 Organization and Delivery of Resource Program and Support Services
    EDUA 5670 Strategies for Organizing Inclusive Classrooms & Schools (3)
    EDUA 5680 Promoting Responsible Behaviour in Educational Settings (3)
or other courses approved by the advisor and department head
  • Electives (None)
  • Thesis
  • Course Level Restrictions
    12 credit hours must be at the 7000 level; the remaining 6 credit hours may be at the 5000 level or above in the Faculty of Education and/or at the 3000 level or above in other faculties.

Course-Based Route

30 credit hours plus comprehensive examination

The student and program advisor will select courses that lead to mastery within Inclusive Education and the concentration. As the course component is completed, the student with the program advisor’s support, prepares a document that demonstrates comprehensive mastery. The document can be a final examination or a project, which may culminate with an oral defense of the document.

Coursework and Comprehensive Option

  • Core Courses (6 credit hours)
    EDUA 7600 Seminar in Inclusive Special Education (6)
  • Research Courses (3 credit hours)
    EDUA 5800 Introduction to Educational Research (3)
  • Concentration (21 credit hours)
    Students will select 21 credit hours with a minimum of 12 credit hours from the following 7000 level courses:

    EDUA 7610 Behavioural Issues in Educational Settings (3)
    EDUA 7630 Advanced Assessment and Instruction in Inclusive Special Education (3)
    EDUA 7650 Field Experience in Inclusive Special Education (6)
    EDUA 7740 Topics in Educational Psychology 1 (3) (requires advisor approval)
    EDUA 7750 Topics in Educational Psychology 2 (3) (requires advisor approval)
    EDUA 5610 Field Experience in Inclusive Special Education (6)
    EDUA 5620 Teaching Through Alternative & Augmented Communication (3)
    EDUA 5640 Inclusive Special Education: Early & Middle Years (3)
    EDUA 5650 Inclusive Special Education: High School & Transition to Adult Life (3)
    EDUA 5660 Organization & Delivery of Resource Program and Support Services (3)
    EDUA 5670 Strategies for Organizing Inclusive Classrooms & Schools (3)
    EDUA 5680 Promoting Responsible Behaviour in Educational Settings (3)
or other courses approved by the program advisor and department head
  • Electives (None)
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Course Level Restrictions
    18 credit hours must be at the 7000 level; the remaining 12 credit hours may at the 5000 level or above in the Faculty of Education and/or at the 3000 level or above in other faculties.

Admission Deadlines and Document Requirements:

First things first: Below is a complete list of documents for application to the Inclusive Special Education specialization (EAFP).

Education Graduate Program Advisors (Faculty Members)

Charlotte Enns
Inclusive Special Ed
Research Interests: Inclusive Special Education;  Deaf  Education; Language & Literacy Learning, Alternative & Augmented Communication
Contact:
(204) 474-9017
Charlotte.Enns@umanitoba.ca


Rick Freeze
Inclusive Special Ed
Research Interests: Consultative-Collaborative Resource Programs; Transition from School to Work & Adult Life; Inclusion; Precision Reading; Promoting Responsible Classroom Behaviour; Disability & Diversity
Contact:
(204) 474-6904
Rick.Freeze@umanitoba.ca


Jennifer Katz
Inclusive Special Ed
Research Interests: Inclusive Special Education; Teaching to Diversity; Assessment; Social and Emotional Learning Development
Contact:
(204) 474-6109
jennifer.katz@umanitoba.ca


Zana Lutfiyya
Inclusive Special Ed
Research Interests: Social Integration of Individuals with Disabilities into Community Life; Qualitative Research Methods
Contact:
(204) 474-9000
Zana.Lutfiyya@umanitoba.ca