Arcadia’s MEd in Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity in Special Education not only prepares you to work with, and across, a diverse population of learners, it also prepares you to understand the complexities of teaching and learning in the 21st century. You will learn to design data driven, evidence based, authentic, inclusive, and culturally appropriate instructional techniques that address the specific needs of your students and their families. Our program encourages you to become an advocate, collaborator, co-teacher, and community builder. We emphasize the critical skills of professional self-reflection and personal assessment, in order to assist you in developing meaningful, effective activities and experiences for your students.
The Master’s of Education with a concentration in Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity in Special Education program is designed around five major themes:
The School of Education offers a limited number of scholarships each year to exemplary applicants based on their merit and commitment to being a change agent in education. These awards range from $4,000 to $5,000, spread out over two years. Prospective students can apply for scholarships by completing an optional scholarship essay within the online application. Applicants to the MEd Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity in Special Education graduate program are eligible to apply.
Each course embeds these themes within the content of the courses in the following ways:
Explore a range of ideas related to a connected learning framework of connected learning: an approach that sees learning as interest-driven, peer supported, and oriented toward powerful outcomes for youth.
This seminar provides you with knowledge of current research-based teaching strategies for students with autism spectrum disorders.
Learn strategies for supporting students with high-incidence disabilities, including effective and authentic assessment and instruction, goal and objective setting, Individualized Education Plan and Individual Transition Plan writing, lesson planning, and accommodations.
Pennsylvania has signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement that provides for acceptance of state-approved educator preparation programs between certain states to facilitate educator mobility.
For working professionals seeking graduate degrees or certifications, we offer full-time, part-time, online and options to build your own degree.
Learn more about the cost differences for part- and full-time students and any specialized School of Education program costs.
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