UNE is pleased to announce a new online Master of Science in Education – Inclusion Education (MSEd-IE) offered by the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.
The MSEd-IE program is an approved program for preparation for the Teacher of Students with Disabilities 282 Endorsement in the State of Maine and is offered 100% online.
Within this program, students will learn the best practices in inclusion including how to model, teach, and nurture behavioral skills. Our faculty members include highly qualified and experienced educators with first-hand knowledge of inclusion best practices.
An inclusive classroom provides students with disabilities the opportunity to learn alongside their peers in age-appropriate, general education classrooms. Integrating students with disabilities into a general education classroom is a highly worthwhile endeavor. Our program strives to give education professionals the skills to successfully lead an inclusive classroom.
Inclusion education is a distinguished profession facing a major challenge: 49 of 50 states report a shortage of special education teachers and related personnel.
According to the 2018 Education Week Research Center analysis of IDEA and CCD data, the United States has an average of 1 dedicated educator for every 17 special education students.
Within the profession, 82% of special educators and Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP) from across the nation say there are not enough certified instructors available to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
If you’re a current, certified teacher looking to earn your master’s degree or expand your skillset, these in-depth courses and UNE’s expert faculty will help you develop the skills necessary to lead an inclusive classroom.
Educators with this endorsement have wider career prospects, as certified special education teachers are always in demand in Maine and across the country. More importantly, the skills you develop will help you become a better teacher for all of your future students regardless of their ability level.
Educators practicing in the State of Maine can make sure they’ve completed all necessary requirements for certification as outlined on the Maine Department of Education’s website found here: maine.gov/doe/cert/requirements
Educators from outside of Maine pursuing special education certification need to have their coursework officially approved by their state’s Department of Education. Links to individual state requirements can be found here: online.une.edu/education/map
This new MSEd-IE is accredited by NECHE, the highest accrediting body available to the University of New England.
Accreditation is the review of the quality of educational institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a major way that the public knows that an institution or program provides a high-quality education.
If you have any questions about the coursework or program requirements, please contact a specialized enrollment counselor at (800) 994-2804 – or reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also:
Get the MSEd – Inclusion Education Flyer
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