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Certificate in Inclusive Education (30 credits)

Offered by: Cont Educ - Education     Degree: Certificate - Inclusive Education

Program Requirements

The Certificate in Inclusive Education is intended for regular class teachers, special educators, adult educators, and other educational personnel. The program provides a sequence of courses that will ensure a sound foundation for adapting curriculum and instruction for students with varying abilities, learning styles, and special needs. It strives to meet the needs of educators who must adapt to their changing roles in contemporary schools: (a) for general educators, to educate students with diverse needs in their heterogeneous classrooms, and (b) for special educators, to collaborate with other professionals working with exceptional students.

Required Courses (24 credits)

  • EDPI 309 Exceptional Students (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Evolution of special education to inclusive education; characteristics, teaching practices, and teachers' roles in inclusive classrooms. Overview of characteristics, causes, needs, and teaching strategies for students with each exceptionality, including students with intellectual, emotional, behavioural, sensory, physical and learning differences.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Scott Conrod, Roberta Thomson (Fall) Robert Savage, Gus Appignanesi, Scott Conrod, Clara I Carpintero (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. and Concurrent students only.
    • Offered through Continuing Education or Summer Studies.
  • EDPI 341 Instruction in Inclusive Schools (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Planning, implementing and evaluating curriculum and instruction for students with exceptionalities. Using technology and adapting curriculum and instruction for learners with varying abilities, learning styles, and needs. Collaboration with students, families, and other educators in the instructional process. Application component: application of instructional modifications for exceptional students in inclusive schools.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Karen Cohen-Gazith, David Hoida, Michael Sornberger, Casey Finn Lefsrud (Fall) Karen Cohen-Gazith (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. students only
    • Also offered through Continuing Education.
  • EDPI 344 Assessment for Instruction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Assessing student strengths, problems and needs; functions and use of different types of student assessment (traditional and alternative assessments); assessing the classroom environment; issues in assessment. Application component: application of assessment process with exceptional students, and use of results for planning and adapting instruction.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Carlos Gomez-Garibello (Fall) Shannahn McInnis (Winter)

    • Offered through Summer Studies and Continuing Education.
  • EDPI 440 Managing the Inclusive Classroom (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Comprehensive approach to classroom management, including management of student learning and behavior, classroom environment, material and human resources, and teacher growth. Focus on research-based practices, including behavioral approaches, for effectively managing a classroom with diversity of students. Application component: application of classroom management principles in the field.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Robert Savage, Casey Finn Lefsrud (Fall)

    • Offered through Continuing Education
  • EDPI 441 Students with Behavior Difficulties (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Theoretical approaches and specific teaching methods appropriate to the needs of students with emotional or behavior problems, including students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Multimodal team intervention approaches are emphasized. Application component: application of teaching methods with students experiencing behavior difficulties.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Casey Finn Lefsrud (Winter)

    • Offered through Continuing Education.
  • EDPI 442 Students with Learning Difficulties (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Commonalities and differences between students with specific learning disabilities, and related teaching approaches. Emphasis on methods, materials, and technology for teaching academic content as well as social skills. Application component: modifying and teaching content areas to students experiencing learning difficulties.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Roberta Thomson (Winter)

    • Offered through Continuing Education.
  • EDPI 526 Talented and Gifted Students (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : The psychology and education of exceptionally able children. Definitions, assessment, classroom adaptations, technology, educational programs and educational issues. The course combines theoretical background and practical concerns. Application component: application of teaching methods with exceptionally able students.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Camelia Birlean (Winter)

    • Offered through Continuing Education.
  • EDPI 543 Family, School and Community (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Examination of family, school, community and societal influences on student growth, development and adjustment. Emphasis on family perspectives, school orientation, community services, and community collaboration. Application component: using knowledge and skills in the field.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: Karen Cohen-Gazith (Summer)

    • Offered through Summer Studies and Continuing Education.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits chosen from the following:

  • EDPE 496 Individual Reading Course (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Supervised individual reading course on an approved subject.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • By arrangement with individual instructor. Permission must be obtained from the Department before registration
  • EDPI 446 Special Topics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Selected topics in the field of educating students with exceptionalities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • EDPI 450 Computers and Special Needs (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Overview of the role and contribution of computers in relation to students with exceptionalities. Review of instructional uses of computers, applications for modifying and teaching curriculum applications for specific learning needs, assistive devices for students with sensory and physical disabilities, and resources for students and teachers.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: Roberta Thomson (Summer)

    • May be offered through Continuing Education.
  • EDPI 527 Creativity and its Cultivation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Recent research, theory, and educational practice concerning creativity, with special attention to creativity in students and educational settings.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: David Hoida (Fall)

    • Offered through Continuing Education.
  • EDPI 539 Field Work 1: Exceptional Students (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Supervised experience with exceptional students in an approved educational setting.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Nancy Lee Heath (Fall) Nancy Lee Heath (Winter)

    • Restriction: Permission of Program Director required.
  • EDPI 540 Field Work 2: Exceptional Students (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Supervised experience with exceptional students in an approved educational setting.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Nancy Lee Heath (Fall) Nancy Lee Heath (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDPI 539
    • Restriction: Permission of Program Director required.

Other courses may be approved by the Program Director. Further information may be obtained from the Program Coordinator, Dean Thomson, 514-398-4248. Courses listed above are not necessarily offered on a regular basis. Check Minerva for course availability.

School of Continuing Studies—2012-2013 (last updated Apr. 29, 2013) (disclaimer)