Certificate (Cert.) Inclusive Education

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Courses & Workshops

Required Courses
EDPI 309 Diverse Learners. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020
Inclusion debates; review of the evolution of the history of inclusive education; models of development ( eco-systemic models); characteristics, teaching practices; teachers' roles in inclusive classrooms. Overview of characteristics, causes, needs, and teaching strategies for diverse and exceptional students, teaching and learning for differences in intellectual, emotional, behavioural, sensory, physical and learning domains found in effective inclusive classrooms. Working with families.
EDPI 341 Instruction in Inclusive Schools. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Fall 2019
Developing, planning, implementing and evaluating effective learning programs for diverse learners, and consideration of their more general applicability. Adapting curriculum and instruction for learners with varying abilities, learning styles, and needs. Collaboration with students, families, and other educators (or stakeholders) in the instructional process. Application of adaptations at the classroom and school level for all students in inclusive schools.
EDPI 344 Assessment for Instruction. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Fall 2019
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.
EDPI 440 Managing the Inclusive Classroom. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Fall 2019
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.
EDPI 441 Students with Behavior Difficulties. (3 credits)
Spring/Summer 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2020
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.
EDPI 442 Students with Learning Difficulties. (3 credits)
Winter 2019, Winter 2020
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.
EDPI 526 Supporting Students' Strengths and Talents. (3 credits)
Winter 2019, Winter 2020
The psychology and practice of supporting the strengths and talents of all students across educational and community settings . Strength and talent-based programs and activities, assessments to discover student strengths and talents, classroom adaptations, application of strength and talent-based approaches to curriculum design.
EDPI 543 Family, School and Community. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Fall 2019
Focus on the examination of three important systems in a child’s life; namely family, school and community, as well as societal influences on student growth, development, and adjustment. Emphasis will be on evidence-based practices in collaborating with families and community organizations to form partnerships, classroom interventions and school-based initiatives to enhance well-being.
Complementary Courses
EDPE 496 Individual Reading Course. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Fall 2019
Supervised individual reading course on an approved subject.
EDPI 446 Special Topics. (3 credits)
Selected topics in the field of educating students with exceptionalities.
EDPI 450 Computers and Special Needs. (3 credits)
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.
EDPI 527 Creativity and its Cultivation. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Fall 2019
Recent research, theory, and educational practice concerning creativity, with special attention to creativity in students and educational settings.
EDPI 539 Field Work 1. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020
Supervised experience in an approved relevant educational setting.
EDPI 540 Field Work 2. (3 credits)
Winter 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020
Supervised experience in an approved relevant educational setting.