Certificate (Cert.) Inclusive Education (30 credits)

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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 Diverse Learners (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : 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.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Roberta Thomson, David Hoida (Fall) Gus Appignanesi (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. and Concurrent students only.

    • Offered through Continuing Education or Summer Studies.

    • Prerequisite: EDPI 341

  • EDPI 341 Instruction in Inclusive Schools (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : 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.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Scott Conrod, Karen Cohen-Gazith, Amanda Saxe (Fall) Brian Andrew Benoit, Judith Macarthur (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. students only

    • Also offered through Continuing Education.

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 300.

  • 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 2016

    Instructors: Marian Jazvac Martek (Fall)

    • 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 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • 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 2017

    Instructors: Karen Cohen-Gazith (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: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Maria Di Stasio (Fall) Scott Conrod (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 2017

    Instructors: Camelia Birlean, Casey Finn Lefsrud (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) : 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.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Chiaki Konishi (Fall) Brian Andrew Benoit (Winter)

    • 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: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Jessica Ruglis (Winter)

    • 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)

    Overview

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

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • 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 2016

    Instructors: David Hoida (Fall)

    • Offered through Continuing Education.

  • EDPI 539 Field Work 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Elana Bloom (Fall)

    • Restriction: Permission of Program Director required.

  • EDPI 540 Field Work 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Elana Bloom (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDPI 539

    • Restriction: Permission of Program Director required.

Other courses may be approved by the Program Director. Further information may be obtained by emailing ecpundergrad.education [at] mcgill.ca. Courses listed above are not necessarily offered on a regular basis. Check Minerva for course availability.

School of Continuing Studies—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 26, 2016) (disclaimer)