Curriculum and Instruction in Inclusive Education, M.S.Ed Sample Degree Map

The M.S.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction in Inclusive Education program requires completion of 36 credit hours of graduate-level courses and is appropriate for those holding initial certificates in the following teaching areas: Early Childhood, Elementary, Childhood, Middle School Extensions or Exceptional Education.

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA 3.0
  • Online application
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Intent(background and goals)
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Undergraduate transcripts
  • DASA workshop

Background Preparation

  • Bachelor of Science in Education degree
  • Earned or pending initial New York State certification

Enrolling in a graduate education degree at Fredonia will give you the opportunity to gain advanced theoretical and specialist knowledge. Studying with engaged faculty and participating in applied learning experiences prepare you to meet challenges and be successful in your profession. This degree plan map provides a sample pathway to graduation, and it can be used as a guide and a checklist for degree requirements. For complete information about this program, please consult the university catalog at:

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Curriculum and Instruction in Inclusive Education Program

Sample Degree Plan

First Semester

Course Credits
EDU 570 Using Educational Research to Improve Instruction 3
EDU 508 Teaching Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Settings 3
EDU 506 Introduction to Literacy Instruction 3
EDU 546 Models of Classroom Management 3

Second Semester

Course Credits
EDU 514 Assessment & Instruction of Exceptional Learners I 3
EDU 640 Issues/Trends/Research in Elementary Math 3
EDU 539 Current Issues and Problems in Education 3
EDU 601 Autism, Issues, Trends and Research 3

Third Semester

Course Credits
EDU 660 Conducting Educational Research 3
EDU 529 Proactive Approaches to Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings 3

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
EDU 530 Assessment & Instruction of Exceptional Learners II 3
EDU 691 Capstone/Thesis 3


Fredonia’s C&I program is for those who have earned, or are earning, their initial certification to teach in New York State public schools. The program includes a core research track, an inclusive education core, and coursework linking content and pedagogy. Content areas include Literacy/Language Arts, Mathematics/Science/Technology, History and Interdisciplinary.

When you complete your M.S.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction in Inclusive Education degree program at Fredonia, you will be recommended for permanent certification in your initial certification area.

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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