Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Inclusive Learning Environments Online

Create an inclusive classroom environment while enhancing your ability to tailor instructional practices to the learning styles of all students, including those with learning disabilities and diverse needs.

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Start class: 10/21/24 Apply Now

Program Overview

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Focus on your future with the MAEd C&I – Inclusive Learning Environments online program

Make a lasting impact on education with the online Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Inclusive Learning Environments program from Avila University. Become an expert in designing curriculum tailored to students with disabilities and diverse needs. Learn to create welcoming spaces where every student can flourish.

In this online program, you will explore how to create inclusive classroom environments that respect the unique cultural, social-emotional, and academic backgrounds of all students. Examine ways to develop lesson plans and select instructional strategies that cater to the unique needs of every student. Discover how innovative space design can enrich learning. Harness the potential of technology in education by leveraging digital tools to improve outcomes for all students.

In this education online program, you will:

  • Foster an inclusive and cohesive learning environment that engages all learners through advanced knowledge of effective instructional models and curriculum planning
  • Develop effective professional teaching and learning practices through the study of current evidence-based instructional strategies, data-based decision-making, and ever-evolving education technologies
  • Bolster the knowledge and skills used in your daily teacher leader and learner practices to address a diverse range of learning needs in lesson design, instruction, evaluation, and assessment
  • Study your own professional practice as it relates to students’ learning needs
  • Evaluate and analyze quantitative and qualitative research utilized in educational settings
  • Foster an inclusive and cohesive learning environment that engages all learners through advanced knowledge of effective instructional models and curriculum planning
  • Develop effective professional teaching and learning practices through the study of current evidence-based instructional strategies, data-based decision-making, and ever-evolving education technologies
  • Bolster the knowledge and skills used in your daily teacher leader and learner practices to address a diverse range of learning needs in lesson design, instruction, evaluation, and assessment
  • Study your own professional practice as it relates to students’ learning needs
  • Evaluate and analyze quantitative and qualitative research utilized in educational settings

Career opportunities:

  • Department Head
  • Special Education Administrator
  • Director of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Department Head
  • Special Education Administrator
  • Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Also available:

Avila University offers a variety of online master’s degree programs in education. View all online education graduate programs.

$12,000 Total Tuition
As few as 10 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

Personalized learning experience

You will receive a personalized learning experience online. Faculty regularly engages in value-added comments and feedback providing the same level of instruction as if you were in person.

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Tuition

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Stay on budget with affordable tuition

The MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Inclusive Learning Environments online program tuition is the same affordable, pay-as-you-go rate for all U.S. residents. Fees are included in the total tuition, and financial aid may be available.

Tuition breakdown:

$12,000 Total Tuition
$400 Per Credit Hour

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Important dates and deadlines to keep in mind

Ideal for working professionals, the MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction in Inclusive Learning Environments online features 8-week courses and multiple start dates each year so you can begin at the time that works best for you. View the full calendar for all upcoming starts and corresponding deadlines.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall 2 202410/21/2410/7/2410/16/2410/16/2410/20/2412/15/248 weeks
Spring 1 20251/6/251/2/251/2/251/3/251/6/253/2/258 weeks
Spring 2 20253/3/252/26/252/26/252/28/253/3/255/4/258 weeks

Now enrolling:

10/7/24 Apply Date
10/21/24 Class Starts

Ready to take the next steps toward earning your next degree?

Admissions

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Start your journey in the online MAEd C&I – Inclusive Learning Environments program

We’ve simplified the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. You can find all requirements for admission to the Avila online MAEd in Inclusive Learning Environment below.

Admission Requirements:

  • 2.75 GPA
  • No GRE required
  • Valid, active teaching license

In order to be eligible to receive an MAEd C&I – Inclusive Learning Environments from Avila University, you must have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA requirements for unconditional admission: 3.00 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
  • GPA requirements for provisional admission: 2.75 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
    • Students admitted provisionally must achieve a 3.0 GPA on the first nine (9) credits in their program of study
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended (Avila graduates do not need to obtain Avila transcripts.)
  • Valid, active teaching certificate

Submit all official transcripts to:

Email: [email protected]
Mail: Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145

Courses

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Learn more about the courses in our online MAEd C&I – Inclusive Learning Environments program

In order to earn your inclusive learning environment master's online, you will complete 30 credit hours, including 15 credit hours of core courses and 15 credit hours of concentration courses.

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will equip students to create and implement a cycle of continuous improvement by collecting and analyzing student data as an individual and team leader to plan instruction. Topics will include: data team structures, assessment development, MTSS, and differentiated instruction based on data. Must be taken at Avila.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The focus of this course is teacher self-study and reflection on the teacher’s own knowledge, experience, and curiosities for further learning. As such, this course is focused on the candidate as a teacher-learner and the day-to-day practice of the teacher leader. The course outcome is a proposal and plan for a practitioner inquiry.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to help teachers create and maintain caring, respectful classroom communities in which learners feel safe, valued, cared about, respected, and empowered. The course includes an emphasis on developing knowledge about the culture and backgrounds of children and families in order to establish positive interactions within the classroom community
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced Curriculum explores the basic concepts, terminology, theories, philosophy and present research related to curriculum planning. Application of these components is realized through the writing of a curriculum unit. Must be taken at Avila University. FA,
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to teach practicing classroom teachers to conduct an individualized action research project. Students will learn the steps involved in developing an action research project, conduct the research, and share their findings as part of a culminating exercise. Must be taken at Avila University. This course is a 16-week course that may be broken out into 2 8-week sessions indicated by Part A and B. If a student fails any one part of the course, both parts must be retaken. FA,
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will explore the elements of responsive teaching. Students will learn how to create a classroom environment that considers all facets of student learning including, cultural diversity, social-emotional needs, academic skills, as well as other important factors that contribute to student achievement, and inform instructional planning. Students will learn how to develop lesson plans, to select instructional strategies, and to create a positive, productive classroom environment for all students. Must be taken at Avila.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will challenge educators to rethink learning spaces in their classrooms, buildings, and districts. Students will explore concepts such as 21st century learning spaces, how learning can change through space design, how technology and space design can enrich learning, and how to begin changing the learning space in your own classroom. This course will examine best practices in infusing technology in the classroom and how to set up an effective classroom space that supports technology infusion.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The Universal Design for Learning approach to curriculum design for students with disabilities and/or diverse needs as well as evidence- and research-based approaches that provide access to the general education curriculum in mainstream school settings will be addressed in this course. The role of teachers, special educators, paraprofessionals and the school leadership team in promoting inclusive general education classrooms will also be highlighted.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide an overview of the principles, policies and philosophies that support inclusive educational practices. Engagement with all stakeholders - students, parents, teachers, school staff and community members - in developing a school-wide inclusive learning environment committed to high-quality learning experiences for all children will be addressed in this course.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will focus on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to become a Teacher Leader. Topics will include: team dynamics, change management, formal and informal leadership, professional learning communities, and other relevant subjects needed to become an effective teacher leader. Must be taken at Avila.

Avila University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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