Special Education: Specialization in Inclusion and Transition, M.S.

Program Description

Prepares general education teachers with the knowledge and skills to develop effective teaching and learning environments for individuals with disabilities. Designed for students who hold teaching credentials in Connecticut. Curriculum aligns with the standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Does not lead to a cross-endorsement in special education.

Learning Outcomes


  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of foundational issues in special education and their impact on the field.

  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the development and characteristics of learners, individual learning differences, and appropriate instructional strategies.

  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze multiple forms of standardized and curriculum-based assessments and use that information for a variety of educational decisions.

  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to use their knowledge of general and specialized curricula to individualize learning for students with exceptional learning needs.

  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to select, adopt, and use instructional strategies to promote learning and to modify learning environments for students with exceptional learning needs.

  6. Students will promote professional, ethical, and collaborative practices in the field of special education

  7. Students will demonstrate knowledge of foundational issues in special education and their impact on the field.

  8. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the development and characteristics of learners, individual learning differences, and appropriate instructional strategies.

  9. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze multiple forms of standardized and curriculum-based assessments and use that information for a variety of educational decisions.

  10. Students will demonstrate the ability to use their knowledge of general and specialized curricula to individualize learning for students with exceptional learning needs.

  11. Students will demonstrate the ability to select, adopt, and use instructional strategies to promote learning and to modify learning environments for students with exceptional learning needs.

  12. Students will promote professional, ethical, and collaborative practices in the field of special education.