Graduate Certificate in High Leverage Practices to Promote Inclusion

Graduate Certificate in High Leverage Practices to Promote Inclusion

The online Graduate Certificate in High Leverage Practices to Promote Inclusion provides the practical tools educators need, in order to implement instructional changes that promote diversity and foster inclusivity in the classroom and within the school culture.

When used together, high-leverage practices (HLPs) and evidence-based practices (EBPs) can become powerful tools for improving student outcomes. This certificate shows the promise of these practices in advancing outcomes for students with varying abilities. 

Many states and districts are implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to increase the success of all students. HLPs and EBPs are ideal complementary practices for implementing MTSS. 


Curriculum

The curriculum explores the high leverage practices (HLPs) critical to supporting students’ social and emotional development. Field-based experiences are threaded throughout the program and candidates receive first-hand opportunities to translate research and theory into practice. There are two tracks for the Graduate Certificate in High Leverage Practices to Promote Inclusion.

Special Education Track

Students working in special education will take the following courses (15 credits):

  • SED 532: Behavior Management and Intervention (3 credits)
  • SED 544: Math Methods in Special Education (3 credits)
  • SED 545: Intervention for Reading Difficulties (3 credits)
  • SED 546: Intervention for Writing Difficulties (3 credits)
  • SED 566: Executive Functioning in Learning (3 credits

General Education Track

Students in the M.Ed. in Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction program or supporting individuals with or at risk of disabilities will take the following courses (12 credits):

  • SED 544: Math Methods in Special Education (3 credits)
  • SED 545: Intervention for Reading Difficulties (3 credits)
  • SED 546: Intervention for Writing Difficulties (3 credits)
  • SED 566: Executive Functioning in Learning (3 credits)

Admissions

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Currently working or volunteering with students with disabilities in an educational setting involving math, reading, and writing tasks.

Application Materials

We have rolling admissions so you can apply and be accepted into the program at any time. When you are ready to apply, please first review the application instructions. Then submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Official academic transcripts from all institutions attended
  • An essay
  • Current resume

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Contact Us

Have questions about earning your Graduate Certificate in High Leverage Practices to Promote Inclusion online with UMaine? Contact Amanda Cupps, UMaineOnline Advisor, at 207.581.3452 or at amanda.cupps@maine.edu.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 8% from 2020 to 2030 with about 38,600 openings per year. The median annual wage for special education teachers was $61,500 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.


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