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Master of Education Online: Inclusion Specialist Concentration

Program overview

Create Inclusive Environments for Learning

Calvin University’s M.Ed. degree with an inclusion specialist concentration emphasizes inclusive school programs and classroom practices. By graduation, you will be able to create school-wide policies, programs, and practices that include all members of learning communities.

Calvin University’s M.Ed. degree with an inclusion specialist concentration emphasizes inclusive school programs and classroom practices. By graduation, you will be able to create school-wide policies, programs, and practices that include all members of learning communities.

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Lead the Charge on Inclusive Practices

Diverse student populations make a focus on inclusion pivotal for teacher and student success. Learn to develop and propose programs that integrate culturally responsive practices and promote an inclusive school culture.

Our program prepares you to foster collaboration among parents, teachers, administrators, and more to develop plans that work for everyone in the school community.

Career Outlook

Become an Inclusion Expert

Inclusion ensures diverse student populations receive the education they deserve while thriving in their schools. An M.Ed. degree with an inclusion specialist concentration will prepare you to lead other educational professionals by creating practices and programs that encourage an inclusive environment. Our graduates could become curriculum specialists, inclusion specialists, and more.

Other Titles

  • Instructional coordinator
  • School administrator

Special Education Teacher

$59,780/YEAR 1

In this position, you would work closely with students who have diverse learning needs. Special education teachers develop lessons to meet the abilities of their students, as well as mentor other teachers and parents to influence student progress positively.

Curriculum Specialist

$64,450/year 2

In this role, you could develop and implement curriculum, suggest materials, and coach other teachers. With the inclusion concentration, you would focus on creating inclusive coursework and plans.

Career Outlook


Calvin University’s Master of Education courses combine theoretical knowledge with real-world skills, including a practicum in your area. Our graduates are prepared to propose programs that integrate culturally inclusive practices and provide leadership in school change initiatives. Fostering collaboration, our coursework readies you to explore and critique inclusive practices.

This Master of Education program is currently approved by the Higher Learning Commission to be offered at our campus. We are currently seeking approval to offer the entire program online (a process which has been delayed by COVID-19). We cannot guarantee that you can complete this program online until the HLC process is complete. However, accreditation will apply retroactively to graduates, even if the institution is in candidacy status at this time.

Course Spotlight:

EDUC 555 Designing Instruction for Successful Learning

This course will explore critical strategies for successful inclusive teaching practices that support all learners. Participants will refine their understanding of culturally responsive educational design as they develop complex student learning profiles, research accessible curricular programs and prepare teaching plans for successful learning. Data from individual student assessment will form the basis on which profiles are developed and plans are designed. Course foci will include reading and interpreting assessment data, developing learning profiles that reflect patterns of strengths and weaknesses, preparing or interpreting intervention-specific IEPs, and designing student-centered, evidence-based instructional plans.

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EDUC 556 Perspectives, Programs & Policies: Developing Inclusive Schools

How do educators develop and sustain a culturally responsive and inclusive school culture? What is a vision of Christ-centered educational programs and services where all students flourish? Educators in this course will trace the historical, ethical, political, religious, and research literature on policies, programs and practices of inclusive school communities. Through literature, policy, and field case analysis, they will learn about societal and community perspectives and develop skills and dispositions related to program development, implementation, and evaluation that advocate for and respond to all learners and their stakeholders.


Master of Education Online: Literacy Concentration

Calvin University’s M.Ed. degree with a literacy concentration helps you develop skills in literacy research and curriculum development so you can impart the gift of reading to diverse learners of all ages.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes. Calvin University offers many scholarships and grants. In fact, 99% of new Calvin students receive scholarships and/or grants that don’t need to be repaid. Find out more about financial aid options.

Each program is different, but we strive to be as flexible as possible when helping you achieve your goals. For more information, contact us.

While our curriculum is taught from a Christian perspective, being a Christian is not required to apply to Calvin University.

Yes. You must choose between the literacy concentration and the inclusion specialist concentration.

You can visit us! Calvin University is in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

To apply for admission, follow this process:

Step 1: Fill out our application form.

Step 2: Complete your application file, including all program-specific requirements.

Step 3: Request official transcripts from each undergraduate or post-graduate institution you have attended.

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