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Inclusive Special Education (K-12)

Bachelor of Science in Education


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Foster Inclusive Education

Study critical issues in educating students with mild/moderate and moderate/intensive needs. You’ll learn to promote full inclusivity through principles of Universal Design for Learning, Presumption of Competence, Person-Centered Planning, and Self-Advocacy.  Develop competence in designing effective teaching and learning strategies and cultivating a learning environment that promotes cooperation and socialization.

Contact Info

Genesis Ross, PhD
Academic Advisor
Department of Educational Psychology
127G McGuffey Hall,
210 E. Spring St., Oxford, OH 45056

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Curriculum and Courses

As a special education major at Miami, you will take courses in differentiating instruction and universal design for learning. Miami's special education program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Education with Ohio dual licensure in Mild to Moderate and Moderate to Intensive Disabilities. Some of the courses you will take in this major include:

  • EDT 190 Introduction to Education
  • EDP 256 Psychology of the Exceptional Learner
  • EDL 318A Teacher Leadership and School Organization
  • EDP 458 Methods I – Learners with Moderate to Intensive Needs
  • EDP 478 Collaboration and the Law in Special Education

At Miami, there is something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

With an Inclusive Special Education degree and a license, you'll be able to educate all children who qualify for services under the federal special education law. Positions in Transition Planning, Case Management, and other possibilities exist as well. Additionally, students who obtain additional education may choose to pursue roles in educational administration.

Additional Opportunities

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  • Hear from Students

    Students tell-all about the Inclusive Special Education program including what dual licensure means, what their field experiences were like, and the support they receive in the program.

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  • Add-On Certificates

    Become more marketable with add-on certificates. A four-course fully online Autism certificate and a four-course Teaching English language Learners (TELL) certificate are both options to increase your knowledge and enhance your resume.

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  • Accessible Classroom Technology

    Housed in McGuffey Hall, the Inclusive Classroom features universal design features researched and selected by students in our disability studies courses.

    Classroom Tour

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • Near 100% job placement rate

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data

Admissions and Aid

This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

Students declare a pre-major in the special education program at the time of university admission or as soon as possible. After declaring a pre-major, students must apply for acceptance to a cohort-a group of students selected to experience certain parts of the program together. Selection is limited for each cohort to ensure quality instruction; those applicants with the greatest potential for academic success are selected for each cohort. Admission to Miami University or to the College of Education, Health, and Society as a pre-major neither implies nor guarantees selection to a cohort.

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