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Inclusive Special Education + Primary Education (K-5)

Bachelor of Science in Education


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Foster Inclusive Education

Study critical issues in educating ALL students. You’ll learn to promote full inclusivity through principles of Universal Design for Learning, Presumption of Competence, Person-Centered Planning, and Self-Advocacy. Design effective teaching and learning strategies and cultivate 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 dual licensure student at Miami, you will take courses in inclusive teaching methods and supporting all learners holistically. Miami's special education program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Education with Ohio dual licensure in primary and special education. Some of the courses you will take in this major include:

  • TCE 191 Threshold Concepts of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry
  • EDP 256 Psychology of the Exceptional Learner
  • EDL 318A Teacher Leadership and School Organization
  • EDP 458 Methods I – Learners with Mild to Moderate Needs
  • EDP 478 Collaboration and the Law in Special Education

At Miami, there is something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

With licenses in both general and special education, you'll be able to educate all children. 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

Delve into the student experience, discover add-on certificates, and explore our accessible classroom technology.

Teachers prepare, motivate, encourage, and inspire.

Why Teach?
  • Hear from Students

    Students share their classroom experiences, emphasizing personal connections, real discussions, and the joy of shaping young minds. Discover the profound impact of student teaching and why choosing education at Miami is a life-changing decision.

    Watch our students' experience video
  • Add-On Certificates

    Become more marketable with add-on certificates. From Remote Teaching for K12 to the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) endorsement certificate, check out the various 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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