Any teacher, administrator, or counselor who wants to meet
the academic and behavioral goals of every student by implementing a more
inclusive school environment can gain the knowledge, skills, and
confidence necessary through an online certification program offered by the San
Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE).
The Certificate in Inclusive Education program features
expert educators who have proven success with special education services and
"Besides the many resources and strategies my school
team gained, the experience opened up a door in all of our hearts for students
whose needs are specific,” said a recent participant. “We are now working
together for all student to learn alongside one another."
The flexible program is entirely online and runs from Feb.
11 to April 12. Register online by Feb. 1. The cost is $395 per person
or $295 per person for teams of three or more. Teams are recommended.
Participants can also earn three units of university credit through
a partnership between SDCOE and Brandman University.
The certification is especially relevant as schools develop
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). Any educator who works with students
with special needs would benefit from the certification, which focuses on
better serving students with special needs who are taught in general education
classrooms as well as systems and supports that benefit the whole school
The program features information and resources related to
curriculum, behavior support, collaborative practice, effective systems, and
content for leaders.