Inclusive Classrooms: A Learning Support Team Framework for Private Schools

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2 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

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The purpose of this mini course is to empower private school educators and school leaders with the knowledge and practical tools needed to successfully implement a Learning Support Program within an MTSS framework. By participating in this course, you will not only gain a comprehensive understanding of the key components and structures necessary for building an inclusive and effective support system for all students, but you will also receive immediate access to a wealth of ready-to-use resources.

These resources include complete learning support program documentation, such as customizable forms, detailed checklists, and ready-made agendas. These tools are specifically designed to expedite and simplify the process of creating and managing your private school's learning support program. They can be implemented right away, helping you make a positive impact on your school and students right away.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers or administrators in a private school setting (preferably teams of at least 2-3) and educators who are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible learning experiencing for every student.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X704X – 001 01 Jan 202431 Dec 2024 2 $158

Inclusive Classrooms: A Learning Support Team Framework for Private Schools

01 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
Credit Validation

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: December 31, 2024 (11:59pm PT)

What You Will Learn

  • Define the concept of inclusion in an educational context
  • Identify the key principles and benefits of inclusive education, including an overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Explain what MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) is and why it's a critical foundation for a learning support program
  • Identify the key components of the MTSS framework
  • Understand the connection between MTSS and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Identify various support structures within a school that contribute to successful inclusive education
  • Understand the role of school leadership in promoting inclusive practices
  • Recognize the importance of collaboration between general educators and learning support personnel
  • Describe the steps involved in a learning support process grounded in the principles of MTSS
  • Recognize how to individualize support for students with diverse needs
  • Identify next steps for implementing a site-based learning support program


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The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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