Teacher-Led Inclusive Practice

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3 Units
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Course Description

Credit Validation for USD Johnson Education Fellows Program Participants Only

Johnson Family Fellows Program Goals

  1. To positively influence the attitudes teachers have about teaching students with disabilities.
  2. To provide teachers with tools for talking about disability, for creating inclusive environments, and for supporting students in their schools.
  3. To empower teachers to share their attitudes and knowledge with colleagues in order to promote inclusion throughout their schools.
  4. To enable cross-collaboration with teachers/professionals at other school sites to strengthen support systems and enrich practice.

This program will introduce you to the tenets of Disability Studies in Education, help deepen your understanding of asset-based teaching practices for supporting students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms, and support you to become a leader in your own school communities. You will reflect on your teaching practices, assess your school's practice, learn how cultural and social contexts influence students' achievement and behavior, and create support networks for colleagues. You learn to distinguish between medical and social models of disability, to use cultural reciprocity ad Universal Design for Learning, to plan a "Beyond Awareness" event, and create a plan for sharing your knowledge with colleagues.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education to K-12 educators who want to be leaders of inclusion efforts at their schools. Participants can gain or practice their leadership skills in providing professional development and support to other teachers. Participants also have an opportunity to build a network of colleagues within the county.


  • Be a teacher with a minimum of 2 years' teaching experience
  • Have demonstrated an interest in developing professionally and becoming teacher leaders and change agents at your school site
  • Have shown a commitment to a long-term engagement with issues of equity and diversity

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Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X749Q – 007 26 Jun 202305 Jul 2024 3 $237

Teacher-Led Inclusive Practice

26 Jun 202305 Jul 2024
Credit Validation
In Person Online
Suzanne Stolz
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EDC-X749Q – 007 – Teacher-Led Inclusive Practice

Number of Sessions: 6

Type Date Time Location Instructors
Online 01 Jul 2023 to 05 Jul 2024
In Person Mon Jun 26, 2023 8:30AM – 4:00PM TBD, TBD
In Person Tue Jun 27, 2023 8:30AM – 4:00PM TBD, TBD
In Person Wed Jun 28, 2023 8:30AM – 4:00PM TBD, TBD
In Person Thu Jun 29, 2023 8:30AM – 4:00PM TBD, TBD
In Person Fri Jun 30, 2023 8:30AM – 4:00PM TBD, TBD

Course Dates and Times: June 26, 2023 – July 5, 2024

June 26 (8:30am-4:00pm)
June 27 (8:30am-4:00pm)
June 28 (8:30am-4:00pm)
June 29 (8:30am-4:00pm)
June 30 (8:30am-4:00pm)

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 courses after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through:  June 26, 2023 (11:59pm P2T)

What You Will Learn

  • Use the social model to define disability and place disability in the context of valued diversity
  • Engage in discussion about disability and the state of inclusion at their schools
  • Learn about cultural reciprocity, behavior support strategies and Universal Design for Learning instruction and plan to lead professional development with colleagues
  • Participate in a critique and response session with peers working in another school
  • Create materials/plans for teaching colleagues and present their progress and plans


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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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