High Leverage Practices to Promote Inclusion

The High Leverage Practices to Promote Inclusion graduate certificate responds to this critical and growing need for teachers to have appropriate support for serving all students in their classrooms, including students with disabilities, at-risk students, and typical learners.

Those who enroll in certificate program learn the practical tools to implement instructional changes that promote diversity and foster inclusivity in classrooms and within the school culture. Graduates come from a variety of backgrounds and fields and participate in active learning experiences using evidence-based inclusive practices for students.  High leverage practices (HLPs) are critical to helping students learn and for supporting students’ social and emotional development.  Field-based experiences are threaded throughout the program so candidates receive first-hand opportunities to translate research and theory into practice.

Ideal candidates for this Graduate Certificate include practicing teachers in

  • Areas such as elementary education or content area teachers at the middle or high school levels seeking knowledge and skills that will enhance their ability to serve all students within inclusive settings
  • Special education seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in this area. This certificate can be used as a stepping stone to the Master of Education in Special Education program, with a complete transfer of credits to the master’s program of study

Students who are currently enrolled in a master’s degree program through the Graduate School and who wish to pursue an approved graduate certificate program simultaneously must apply for admission to the certificate program before one-half of the required credits are completed.

Degrees offered: Graduate Certificate

Application deadline: Rolling

Test Required: None

Contact: Deborah Rooks-Ellis

Contact Email: deborah.l.rooks@maine.edu

Program Website: High Leverage Practices to Promote Inclusion