The Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education is offered by the Departments of Psychology (HUSS) and International & Comparative Education (GSE). This Diploma is designed as a one-year (two semester) program. This proposed graduate diploma focuses on inclusive education, which is about how schools, classrooms, programs, and activities are developed and designed so that all students of different abilities and backgrounds can effectively learn and participate together. Students with learning difficulties and other challenges should not be segregated, stigmatized, or excluded from educational opportunities, and students who are gifted and talented should not have their potential constrained by the academic system. Relevant and adequate education for all learners is a human right, under the Convention for the Rights of Disabled Persons and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (both of which Egypt has ratified). In addition, the Egyptian Constitution also guarantees access to appropriate educational opportunities for students with learning disabilities and those who are gifted (Articles. 81 & 82, 2014). The proposed program is unique in the region because it is jointly offered by the Departments of International & Comparative Education and Psychology, with interdisciplinary perspectives enhancing the theory and methods taught. This will provide students with broader well-rounded skills, attract students from both education and psychology sectors, and open up diverse job and educational pathways for graduates. This Graduate Diploma could be a stepping stone towards a future masters or doctorate for educators who wish to develop a more specialized level of expertise.
All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree. Applicants should have at least two years relevant fulltime work experience. Admission is competitive, and dependent on a successful interview.
Courses (18 credit hours)
Course work for the Graduate Diploma requires the completion of 18 credits as follows:
18 credits Required / 6 courses
PSYC 520/5205 - Psychology in the Schools (3 cr.)
EDUC 541/5204 - Human Development & Learning Theory (3 cr.)
EDUC 557/5234 - Reaching Diverse and Underserved Learners (3 cr.)
PSYC 000/5255 - Assessment and Evaluation for Learning Enrichment (3 cr.)
EDUC 000/5238 - Programs and Environments for Inclusive Education (3 cr.)
PSYC 000/5265 - Applied Projects in Inclusive Education (3 cr.)