On May 9, 2013, the D.C. Special Education Co-operative (“the Co-operative”) graduated the inaugural cohort of the INCLUDE DC program, a 3-credit graduate course in special education for classroom teachers working in inclusive DC charter schools.
“The INCLUDE DC course was designed to give teachers the specialized training necessary to accommodate students with disabilities in general education classrooms,” said Monica Lesperance, Deputy Director of the Co-operative and one of INCLUDE’s instructors. “Too often teachers are expected to differentiate lessons for students with disabilities without any formal training in special education. We designed INCLUDE DC to fill that void.”
The INCLUDE DC program is offered in partnership with the Catholic University of America and provides an affordable option for teachers who want to learn more about special education and refine their teaching practices to be more effective for all students. The Co-operative will offer the program again in the Fall semester. Register!