Special Education M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Cavalier, Meghan

Second Reader

Erin Wanat


Inclusive education has been on the rise in recent years. Now more than ever, students with and without disabilities are in the same classroom, learning together, and creating positive relationships with each other. Inclusive education has not always been this prevalent, and there are still barriers that make it challenging for students with and without disabilities to experience inclusivity. When the barriers to inclusive education can be overcome, teachers have a big responsibility to ensure students are getting the best experience in the inclusive classroom. With the proper training and support, teachers are able to provide students with what they need to be successful, and this will help the students transition into adulthood. The literature review sought to analyze the social benefits of inclusion for students in special education. The research found was promising, but future implications could look further into the experience of the student’s transition to adulthood and what the students thought was beneficial in the inclusive classroom.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis