Special Education M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Silmser, Lisa

Second Reader

Nathan Elliott


This literature review examines the different parts that are needed in order to create and maintain an inclusive classroom. The success of students in an inclusive classroom, both special education and general education students, can be affected negatively or positively depending on the teacher’s attitudes toward inclusion and the type of methodology that they use in their classrooms. For teachers to have the knowledge of what practices they should use in the classroom and form a positive attitude toward inclusion, they must have proper training. This training can include ongoing professional development, support from the administration, and training from a university. The professional development the teachers receive must include the teacher in the development and planning of it so it is relevant to the teachers and their classrooms.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis