Inclusive Childhood Education
The Dual Certification/Dual Major Advantage
We believe all teachers should be equipped to teach all children, so as an undergraduate education candidate, you will work toward dual certification in general education and special education.
Our dual major requirement means that you will also earn a content-area major that is in every way identical to the content major of a non-education student. In other words, if you major in Inclusive Education and English, you willl graduate with the same English degree that non-education majors earn, leaving your career choices wide open.
Inclusive Childhood Education Overview
The Inclusive Childhood Education major will prepare you to be a highly capable and ethically responsible teacher who has the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach and reach all students effectively in childhood education (grades 1–6).
The Inclusive Childhood Education program will qualify you for a B.S. in Inclusive Childhood Education with New York State Initial Certifications in Childhood (1–6), Students with Disabilities (1–6), and Middle School Extension in the content area (7–9).
As an Inclusive Childhood Education major, you will also complete a second major in one of the following content areas:
- Mathematics (Statistics major)
- Social Studies (American Studies or History major)
If you choose a second liberal arts major other than one of these six, you must meet with the chairman of the Department of Undergraduate Inclusive Education to review your options.
The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most current Inclusive Childhood Education Program Requirements.