Education: Inclusive Childhood

Students who are interested in teaching at the childhood level (grades 1-6) may major in Inclusive Childhood Education.

Classification: Major
Degree: Bachelor of Science

Students who major in Inclusive Childhood Education will be able to teach both general and special education classrooms, grades 1-6, after successfully completing the required courses, student teaching, and passing the required New York State Certification Exams. This major provides a strong base in current, effective pedagogy rooted in methods courses and over 200 hours of field-based practical experience that develop Wells College students into reflective, knowledgeable, and compassionate educators.

The number of courses required for the major is 18 (60-61 semester hours).

Required Courses

All of the following (60-61 sem. hrs.)

  • EDUC 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 215 Issues in Multicultural and English Language Learner Education (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 216 The Inclusive Classroom (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 217 Inclusive Methods Practicum (1 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 225 Technology in the Classroom (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 226 Building Classroom Community (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 290/390 Internship in Education (2-4 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 301 Primary Literacy and Diverse Learners (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 302 Literacy for Diverse Upper Elementary Classrooms (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 304 Inclusive Instruction and Assessment (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 307 Teaching Students with Disabilities (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 308 Students with Disabilities Practicum (1 sem. hr.) *
  • EDUC 309 Inclusive Elementary Methods Practicum (1 sem. hr.) *
  • EDUC 350 Elementary Methods: Teaching Social Studies and Science (4 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 402 Elementary Methods: Teaching Mathematics (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 408 Student Teaching Reflective Seminar (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 410 Student Teaching: Preparation and Analysis (12 sem. hrs.)
  • PSY 210 Child Development (3 sem. hrs.)
  • PSY 340 Psycholinguistics (3 sem. hrs.)

    * Field Experience 1 sem. course

Multi-Subject Core Requirements

In addition to the education core, students must complete at least 30 credit-hours across the liberal arts. 

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