Education: Inclusive Childhood

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

Inclusive Childhood Education Major (Grades 1-6)

Required Courses

Education Core Requirements (60-61 sem. hrs.):

PSY 210 Child Development (3 sem. hrs.)*
PSY 340 Psycholinguistics (3 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 225 Technology in the Classroom (3 sem. hrs.)
EDUC 226 Building Classroom Community (3 sem. hrs.)
EDUC 301 Primary Literacy and Diverse Learners (3 sem. hrs.)
EDUC 302 Literacy for Diverse Upper Elementary Classrooms (3 sem. hrs.)
  EDUC 301 and 302 must be taken in sequence
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.)
Taken concurrently with student teaching
EDUC 410 Student Teaching: Preparation and Analysis (12 sem. hrs.)

      *PSY 101 General Psychology is a prerequisite for PSY 210 and PSY 340

One of the following (3-4 sem. hrs.):

EDUC 290 Internship in Education (3-4 sem. hrs.)
EDUC 390 Internship in Education (3-4 sem. hrs.)

Additional Requirements for Certification (see below)

Multi-Subject Core Requirements:
In addition to the education core students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours across the liberal arts. These credit hours may overlap with general college requirements and 6 of these credits may overlap with the chosen minor. The 30 liberal arts credits must address learning in the following areas and be approved by an education faculty advisor:

  • Artistic expression
  • Humanities
  • Concepts in history and social sciences
  • A language other than English
  • Written analysis and expression
  • Scientific and mathematical processes
  • Information retrieval
  • Communication skills

A Liberal Arts Minor:
Students must minor in one of the following areas of the liberal arts: anthropology, art history, biology, chemistry, economics, English, environmental science, First Nations and indigenous studies, global and international studies, history, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish, sustainability, or women’s and gender studies.

Certification-Related Seminars
New York State teacher certification process requires students to complete the following noncredit workshops, which are taken online for a nominal fee:

EDUC 001 Child Abuse Seminar
EDUC 003 Violence Prevention and Intervention Seminar
EDUC 004 Harassment Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention

In addition, fingerprinting must be completed and processed prior to student teaching (fee required).

New York State Certification Exams:
EAS (Educating All Students)
CST (Content Specialty Test)

  • Multi-Subject CST
  • Teaching Students with Disabilities 1-6 CST

TPA (Teacher Performance Assessment)

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