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Degree Requirements
Students in all programs complete one of the relevant academic majors as described on this website. Students in the 7-12 adolescence program major in one of the subject areas: Biology, Chemistry, English, French Studies, History, Mathematics, or Spanish.

Four-Year Programs - Inclusion Education and Special Education

Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2)
Forty-four credits, including student teaching
    EDUC 211 Education and Society (3 credits)
    EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
    EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools (1 credits)
    EDUC 321 Early Childhood Education in Inclusive Settings (3 credits)
    EDUC 322 Teaching Mathematics in Inclusive Settings (1-6) (3 credits)
    EDUC 323 Practicum I (3 credits)
    EDUC 324 Teaching Science and Social Studies in an Inclusive Setting (1-6) (3 credits)
    EDUC 325 Practicum II (3 credits)
    EDUC 326A Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom (3 credits)
    EDUC 328 Children/Adolescent Literature or (3 credits)
    EDUC 340 Introduction to Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 428 Assessment and Remediation of Literacy Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 430 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education (7 credits)
    COMM 210 Public Speaking (3 credits)
    PSYC 345 Child Psychology (3 credits)

Childhood (Grades 1-6):
Forty-four credits, including student teaching
    EDUC 211 Education and Society (3 credits)
    EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
    EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools (1 credits)
    EDUC 322 Teaching Mathematics in Inclusive Settings (1-6) (3 credits)
    EDUC 323 Practicum I (3 credits)
    EDUC 324 Teaching Science and Social Studies in an Inclusive Setting (1-6) (3 credits)
    EDUC 325 Practicum II (3 credits)
    EDUC 326A Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom (3 credits)
    EDUC 340 Introduction to Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 428 Assessment and Remediation of Literacy Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 431 Student Teaching in Childhood Education (7 credits)
    COMM 210 Public Speaking (3 credits)
    MATH 222 Mathematics for Elementary School (3 credits)
    PSYC 345 Child Psychology (3 credits)

Double Certification (Early Childhood and Childhood):
Fifty credits including student teaching in Early Childhood and Childhood:
Students pursue New York State certification in both areas. Fieldwork and coursework adjustments will be made with the Teacher Education advisor. The decision to pursue both certifications must be made during the second semester of sophomore year.

Childhood (Grade 1-6) plus Grades 7-9 Extension:
Forty-eight credits, including student teaching
    EDUC 211 Education and Society (3 credits)
    EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
    EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools (1 credits)
    EDUC 322 Teaching Mathematics in Inclusive Settings (1-6) (3 credits)
    EDUC 323 Practicum I (3 credits)
    EDUC 324 Teaching Science & Social Studies in an Inclusive Setting (1-6) (3 credits)
    EDUC 325 Practicum II (3 credits)
    EDUC 326A Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom (3 credits)
    EDUC 340 Introduction to Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 428 Assessment and Remediation of Literacy Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 431 Student Teaching in Childhood Education (7 credits)
    Appropriate Content Elective (Teaching Academic Subject) (3 credits)
    COMM 210 Public Speaking (3 credits)
    MATH 222 Mathematics for Elementary School (3 credits)
    PSYC 319 Childhood and Adolescene (3 credits)

Adolescence (Grades 7-12):
Thirty-one credits, including student teaching
    EDUC 211 Education and Society (3 credits)
    EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
    EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools (1 credits)
    EDUC 327 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom (3 credits)
    EDUC 340 Introduction to Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 36X Teaching Academic Subject (3 credits)
    EDUC 366 Practicum IV (2 credits)
    EDUC 425 Student Teaching in Secondary Education (7 credits)
    COMM 210 Public Speaking (3 credits)
    PSYC 346 Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)

NOTE - A major in a relevant academic area—Biology, Chemistry, English, French Studies, History, Mathematics or Spanish. History majors also take a course in Economics.

Adolescence (Grades 7-12) and Grades 5-6 Extension:

Thirty-five credits, including student teaching
    EDUC 211 Education and Society (3 credits)
    EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
    EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools (1 credits)
    EDUC 327 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom (3 credits)
    EDUC 340 Introduction to Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
    Appropriate Content Elective (Teaching Academic Subject) (3 credits)
    EDUC course related to the major (3 credits)
    EDUC 365 Practicum III (1 credits)
    EDUC 366 Practicum IV (2 credits)
    EDUC 425 Student Teaching in Secondary Education (7 credits)
    COMM 210 Public Speaking (3 credits)
    PSYC 319 Childhood and Adolescence (3 credits)

Dual Program—Special Education (Grades 1-6) and Childhood Education (Grades 1-6):
Students pursue New York State certification in both areas—Special Education (Grades-1-6 ) and General Education (Grades 1-6).
Fifty credits, including student teaching in Special and General Education
    EDUC 211 Education and Society (3 credits)
    EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
    EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools (1 credits)
    EDUC 322 Teaching Mathematics in Inclusive Settings (1-6) (3 credits)
    EDUC 323 Practicum I (3 credits)
    EDUC 324 Teaching Science and Social Studies in an Inclusive Setting (1-6) (3 credits)
    EDUC 325 Practicum II (3 credits)
    EDUC 326B Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom (3 credits)
    EDUC 427 Classroom Management and Social Skills Instruction (3 credits)
    EDUC 428 Assessment & Remediation of Literacy Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 340 Introduction to Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 431 Student Teaching in Childhood Education (7 credits)
    EDUC 450 Student Teaching in Special education 1-6 (3 credits)
    COMM 210 Public Speaking (3 credits)
    MATH 222 Mathematics for elementary School (3 credits)
    PSYC 345 Child Psychology (3 credits)

Dual Program—Students with Disabilities Generalist (Grades 7-12) and Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12)
Students pursue New York State certification in both areas—Special Education (Grades-7-12) and Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12).
47 credits, including student teaching in Special and General Education
    EDUC 211 Education and Society (3 credits)
    EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
    EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools (1 credit)
    EDUC 327 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom (3 credits)
    EDUC 340 Introduction to Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 360-364 (Methods course according to major) (3 credits)
    EDUC 365 Practicum III (1 credit)
    EDUC 366 Practicum IV (2 credits)
    EDUC 425 Student Teaching in Secondary Education (7 credits)
    EDUC 427 Classroom Management and Social Skills Instruction (3 credits)
    EDUC 428 Assessment & Remediation of Literacy Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 451 Student Teaching in Special Education Grades 7-12 (3 credits)
    EDUC 728 Teaching across the Content Areas: Pedagogy in
    English Language Arts and Social Studies
(3 credits)
    EDUC 729 Teaching across the Content Areas: 
    Pedagogy in Mathematics and Science
(3 credits)
    COMM 210 Public Speaking (3 credits)
    PSYC 346 Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
Note: A major in a relevant academic area—Biology, Chemistry, English, French Studies, History, Mathematics or is required. History majors should choose Economics as one of the Social Science core choices.

Students completing the Dual Adolescent Education program must consult closely with their academic and Education advisors to determine selection of core courses needed to fulfill New York State Department of Education (NYSED) requirements for certification. NYSED requires all students seeking Special Education Certification at the adolescent level to complete six credits in each of the following areas: English, History, Mathematics, and Science.