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Elementary Inclusive Education

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Welcome to Elementary Inclusive Education

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    The Preservice Program in Elementary Inclusive Education is both a graduate program and a professional course of study. This rigorous academic program is designed primarily for those who have no (or minimal) formal preparation or coursework in education and are beginning their study of teaching. The program leads to an M.A. degree and New York State teacher certification. Upon completion of the program, graduates can also apply for teacher certification in states other than New York, and many secure teaching positions elsewhere in the U.S. as well as internationally.

    There are two main components to the program: course work and student teaching. All M.A. students have a five-year candidacy period in which to complete their degree program.

    Learn more about the program


Spotlight On Our Students

  • Congratulations 2013 Graduates!

    Congratulations to our Graduates!



    In photo: Kismeth Caminero and Jeremy De Nieva




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TC Elementary Inclusive Education

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Professor Oyler is canceling office hours on Thursday, 4/24, however, you may reach her by email.  <co74 at tc dot edu> Related Posts Professor Oyler’s office hours Professor Oyler’s Office Hours Prof. Oyler’s office hours for 4/3/14 Prof. Oyler’s Office Hours for 12/12/13 Professor Oyler’s office hours

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

80% of NYC public schools are functionally inaccessible. Join us to discuss issues of access and plan actions to disrupt exclusionary practices in New York City schools on Wednesday, April 30 from 7:15-9:00 in Thompson 229. Register at Eventbrite <http://agitatingforaccessibility.eventbrite.com>.  Contact <frankholcomb9 at gmail dot com> with any questions. Related Posts AGITATING FOR ACCESS – ...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Core will start in Choice Time groups and then move to 179 GDH for two guest speakers on advice re the Common Core for beginning teachers. For some very basic background information, you may want to check these two sources out: Teacher blogger Anthony Cody critiquing the standards: http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2013/11/common_core_standards_ten_colo.html New York State Commissioner of Education, ...

Monday, April 21, 2014

“The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter” is a FREE exhibit sponsored by The New York Public Library.  Thomas Schrader (student teacher) saw it at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at the Gottesman Exhibition Hall in Bryant Park.  It runs now until September 7th. Part of the exhibit touches on the influence of more ...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Professor Oyler will not be holding office hours today, Thursday, April 17th as she has to attend her daughter’s IEP meeting. She will be available by email should you want to schedule a Skype meeting or telephone call. Related Posts Prof. Oyler’s Office Hours for 12/12/13 Professor Oyler’s office hours Professor Oyler’s office hours Professor ...


What Our Students Say

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    "I am beginning to think that one way in which I can be more helpful in creating a classroom environment where no one is excluded is simply by getting to know the strengths, passions, and unique backgrounds of each of the students. (As I write that I realize it sounds like a very tall order.) I decided to use fifteen minutes that the students are allotted for snacktime as an opportunity to discover things about my students."