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Elementary Inclusive Education

In the Department of Curriculum & Teaching

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Welcome to Elementary Inclusive Education

  • Welcome Message

    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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Historic Hudson Valley (HHV) has opportunities for education students to gain real-world teaching experience in a museum environment. Candidates will lead elementary and middle school students in field trips at three HHV sites: Philipsburg Manor, Van Cortlandt Manor, and Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, all located in Westchester County. Now accepting applications for training beginning in late […]

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Click here to view the spring office hours: Spring 2015 Office Hours Poster   To book an appointment, visit the following links: Molly Cutler – https://cutler.youcanbook.me/ Erica Colmenares – https://ericac.youcanbook.me/ Britt Hamre – https://bkh11.youcanbook.me/ Megan Lawless – https://mcl2136.youcanbook.me/ Katie Ledwell – https://katieledwell.youcanbook.me/ Katie Newhouse – walk-in only Detra Price-Dennis – https://docs.google.com/a/tc.columbia.edu/document/d/1VfBHxBltPfRY7USOdasHUlUg22IP3rgSaNBQnirIkpM/edit Sarah Schlessinger – https://schlessinger.youcanbook.me/ […]

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

If you graduated in October, February or will this upcoming May, please visit the convocation page for information about graduation activities. http://www.tc.columbia.edu/convocation/

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

We are looking for a loving and energetic babysitter to take care of our two daughters (2.5 and 8 months old). Ideally, we would like someone to come on Tuesday/Thursday afternoons and Wednesday mornings, but these hours are very flexible based on course/work schedules. The schedule would consist of approximately 10 hours a week with […]

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New student orientation for the Elementary Inclusive Preservice Program will take place on Tuesday, January 20 at 2:00pm in Grace Dodge Hall 273A. Please bring your student handbook, program planning sheet, and transcript if you have previously taken an Educational Foundations course. The registration PIN is 933366.


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."