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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

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    Congratulations to our Graduates!

    In Photo: Pornchompoo Suwanrut, Jess Cross, Christy Zheng, Danielle Nordin, Julia Manna, Leigh Ercole, Christina Wang, Lydia Lawanson, CJ Lee, Rachel Pellegrini


TC Elementary Inclusive Education

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A talk on the school-to-prison pipeline with Dr. Crystal Laura and Bill Ayers is scheduled for Thursday, April 2nd at 6:30 pm in the Cowin Auditorium. The discussion will be centered on Crystal’s new book, “Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison Pipeline.” In the book, she narrates and analyzes her brother’s experience in […]

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Location Update! The Student Teacher Info Session willbe at Horace Mann 138 NOT Horace Mann 424 Learn more about what to expect during your upcoming student teaching experience. Click on the link below for more details about the information session on Tuesday March 10th. StudentTeachersInfoSession.3.10.15   Related Posts Who We Are Part Time After School […]

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Brand new 2014 children’s books will be outside of ZB 308 at 3:15 today. They will be available first come first served. Related Posts Complete survey for student research project – chance to win gift card Upcoming Teacher Certification Exam Stimulations Call for Proposals: 2015 Diversity in Research and Practice NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF […]

Monday, March 02, 2015

Students pursuing the Dual certification (current student teachers only) and the Special Inclusive Elem Ed are invited to attend a CSE Info Session for Fall 2015 on Wednesday, March 11! See the following PDF with event details: CSEInfoSession.3.11.15 Related Posts Library Resources for MSTU 4000, Core Seminar: Communications, Computing, & Technology in Education Human Development […]

Thursday, February 26, 2015

MAY 8, 2015 RESTORATIVE PRACTICES (BUILDING COMMUNITY AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE) CONFERENCE FOR SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION, K12 SCHOOLS, and COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Lehman College, CUNY In Mid-February, Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Faria announced a new initiative to redefine the K-12 Discipline Code from a punishment-based model to a more restorative justice-based model. Our gathering will […]

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."