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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 picture: Danielle Nordin, Leigh Ercole, Robyn Fialkow, Hannah Ingram, Jess Cross

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TC Elementary Inclusive Education

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 ...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Lang School is a progressive K-8 school for twice exceptional (2e) learners. 2e learners present significant challenges requiring myriad strategies for reaching and connecting with them and for maximizing their opportunities for academic, social/emotional, and behavioral success.  We are looking for motivated and committed special education teachers to join our small, collaborative team full-time ...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Are you graduating this May or finishing up this summer? Do you want to teach in NYC DOE schools? Are you either 1) dually certified or 2) wanting to teach in a “high needs” school? If so, please send your name IMMEDIATELY to Claudia Atkinson at <preservice at tc dot edu>. You may be eligible ...


What Our Students Say

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    "I think the hardest aspect of teaching is making certain to meet the needs of every student. As a teacher, you are responsible for the education of the students. Parents have placed their trust into your hands. How does a teacher give a lesson to twenty-one different students sitting in one classroom? How does a teacher make certain that each student is learning?"