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Teachers College, Columbia University
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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!



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TC Inclusive Programs

Friday, February 12, 2016

Application Due: March 1, 2016 Apply Now Free Tuition and Stipend Provided A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Artsis a two-week NEH Summer Scholars Institute for K-12 teachers to examine the high regard for poetry and its relationship to music and to the art of the book in Muslim cultures. The […]

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Please click the link to get more information about the job opportunity at Hudson Guild: Ed Supervisor Job Posting Related Posts TESOL K-12 position opening at Teachers College, Columbia University Job opportunity at PS 24 Job opportunity at International Academy of Hope for Special Ed Teacher Employment opportunities with The Boys’ Club of New […]

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

March 9th, 3:00-4:00. We need one student who is in Core or has completed Core who is able to speak to a panel of evaluators about how preservice teacher learning is assessed in our program (student teaching evals, student teaching portfolio, major assignments for Core). March 23, 3:00-4:00. We need a small group of students […]

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

America to ZanzibarEducator Open House Monday, February 29thfrom 4pm-6pm Children’s Museum of Manhattan Designed to help children become culturally competent global citizens, this exhibit offers an immersive experience in the sights, sounds, and stories of Muslim communities in our city, our country, and around the world. During the Open House, our expert educators will share […]

Friday, February 05, 2016

The Cathedral School, a small independent school located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is searching for a full-time earlychildhood leave replacement teacher beginning March 15, 2016. We will consider all qualified candidates including those working towards a Masters degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. December graduates are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover […]


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."