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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 Inclusive Programs

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Graham School is a Special Act Public School District serving Title I students in grades K-12. The mission of the school district is to serve the highest-need students through a rich standards-based curriculum to close the achievement gap and inspire children to learn. The district offers a small class size with an 8:1:2 ratio, […]

Friday, April 29, 2016

Central Park East II, a small progressive school in East Harlem, is looking for a teacher with a substitute teaching license for a maternity leave position for their 6th grade for the remainder of the school year. Start date is ASAP. Role: -You will be mostly co-teaching in an ICT class, primarily during Math and […]

Friday, April 29, 2016

Are you interested in finding out about the MORE Caucus that is part of the NYC AFT teachers’ union? Come meet MORE leaders at TC on Monday May 2nd at 7 pm. Learn about the eventhere. Related Posts New York Historical Society Tour on March 6 Qualitative research funding workshop on Nov. 5 Pop up […]

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Please join us in an exploration of multicultural approaches to teaching young children. Open to ALL interested students. Relevant to anyone interested in teaching in early childhood and/or elementary settings. No pre-requisites required. It can be taken for 2 or 3 credits. Course meets on Fridays, 5/13-6/10 and on Monday, 6/13. C&T4114 Multicultural Approaches to […]

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

You are invited to attend (and spread the word) the May 6, 2016 Transformative Practices and Restorative Justice Conference at Lehman College. The Program is posted at bestrestorativepractices.com Hope to have you join us. *************************************************************************************** David C. Fletcher, PhD Department of Middle & High School Education School of Education Lehman College, CUNY Bronx, New York […]


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."