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Elementary Inclusive Education

In the Department of Curriculum & Teaching

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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!



    In photo: Kismeth Caminero and Jeremy De Nieva




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TC Inclusive Programs

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Registration for new students began on May 18. Email preservice at tc dot edu if you would like to request special permission to take C&T 4000 or C&T 4143 during the summer or fall semesters. Anyone planning to student teach in the fall must take both courses during the summer. Click here to get the […]

Friday, May 22, 2015

My school P.S./M.S. 29 is looking for some teachers to join our team, something I’m really happy to be a part of. As a first-year teacher coming out of the Elementary Inclusive Ed/Students with Disabilities program at TC, I couldn’t be more grateful to be at a school where I feel supported by the really […]

Friday, May 22, 2015

Citywide gifted and talented school is still seeking Teaching Assistants (paid and full time) Since the school is growing someone who is hired as a TA has a shot of becoming a teacher the following year. Must have completed their requirements for certification or currently be enrolled in a master’s program for education. School: PS […]

Friday, May 22, 2015

Please click the links below to read about opportunities with the GO Project. GO Summer Head Teacher Job Announcement GO Summer Enrichment Teacher Job Announcement 2015 Related Posts Job opportunity in Upper West Side Paid Summer Co-Head and Assistant Elementary Teaching Positions at TC TCCS: Elementary School Literacy Manager TCCS- Great Lakes Charter School Recruiting […]

Friday, May 22, 2015

The 2015 Sprout Film Festival will take place over the weekend of May 30 – May 31 at the SVA Theatre 333 West 23rd Street. This year we are honored to present 37 artistic and memorable films featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities from 8 countries in 7 unique programs. For the festival schedule […]


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."