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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


TC Elementary Inclusive Education

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 ...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Registration for continuing students starts on Monday, April 28.  Speak to your advisor to make sure that you're on track for graduation. Email <preservice at tc dot edu> to get special permission if you're planning to take C&T 4000 or 4143 during the summer or fall semesters. New student teachers will receive registration information for ...

Friday, April 11, 2014

AGITATING FOR ACCESS Save the date! Join us on April 30th for a conversation about disabilities and access in public schools and the broader NYC community. When: Wednesday, April 30th at 7:15pm, directly following Core Where: Thompson 229 Contact < frankholcomb9 at gmail dot com > with any questions. Related Posts Screening of Pier Kids: ...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

For class on April 23 you will begin work in your choice time group at 4pm. Please report to the classroom where your choice time group meets. Related Posts Core 10.30.13 Core 11.6.13 Core, December 4 Core on 11.20.13 Core assignment

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."