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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 Elementary Inclusive Education

Thursday, February 26, 2015

MAY 8, 2015 RESTORATIVE PRACTICES (BUILDING COMMUNITY AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE) CONFERENCE FOR SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION, K12 SCHOOLS, and COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Lehman College, CUNY In Mid-February, Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Faria announced a new initiative to redefine the K-12 Discipline Code from a punishment-based model to a more restorative justice-based model. Our gathering will […]

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Online Teacher Application is required for all teaching candidates seeking positions in New York City public schools. For detailed information and to apply, click here to learn more. Upcoming New York City Department of Education Recruiting Webinars! Please click here to register in advance. The New York City Department of Education is committed to […]

Thursday, February 26, 2015

2015 Diversity in Research and Practice Conference Conference Theme: “Bridging the Gap: Uniting Agents of Change Keynote Speaker: Pedro Noguera The Teachers College, Columbia University Black Student Network (BSN) Call for Proposals is our request for research proposals for the 6th Annual Diversity in Research and Practice Conference to be held on Saturday, April 25th, […]

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Britt will be hosting a FREE community event that takes place at the New York Historical Society on Friday, March 6. You must be able to arrive to the museum by 9:45 a.m. and the event ends at 12p.m. This includes the tour, plus a packet of curriculum materials and an educator pass for free […]

Monday, February 23, 2015

  Teacher Certification Exam Simulation NYSTCE Practice Tests Online practice tests are available for free to TC students. Practice tests can be done independently or with a buddy during the test simulation. Each practice test offers: Full-length test simulation Immediate feedback on your performance for the multiple-choice questions Sample written responses for the constructed-response assignments […]


What Our Students Say

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    "Even though I am learning the difficulties of being a teacher, I am also gaining a deeper appreciation of the joys involved in teaching. There is nobody more courageous than a child that raises his hand to answer a question even though he is not certain if he is correct. When he gives an incorrect answer, he is not discouraged. He does not stop raising his hand because he did not give the right answer. Instead, he is the first student to raise his hand to give the answer for the next question."