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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


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  • Congratulations 2013 Graduates!

    Congratulations to our Graduates!



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TC Elementary Inclusive Education

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Preservice Office will be closed for the holiday until Monday, Jan. 5. If you have immediate questions, please email the acting program coordinator, Sarah Schlessinger, at schlessinger at tc dot columbia dot edu.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Here is an article written in response to Eric Garner and other ongoing current events in NYC. It’s about the power and myth behind the word “minority” and how we should consider alternative forms of protest for sustainability around race & equity talks in education. Critical pedagogy. Who+Speaks+With+the+Youth

Friday, December 19, 2014

Required Spring Texts for C&T4124 (Hamre, Price-Dennis, and Schlessinger sections) Hi everyone, You’ll find our three required texts below. Please read Race in the Schoolyard before the first Core class onJanuary 20. Greene, R. W. (2008). Lost at school. New York, NY: Scribner. Lewis, A. E. (2003). Race in the schoolyard: Negotiating the color line […]

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Star Academy PS 63, located on 121 E. 3rd Street in the East Village, has 3 job openings: 1) SETTS Teacher, K-5 starting immediately. 2) 1st Grade, ICT, Special Education maternity leave starting in March (they are awesome and the general education teacher is amazing!) 3) School Psychologist Interested folks can send a cover letter […]

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

TC CAREER SERVICES PRESENT GRADUATE SCHOOL FELLOWSHIPS EDUCATION PIONEERS Recruiting for: Graduate School Fellowships (internships or full time) Application Deadline: December 15, 2014 The Priority Round deadline is December 15, 2014-70% of the cohort is usually selected from the Priority Round. Attend a Webinar! The Education Pioneer Graduate School Fellowship matches talented graduate students with […]


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."