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Elementary Inclusive Education

Elementary Inclusive Education

The Department of Curriculum & Teaching

Application Information

Requirements:

Acceptance to the program requires strong academic credentials, articulate and thoughtful writing, strong and relevant professional or academic references, and a clear fit between program goals and the goals expressed by the applicant. At a minimum, applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or above and evidence a commitment to educational equity and diversity. We look for prior experience working with children.  Although the Governor of New York State had recently demanded that all teacher education programs include GRE scores at the point of admission, we in the Inclusive Education Programs do not use these scores for determining who is a match for our program. Thus, you are required to submit a score, but please know we will not consider it when weighing your application.

Application Procedures & Deadlines:

Obtain an application from the Teachers College catalogue or apply online at www.tc.edu/apply. Please note the following information on your application:

  • Program Code:ELEM - INIT, ELEM - DUAL, ELGF, SIEE or CUIS - IN (for the secondary program) (See Office of Teacher Education for details)
  • Program: Elementary & Secondary Inclusive Education - Preservice program
  • Degree: Masters of Arts
  • GRE's are required
  • November 1 (for Spring Semester Admission)
  • January 15 Priority Deadline (for Fall Semester Admission)
  • April 15 Final Deadline (for Fall Semester Admission) - Students admitted for April 15th deadline are not guaranteed a student teaching placement in the fall.
Transfers:

Students who are currently Teachers College students and would like to be a part of the Elementary & Secondary Inclusive Program must follow the same procedures as all prospective students since a program transfer is treated exactly the same as any applicant.

Student Aid:

Students should consult the Student Aid Office (212-678-3714) for information regarding scholarship deadlines, appropriate forms, and all other financial aid matters.

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