Since its inception in 2004, the Preservice Elementary Inclusive Education Program has served as a critical space of reflection and learning for pre-service teachers to imagine elementary school communities premised on equity and justice, and to develop the curricular and pedagogical skills to realize that vision. To learn more about our stance on schooling, teaching and learning, read our program philosophy, co-written by Elementary Inclusive faculty members.
Our 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 with Initial Certification in Childhood Education and Teaching Students with Disabilities for grades 1-6. Upon completing the program, graduates can also apply for teacher certification in states other than New York. Many secure teaching positions elsewhere in the U.S. as well as in international contexts.
For more information about our programs, please explore our Degrees and Requirements page.