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Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Science Education Program, Grades 5-12


The Department of Education and Human Development offers an Adolescence Inclusive Education Program that includes initial dual certification in Adolescence Science (major in biology, chemistry, earth science or physics), Grades 5-12 and Students with Disabilities Generalist, Grades 7-12.

Education is not an academic major at Brockport.  Specific advisement is provided for both the academic major and the certification program. Students should contact the Department of Education and Human Development about educational certification requirements and their academic department about major and General Education requirements as early as possible when planning their programs.

Admission to the Program

In order to begin this program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 45 credits of college-level work
  • Completion of, or in progress, 12-15 credits in a science major (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics)
  • Cumulative GPA > 2.5 earned in content major courses at Brockport
  • Cumulative GPA > 2.5 earned at Brockport and prior college(s)
  • Three recommendations: two recent college professor and professional recommendation (volunteer or work experience)
  • Enrollment in one of the approved academic majors
  • Submission of application essay

Program Requirements

All EDI courses require a minimum grade of "C+." PSH 484 and PRO 370 require a minimum grade of "C."

Teacher candidates are responsible for their own transportation for all off-campus field experiences, including student teaching.

General Education Requirements

Teacher candidates must meet the General Education requirements in effect at the time of matriculation.

Pre-professional Preparation: Academic Major

Teacher candidates seeking certification in Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Science (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics) Education must formally declare a major in one of the four approved science majors and successfully complete all requirements for the major:

Pre-professional Preparation: Generalist Cognates

Professional Preparation: Education Coursess


  • *: PSH 484, PRO 370 and EDI 413 may be taken prior to program acceptance.
  • **: EDI 447, 467, and 414 require a 50-hour field experience beyond class time.
  • ***: EDI 430 Can be completed in any phase prior to Phase 4.
  • All pre-professional cognates and professional courses in Phases 1-3 must be completed prior to student teaching


Students who complete this program are eligible for the College’s recommendation for New York State certification. Program completion and submission of the recommendation request form are also required to secure the College’s recommendation. Additional New York state certification requirements must be satisfied to earn certification. Students are advised to consult the Brockport Certification Office.

Department of Education and Human Development

Department Chair: Sue Robb
Location: Brown 282
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Phone: (585) 395-2205
Fax: (585) 395-2172

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