Can I major in Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education?
Teacher candidates seeking Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Certification must complete the Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education Program coursework in addition to one of the following academic majors: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, French, History, Mathematics, Physics, or Spanish. For information on dual science teacher certification, click here. The Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education Program is fully registered with the New York State Education Department and graduates meet all requirements for New York State Initial Certification.
Since I am accepted to The College at Brockport, am I
also accepted into the Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education Program?
A separate admissions application must be completed for education programs. Acceptance to the College does not guarantee acceptance to the Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education Program.
What are the program requirements?
See the Program Fact Sheet for this information.
When are applications reviewed? Where do I obtain
Program applications are reviewed twice each year: September 15 and February 15. Applications may be obtained from the Department of Education and Human Development (located in the Albert W. Brown), Undergraduate Admissions or Career Services (both located in the Rakov Center). You may also print an application: Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Application
If I apply and am not accepted, may I reapply?
Absolutely. The application you submitted will stay on file with the Department. If you wish to re-activate your application, the application, essay, transcripts, and letters of recommendation will be reviewed for the next application deadline.
If you wish to reactivate your application, you must e-mail the department your intention to do so. (email@example.com)
How is my application evaluated?
Faculty will review application criteria based on GPA, recommendations, quality of essay, and rank your application compared to other applicants.
How many applicants are accepted into the Adolescence
Inclusive Generalist Education Program?
Approximately 60 teacher candidates are selected for the Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education Program each semester. This includes both undergraduate students as well as graduate students in the Alternate Masters Program.
No more than 15 seats are available in each certification area. (For example, 15 seats for English, 15 seats for the Sciences etc.)
What are the chances I will be accepted into the
Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education Program at The College at Brockport?
Competition for the Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education Program is great. The greatest competition exists in the areas of English and Social Studies.
Although there are minimum program requirements (2.5 GPA, experience working with adolescents in a group setting, 45 hours of college-level coursework-12 of those 45 hours in the major area and recommendations), most teacher candidates accepted into the program exceed these minimum requirements. It is to your advantage to have a strong academic record above the minimum 2.5 GPA, excellent recommendations and solid experience working with adolescents in a group setting.
Once I am accepted in the program, when can I begin
taking my education courses?
Teacher candidates begin to take education courses based on the number of seats available in the program per semester and the individual teacher candidate's readiness to begin the program based on his/her academic preparation. Some teacher candidates may begin taking education courses the semester following program acceptance; some, however, delay at least one semester in order to finish necessary preparatory course work. The Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education Program Coordinator and department advisor review, plan, and monitor each teacher candidate's progress throughout the program.
How long will it take to complete the Adolescence
Inclusive Education Program?
The Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education Program takes 3-4 semesters to complete initial teacher certification requirements. During the first 2 semesters, teacher candidates may take other courses in addition to their education work. However, no additional courses should be taken during the final student teaching semester.
Will I need a car in order to meet the requirements
of the program?
Since there are 3 semesters of field work, teacher candidates must provide their own transportation to and from the schools. This can be accomplished through car pooling, however most teacher candidates have their own car for field experiences and student teaching.
Why should I consider The College at Brockport for teacher
preparation at the adolescence level?
Brockport's Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Teacher Certification Program is strong for the following reasons:
1. It was developed with input from public school teachers and administrators.
2. The faculty are caring, dedicated and highly-respected educators. Each faculty member in Adolescence Education teaches college-level courses, is in the schools on a weekly basis providing supervision to our teacher candidates, and is engaged in current research in the field of education.
3. Each teacher candidate is engaged in on-going field experiences in addition to academic preparation:
Two field experiences and 2 student teaching placements are required of each teacher candidate obtaining Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Certification at Brockport.
4. The program is rigorous, challenging and prepares its teacher candidates for the reality of teaching in the contemporary classroom and schools.
5. Employment opportunities are readily available to students via the College's Office of Career Services and the department.
How do I contact the Department of Education and
The Department of Education and Human Development is open daily from 8 AM-5 PM.
Summer hours (mid-May through mid-August) are from 8 AM-4PM.
Phone: (585) 395-2205
FAX: (585) 395-2172
Mail: 350 New Campus Drive
The College at Brockport
Brockport, New York 14420
The Department of Education and Human Development is located on the second floor of the Albert W. Brown Building.
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