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The Childhood Inclusive Education Program offers initial dual certification in Childhood and Students with Disabilities in grade 1-6. Teacher candidates with dual certification are qualified to teach in general and special education/inclusive classrooms in grade 1-6.

Childhood Inclusive Education

Effective fall 2015 students entering the college must meet the SUNY Board of Trustees additional requirements for admission to teacher preparation programs. As a result of these additional requirements, the Department of Education and Human Development has replaced the program application with a Declaration of Enrollment form. The Declaration of Enrollment form serves as notification that a student is enrolled in an EHD Program and must complete a series of program pre-requisites in order to begin taking professional EDI courses (except EDI 413 Introduction to Special Education), after meeting the following:

  • At least 36 credit hours of college level coursework
  • Declaration of an approved academic major for Childhood
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative Brockport grade point average and a minimum of 2.5 grade point average in the major to maintain enrollment in an EHD program
  • You must apply and be admitted to the college prior to submitting a declaration of enrollment form
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Recommended Courses in the Freshman Year

First Semester     Second Semester
  • Foreign Language*
  • HST 110, 211 or 212
  • Field Natural Science BIO111 or
  • Earth Science Course GEL 100, ESC 195, or GEP 115
  • Foreign Language*
  • NAS 273 Intro to Physical Science

* Students who are continuing study in foreign language begun in high school are highly encouraged to take the Foreign Language Placement Exam . The foreign language requirement for the Childhood Inclusive Education Program can be met by successful completion of one year of college level study of the same language (112 level) or its equivalent with a minimum grade of “C.” Sign Language may also be used to meet this requirement.


Recommended Courses in theSophomore Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • ESC 102 Elem . of Geography
  • MTH 113 Math Elem . Teachers I
  • PRO 370 Health and Drug Education
  • PSH 384 Child . Psychology
  • MTH 114 Math Elem . Teachers II
  • EDI 413 Intro to Special Education


Pre-professional Liberal Arts Cognate Courses

The following Liberal Arts Cognate Courses may meet requirements in the major and/or general education courses . These courses can be completed prior to program acceptance and are required for the Childhood Inclusive Program. As noted above most cognate courses are recommended courses for freshmen and sophomores and may meet requirements in the major and/or general education. All Liberal Arts Cognate Courses must be completed prior to the student teaching semester.

  • Foreign Language—Equivalent of one year of the same language or completion at the 112 level with a grade of C . American Sign Language is acceptable.

  • English - 2 courses
    ENG 396 Children’s Literature, 3 credits
    ENG XXX English Advanced Writing Course, 3 credits
    Choose from: ENG 210, 303, 305, PBH 306 (PBH majors), or HST 390 (HST majors)

  • Mathematics - 2 courses
    MTH 113 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I, 3 credits
    MTH 114 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II, 3 credits

  • Sciences--2  courses
    NAS 273 Investigations in the Physical Sciences, 4 credits
    GEL 100 Our Earth, or BIO 111 Principles of Biology, or ESC 195 Natural Disasters or GEP 115 Science & Society, 3-4 credits

  • Social  Sciences - 2 courses
    ESC 102 Elements of Geography, 3 credits
    HST 211 Early America or HST 212 Modern America, or HST 110 Survey of American History (non-History majors), 3 credits 

PSH 384 Child Psychology, PRO 370 Health and Drug Education require a minimum grade of “C.” EDI 413 Introduction to Special Education requires a minimum grade of “C+.” These courses are part of the Childhood Inclusive Professional Sequence, but may be taken prior to program acceptance.

Approved Academic Majors

Education is not a major at the College. It is recommended that students begin courses in an academic major.

  • Interdisciplinary Arts for Children
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • French
  • Geology
  • Consumer Health
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Spanish Track II

Last Updated 8/19/19

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