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
Effective fall 2015 students entering the college must meet the SUNY System Board of Trustees additional requirements for admission to teacher preparation programs. As a result of these admission 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
- Transfer students must apply and be admitted to the college and be eligible to register for classes prior to submitting a declaration of enrollment form.
- Declaration of an approved academic major for Adolescence
- Minimum 2.5 cumulative Brockport grade point average and prior college to maintain enrollment in an EHD Program
- Completion or in progress of at least 15 credits in the academic major with a minimum 2.5 cumulative Brockport grade point average in the major
- Submit a declaration of enrollment form by February 15 for best consideration for a fall semester start and September 15 for best consideration for a spring semester start.
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
*Mathematics and science cognates can be covered through major requirements and corequisites.
- Foreign Language
- One year of college-level study or its equivalent of a language other than English with a minimum grade of “C” at the 112 level. American Sign Language can be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Two courses, ENG 112 or above
- Two courses, MTH 111 or above
- Science: any TWO courses from (at least one with lab):
- Social Studies: TWO courses:
Professional Preparation: Education Courses
- Phase 1
- EDI 447 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in Science**
- EDI 431 Language Skills in the Middle and High School Content Area I
- EDI 413 Introduction to Special Education*
- PSH 484 Adolescence*
- PRO 370 Health and Drug Education for Teacher Candidates*
- Phase 2
- EDI 467 Teaching Science Inclusively**
- EDI 430 Education and Society***
- EDI 432 Language Skills in the Middle and High School Content Areas II
- Phase 3
- EDI 414 Methods in Special Education**
- EDI 419 Assessment in Special Education
- Phase 4: Student Teaching with Seminar (12 credits)
- EDI 475 Practicum in Inclusive Adolescence Education and Seminar
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA): Students are also required to complete DASA training for program completion.
- *: 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 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.