Childhood Inclusive Major (BS)

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Description

Brockport's B.S. in Childhood Inclusive Education prepares candidates to teach in grades 1-6. Candidates study and prepare to teach a multiple disciplines in diverse settings, and are eligible for initial-level certification to teach in NYS public schools.

There are two tracks in the B.S. in Childhood Inclusive Education:

  • Multidisciplinary: Leads to dual certification: Childhood Education (1-6) & Students with Disabilities (1-6); or
  • Bilingual Multicultural: Leads to three certifications: Childhood Education (1-6), Students with Disabilities (1-6), & the Bilingual Extension.

Enrollment in the Program

Program Eligibility

Students will need to meet SUNY 3.0 GPA requirements for admission in one of the following ways:

First-year students must meet at least one of the following admissions criteria:

  • High School GPA of a B or better OR
  • High School Rank in top 30% OR 
  • SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing+Math) ≥ 1140 OR 
  • ACT ≥ 24 OR 
  • Brockport GPA ≥ 3.0 based on at least 12 credits

Transfer students must meet at least one of the following admissions criteria:

  • High School GPA of a B or better OR 
  • High School Rank in top 30% OR 
  • SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing+Math) ≥ 1140 OR 
  • ACT ≥ 24 OR 
  • Transfer GPA ≥ 3.0 based on at least 12 credits OR 
  • Brockport GPA ≥ 3.0 based on at least 12 credits

Students must also demonstrate preparation for entry into mathematics coursework at the 112 (or higher) level. Students entering the Bilingual Multicultural track must demonstrate preparation for entry into Spanish coursework at the 112 (or higher) level.

Program Requirements - Multidisciplinary Track (126 credits)

General Education & Multidisciplinary Coursework

  • GEP 100 Acad Planning
  • EDI 413 Intro Spec Ed
  • PRO 370 Health and Drug Ed
  • EDI 430 Education & Society
  • EDI 460 Childhood Dev. & Learning
  • Fine arts elective

English

  • ENG 112 College Composition
  • ENG 210 Creative Writing
  • ENG 396 Children's Literature

Languages Other than English

  • Foreign Lang. 111+
  • Foreign Lang. 112+

Mathematics

  • MTH 112 College Mathematics OR higher
  • MTH 113 Math for Elem. Teachers I
  • MTH 114 Math Elem Teach II
  • MTH 243 Elementary Statistics

Science

  • NAS 273 Inv Physical Sci
  • GEL 100 Our Earth
  • BIO 281 Elements of Human Biology
  • ESC 102 Elements of Geography
  • ENV 201 Intro to Environment. Sci

Social Studies

  • HST 201 Ancient World Seminar
  • ECN 100 Contemporary Economic Issues
  • HST 212 Seminar in Modern America
  • HST 311 Empire State

Social & cultural humanities (3cr); 3

Pick one:

  • AAS 235 African literature or
  • ENG 223 Modern World Literature or
  • ENG 240/241 American Literature I/II or
  • ENG 242 Legacies of Slavery in American Literature or
  • ENG 243 Immigration in Modern World Fiction and Film or
  • FCE 201 French Speaking World or
  • HST 211 Seminar in Early America or
  • HST 234 Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans: Colony, Nation, Race, Diaspora or
  • WMS 201 Little Women to Riot Girls: Girls' Studies or
  • WMS 302 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Disability Studies.

Social & cultural perspectives (6cr); 6

Pick two:

  • AAS 104 Institutional Racism or
  • AAS 113 Introduction to African American History or
  • AAS 271 / WMS 271 Gender, Race, Class or
  • AAS 360 Africa Today or
  • ANT 313 Culture & Disability or
  • DCC 315 Global Development or
  • DCC 320 Arts in Society or
  • EDI 450 Disability Studies in Education or
  • ENG 347 Major African American Novels or
  • ENG 348 Sex and Gender in Literary Theory or
  • ENG 355 Disability Studies and American Literature or
  • FCE 420 Multiculturalism in the US or
  • HST 234 Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans: Colony, Nation, Race, Diaspora or
  • SOC 412 Sociology of Education or
  • WMS 365 LGBTQ Culture or
  • WMS 409 Feminist Theory or
  • WMS/FCE/EDI 458 Women and Education in the Arab World

Phase 1

  • EDI 462 Inquiry into Learning
  • One of the following: 3
    • EDI 421 Tchg & Assess. Eng. Lang. Learners or
    • EDI 422 TESOL or
    • FCE 473 Linguistics for Second Language Acquisition
  • EDI 481 Technology for Learning
  • ENG 396 Children's Literature
  • PRO 434 Field Experience

Phase 2

  • EDI 414 Field Based Spec Ed
  • EDI 407 Emergent Lang & Literacy
  • EDI 423 Div. Learner Soc. Studies
  • PRO 435 Field Experience II
  • EDI 461 Child. Inclusive Class Mgmt

Phase 3

  • EDI 417 Lang. Lit. and the Learner
  • EDI 424 Diverse Learner Mathematics
  • EDI 425 Diverse Learner Science
  • EDI 419 Assessmt in Spec. Ed
  • PRO 436 Field Experience 3

Student teaching

  • EDI 463 Seminar in Childhood Ed.
  • PRO 437 Practicum in Childhood Ed.

Program Requirements – Bilingual Multicultural Track (126 credits)

General Education & Spanish/Multicultural Coursework

  • GEP 100 Acad Planning
  • EDI 413 Intro Spec Ed
  • EDI 460 Childhood Dev. & Learning
  • EDI 461 Classroom Management
  • PRO 370 Health and Drug Ed

English

  • ENG 112 College Composition
  • ENG 210 Creative Writing
  • ENG 396 Children's Lit

Mathematics

  • MTH 113 Math Elem Teach I
  • MTH 114 Math Elem Teach II

Science

  • NAS 273 Inv Physical Sci
  • BIO 281 Human Biology

Social Studies

  • HST 130 World History Survey
  • HST 212 Modern America
  • ECN 100 Contemporary Economic Issues
  • HST 234 Puerto Rico

Spanish/Multicultural Coursework

  • SPN 112 Beginning Spanish II
  • SPN 211 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPN 212 Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPN 350 It's Debatable/Communic in Span.
  • SPN 351 Compose Yourself
  • FCE 420 Multiculturalism in the US
  • FCE 473 Linguistics for Sec. Lang. Acquisition
  • SPN 352 Mexico to Madrid Hispanic Wld Today
  • SPN 410 Biling Ed & Heritage Lang. learners
  • SPN 461 Adv. Spanish Grammar

Phase 1

  • EDI 430 Ed & Society
  • EDI 462 Inquiry into Learning
  • PRO 434 Field Experience 1

Phase 2

  • EDI 414 Field Based Spec Ed
  • EDI 421 Methds Teachg & Assmt Lit. in Eng Lang Lrnrs
  • EDI 423 Div Learn in Soc. Studies
  • SPN 410 Biling. Ed & Heritage Lang. Learners
  • SPN 461 Adv. Spanish Grammar
  • PRO 435 Field Experience 2

Phase 3

  • EDI 417 Language Literacy Learn
  • EDI 424 Div Learn in Math
  • EDI 425 Div Learn in Science
  • EDI 419 Assess Spec Ed
  • EDI 422 TESOL Materials & Techniques
  • PRO 436 Field experience 3

Student teaching

  • EDI 463 Seminar in Childhood Ed.
  • PRO 437 Practicum in Childhood Ed.

Additional Degree Requirements

Students must meet NYSED requirements for minimum acceptable grades during completion of the major, including grades of C or above for all Content Core and Pedagogical Core coursework. Students must re-take courses where grades have not met this minimum acceptable grade standard.

Professional Dispositions

All teacher candidates must demonstrate the dispositions necessary in the teaching profession. The Department of Education and Human Development monitors each teacher candidate's performance and progress and will deny continuation in the program to any teacher candidate whose level of performance and/or dispositions do not adequately meet academic or professional standards. Decisions with respect to retention or dismissal of a teacher candidate are made by the Department of Education and Human Development faculty and staff, and not by any one person.

Certification

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.

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