Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education Program Overview

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

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  1. Meet the SUNY System Board of Trustees requirements
  2. At least 36 credit hours of college level coursework
  3. 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.
  4. Declaration of an approved academic major for Adolescence
  5. Minimum 3.0 cumulative Brockport grade point average and prior college to maintain enrollment in an EHD Program
  6. 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
  7. 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

Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education 7-12 with Middle Childhood Extension (grades 5-6):Offers initial dual certification grades 5-12 in the following content areas: English, foreign language (French or Spanish), mathematics, science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics), social studies (History), and Student with Disabilities Generalist grades 7-12.

Academic Major: Teacher candidates must be enrolled in and complete one of the following content majors: education is not a major. Carefully review academic requirements by visiting the academic department website or scheduling an advisement appointment before choosing a major.

  • English (Literature Track)
  • Foreign Language (French or Spanish Track I)
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics)
  • Social Studies (History)

Pre-Professional Generalist Cognates: Can be completed prior to program acceptance, and may fulfill major and/or general education requirements.

  1. English (2 courses): ENL 112 or above
  2. Mathematics (2 courses): MTH 111 or above
  3. Science (2 courses): At least one with a lab. Choose from AST, BIO, CHM, NAS 273, PHS 100 +, ESC 110+, GEL 100, or GEP 115+
  4. Social Studies (2 courses): American History (HST 211, 212, or HST 110) AND one from ANT, ECN, SOC 100 level or above, HST 130 (non- majors), HST 201, PLS 111, or ESC 102

Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Professional Preparation

Phases by Semester

  • Phase I
    Foreign Language at 112 level with ≥C (3)
    *PSH 484 Adolescence Psychology (3)
    *PRO 370 Health and Drug Education (1)
    *EDI 413 Intro to Special Education (3)
    EDI 431 Language Skills I (3)
    **EDI 44X Inclusive Mid. Level (3) (FALL ONLY)
  • Phase II
    EDI 432 Language Skills II (3)
    **EDI 46X Teaching Inclusively (3) (SPRING ONLY)
    *EDI 430 Education and Society (I, W, Y) (3)
  • Phase III
    **EDI 414 Special Education Methods (3)
    EDI 419 Assessment in Special Education (3)
  • Phase IV
    EDI 475 Practicum and Seminar (12)

* Courses can be taken prior to enrollment
** Course requires 50 hour field experience
*** Please see specific program page for complete requirements

Program Planning

  • Foreign Language 112 Level, PSH 484, PRO 370, EDI 413 and EDI 430 can be completed prior to program enrollment
  • EDI 413 is prerequisite for EDI 414 and 419
  • EDI 445-449 is the prerequisite for EDI 465-469
  • EDI 44X, 46X and 414 require a 50-hour field experience
  • Complete cognates and professional courses prior to Phase IV
  • Advising appointments available before submitting Declaration of Enrollment
  • After submission of Declaration of Enrollment, an advising appointment to sign Plan of Study is scheduled
  • Once a Plan of Study is completed, a student is enrolled and can register for EDI professional courses as listed on the Plan of Study

Continuation Requirements (Once Enrolled)

  • Maintain ≥ 2.5 cumulative Brockport GPA each semester
  • Earn ≥ C+ in ALL EDI Professional courses in order to continue to the next program phase
  • PRO 370, PHS 384 and Foreign Language courses require ≥ C
  • Complete prerequisite course(s) before moving to the next program phase
  • Minimum grade levels apply to transfer courses. Community college advising guides are available at:

Eligibility Requirements for Continuation in a Teacher Preparation Program

There are several factors that affect a teacher candidate's eligibility to continue in a teacher preparation program. First, a teacher candidate must maintain a Brockport cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and earn a grade of "C+" or higher in each of the education courses during the Professional Preparation Phases. Second, a teacher candidate needs to demonstrate the dispositions necessary in the teaching profession. Lastly, a teacher candidate needs to acquire and maintain an acceptable level of professional performance.

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.

New York State Initial Teacher Certification Exams

Prospective Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education Teacher candidates must pass the following New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) to obtain initial certification in the State of New York: Educating All Students (EAS), Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Content Specialty Tests (CST), and the Performance Assessment (edTPA). Read information on certification and exams.

For General Questions, Please Contact

Ms. Joanne Vogler
Education Programs Secretary
Office: 213A Albert W Brown Bldg

For Advising Questions, Please Contact

Ms. Buffie Edick
Undergraduate Education Program Coordinator
Office: 213 B Albert W Brown Bldg
Phone: (585) 395-2326

Last Updated 3/19/19

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