Childhood Inclusive 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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  • Meet the SUNY System Board of Trustees requirements
  • 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 Childhood.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative Brockport grade point average and prior college to maintain enrollment in an EHD Program.
  • 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.

Childhood Inclusive Education

Offers initial dual certification in Childhood and Students with Disabilities, Grades 1-6.

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.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • French
  • Geology
  • Health Science (Liberal Arts Track)
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Arts for Children
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Spanish (Track 2)

Pre-professional Liberal Arts Cognates: Can be taken prior to Declaration of Enrollment and may fulfill major and/or general education requirements.

  • Foreign Language: completion at the 112 level with > C
  • English (2 courses): ENL 396 (formerly ENL 482) Children’s Literature AND an advanced writing course ENL 210, 300, 303, or HLS 306, 450 (HLS Majors) or HST 390 (HST Majors)
  • Mathematics (2 courses): MTH 113 (formerly MTH 313) and MTH 114 (formerly MTH 314) Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I and II
  • Science (2 courses): NAS 273 Investigations in Physical Science AND one from BIO 111, ESC 195, GEL 100 or GEP 115
  • Social Studies (2 courses): ESC 102 Elements of Geography AND an American History HST 110, 211 or 212

Childhood Inclusive Professional Preparation Phases by Semester

  • Phase I
    *PSH 384 Child Psychology (3)
    *PRO 370 Health and Drug Education (1)
    *HLS 301 (HLS Majors) (3)
    *EDI 413 Intro to Special Education (3)
    **EDI 330 Inquiry into Learning (3)
  • Phase II
    EDI 407 Emergent Language and Literacy(3)
    **EDI 414 Special Education Methods (3)
    EDI 423 Diverse Learner Social Studies (3)
    *EDI 430 Education and Society(I, W, Y) (3)
  • Phase III
    **EDI 417 Language, Literacy and the Learner (3)
    EDI 424 Diverse Learner Mathematics (3)
    EDI 425 Diverse Learner Science (3)
    EDI 419 Assessment in Special Education(3)
  • Phase IV
    EDI 455Practicum and Seminar (12)

* Courses can be taken prior to enrollment
** Course requires 50 hour field experience

Program Planning

  • PSH 384, PRO 370, EDI 413 and EDI 430 can be completed prior to program enrollment
  • EDI 413 is prerequisite for EDI 414 and 419
  • EDI 413 and 330 are prerequisites for Phase II EDI 407, 414, and 423
  • EDI 407, EDI 414 and EDI 423 are prerequisites for Phase III 417, 424, and 425
  • Phase courses must be completed concurrently unless noted otherwise
  • EDI 330, 414 and 417 require a 50 hour field experience
  • Complete cognates and professional courses prior to Phase IV
  • Advising appointments available before submitting the Declaration of Enrollment
  • After submission of Declaration of Enrollment, an advising appointment is scheduled to sign plan of study
  • 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.

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

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

Last Updated 11/20/18

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