2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 23, 2019  
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog

Inclusive Childhood Education [IEC]


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The Inclusive Childhood Education program, offered by the Foundations and Social Advocacy Department , prepares teacher candidates for New York state initial certification in Childhood Education and in Teaching Students with Disabilities from grade 1 through grade 6. This dual certification program integrates a strong liberal arts foundation with rigorous professional course work and numerous opportunities for meaningful involvement in various elementary schools. The program culminates with a semester-long student teaching experience with both general education and special education mentors.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply knowledge of individual differences to provide meaningful, challenging, and developmentally appropriate learning experiences.        
  2. Conceptualize and create safe, inclusive, culturally responsible learning environments in order to support student learning.             
  3. Understand and use content knowledge to provide all learners access to and support progress within the general education curriculum.   
  4. Understand and use multiple methods of assessment and data sources in making educational decisions.
  5. Recognize, select and implement a repertoire of evidence-based instructional strategies to advance learning for all students.
  6. Understand and draw upon foundational knowledge of the social and cultural context of education and ethical principles to inform their practice and advance the profession.  
  7. Understand the principles of effective collaboration with a variety of stakeholders in culturally responsive ways to address the needs of learners across a range of educational experiences.               

Career Potential

  • Elementary school teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Inclusive education teacher
  • Inclusive education facilitator

A. College-wide and General Education Courses


GE 3: Social Sciences


GE 4: United States History and Society


GE 5: Western Civilization


Any GE 5 course (3 cr. hr.)
This category is optional.

GE 6: Contrasting Cultures


Any GE 6 course (3 cr. hr.)

GE 7: The Humanities


Any GE 7 course (3 cr. hr.)

GE 8: The Arts


Any GE 8 course (3 cr. hr.)

GE 9: Foreign Language


Program requirement: foreign language through the 102 level (6 cr. hr.)

GE 10: Basic Communication


GE 11: Prejudice and Discrimination


GE 12: Science, Technology, Values and Society


B. Professional Preparation and Pedagogy Courses


C. Approved [IEC] Concentrations


Thirty to 31 credit hours with a minimum of 18 credit hours at the 300 and 400 levels.

Approved Concentrations 

  • English Language Arts and Writing
  • Environmental Studies
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Social Sciences

If a second major is selected as an alternative to the 30-credit hour concentration, the requirements will be listed in the academic department of the second major.

Approved Second Majors   

Art History Geology
Biology History
Chemistry Mathematics
Economics Musical Theatre
English Physics
French Political Science
Geography Spanish

I. Environmental Studies Concentration [EST]


Thirty-one credit hours, with a minimum of 18 credit hours at the 300 level or above

B.Natural Science Courses: 6 credit hours


Select six credit hours at the 300 level and above from the following list. Some courses may require additional prerequisites.

C. Social Science Courses: 6 credit hours


Select six credit hours at the 300 level and above from the following list.

D. Electives: 6 credit hours


Select six additional credit hours at the 300 level and above from those courses not taken to fulfill the natural sciences (B) or the social sciences (C) categories as listed above.

Total credit hours: 31


II. Humanities Concentration [HUM]


Thirty credit hours with a minimum of 12 credit hours at the 300 level or above. 6 additional credits from Required Humanities Core and/or Humanities Electives at the 300 & 400 level.

A. Required Humanities Core: 12 credit hours


Select one course from each of the following groups.

Humanities

Select three credit hours from the following:

Select three additional credit hours from GE 7 - Humanities

Select three additional credit hours from GE 8 - The Arts

B. Humanities Electives at the 300 and 400 levels: 12 credit hours


Select 12 credit hours at the 300 or 400 level in any of the following disciplines with the subject prefix: ATH, ATS, ATT, ENG, MUS, PHI, PWR, THT. 6 additional credits from Required Humanities Core and/or Humanities Electives at the 300 & 400 level.

Total credit hours: 30


III. Social Sciences Concentration [SOS]


Thirty credit hours with a minimum of 12 credit hours at the 300 level or above.

A. Required Social Sciences Core: 12 credit hours


Select three credit hours from GE 4 - U.S. History and Society

Select three credit hours from GE 5 - Western Civilization

Select three credit hours from GE 6 - Contrasting Cultures

B. Social Sciences Electives at the 300 and 400 levels: 12 credit hours


Select 12 credit hours at the 300 or 400 level in any of the following disciplines with the subject prefix: ANT, ECO, GRY, HIS, POL, SOC. 6 additional credits from Social Sciences Core and/or Social Science Electives at the 300 & 400 level.

Total credit hours: 30


IV. English Language Arts and Writing Concentration [ELW]


A. Writing Introductory Course


Select three credit hours from the following:

B. Introductory English


Select three credit hours from the following:

C. Professional Writing


Select three credit hours from the following:

E. English and Professional Writing


Select 12 credit hours at the 300 and 400 level. Select 6 additional credits from Lower Level ELWC Coursework and/or Upper Level ELWC Coursework

Total credit hours: 30


V. Mathematics Concentration [MAT]


B. Calculus


D. Statistical Methods


E. Mathematics Elective at the 300 or 400 Level


Select three credit hours from the following or any mathematics course at the 300 level or above:

Total credit hours: 30


Required Workshops


Complete the following workshops prior to student teaching:

  • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting (CARR)
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE)

Total Credit Hours Required for Inclusive Childhood Education [IEC] Dual Certification with Concentration: 126


Example of the B.S. in [IEC] with a concentration in Humanities over four years


Total credit hours for semester: 16-17


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16-17


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 18


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 18


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 13


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