2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 29, 2023  
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Inclusive Childhood Education [IEC]


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 responsive and sustaining 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.               

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 Concentrations


30-31 credit hours with a minimum of 12 credit hours at the 300 and 400 level.

Approved concentration requirements are listed in the program requirements. 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.

I. Environmental Studies Concentration


30 credit hours, with a minimum of 12 credit hours at the 300 level or above

B. Natural Science Courses - select two courses from the following:


Please note: some courses listed below may require additional prerequisites.

D. Electives: select additional 8 credit hours from above


Select 8 additional credit hours from the Natural Sciences (B) or the Social Sciences (C) categories as listed above. 

Total credit hours: 30


II. Humanities Concentration


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

A. Required Humanities Core: 12 credit hours


Select one course from each of the groups below:

Humanities - select three credit hours from the following:


Select three additional credit hours from GE Category 7 - Humanities


Select three additional credit hours from GE Category 8 - The Arts


B. Humanities Electives at the 300 and 400 level : 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.
  • Additionally, EDU 303 and COM 436 may be used to fulfill this requirement.

C. Additional Humanities Electives: 6 credit hours


Select 6 additional credit from Required Humanities Core and/or Humanities Electives at the 100 through 400 level.

III. Social Sciences Concentration


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

A. Required Social Sciences Core: 9 credit hours


B. Social Sciences Electives at the 300 and 400 level : 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 or any of the following courses: FSA 305, FSA 326, FSA 333, FSA 347 or FSA 505 (also listed as SOC 505).

C. Additional Social Sciences Coursework: 9 credit hours


Select 9 additional credits from Social Sciences Core and/or Social Science Electives at the 100 through 400 level, or GE Category 5 - Western Civilization. 

Total credit hours: 30


IV. English Language Arts and Writing Concentration


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 in any discipline with the ENG or PWR subject prefix. 

F. Additional Credits


Select 3 additional credits at the 100 through 400 level in any discipline with the ENG or PWR subject prefix.

Total credit hours: 30


V. Mathematics Concentration


B. Calculus: 6 credit hours


C. Statistical Methods: 3 credit hours


D. Upper-level Mathematics: 12 credit hours


E. Mathematics Electives at the 300 and 400 level


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

Total credit hours: 30


VI. Urban Studies Concentration


30 credits (must have 12 hours that are distinct from the major and GE Requirements).

A. Urban Studies Concentration Required Core: 9 credit hours


C. Upper Level Urban Studies Concentration: 12 credit hours


Select 12 credit hours from the following:

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