The B.S. program in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education helps graduates make a difference in the lives of children through a strong inclusive education and content area foundation, making them engaging educators and advocates for their students.
This program provides the tools to assess student and understand needs, develop instruction that incorporates multiple learning styles, understand multicultural perspectives, and ultimately help all children succeed. Graduates are prepared to teach in K-6/K-8 settings, providing both general education and specific content knowledge instruction. This program meets the academic requirements for dual New York State initial teacher certification in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) and Students with Disabilities (grades 1-6).
The Inclusive program is the reason I feel confident to take on teaching immediately after graduation. It has given me the tools that I need to create a classroom environment where everyone is included, safe, and successful. I can’t imagine the teacher I would be without this program. – Kathryn Mayer ‘17
As a School of Education student, you’ll enjoy small classes, personal advising, and a close-knit community with all the benefits of attending a dynamic research institution. You’ll work closely with our faculty of nationally recognized scholars as you develop your professional identity and portfolio and receive tailored career advising.
Our graduates are in K-12 schools and other youth contexts including:
As a student in the Inclusive Elementary and Special Education program, you will combine studies in inclusion and special education, a liberal arts concentration, and academic requirements from the liberal arts core. Student choose from four liberal arts concentrations, and focus on one subject or a group of specific subjects, chosen in close collaboration with your advisor:
Highly motivated students can plan their concentration coursework to also get a minor in that liberal arts area. Coursework in the School of Education explores language acquisition and literacy development, contemporary issues in education, and teaching methods and differentiation. Sample courses in your program may include:
Your first semester will include inclusive schooling, mathematics, science, writing, and liberal arts courses, as well as a field practicum experience. More information on academic requirements available in the Syracuse University Course Catalog.