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Childhood Inclusive Education & Literacy (B-12) Multi-Award Master's Program at Fredonia

Fredonia's program gives you a direct track to a master's degree in five years. When you have completed Fredonia's accelerated program, you'll have a B.S.Ed. and M.S.Ed. You'll also receive your initial New York certification in four areas: Childhood Education (1-6), Students with Disabilities (1-6), Literacy (birth-grade 6), and Literacy (grades 5-12). Fredonia's accelerated 5-year program offers a clinically-rich array of rigorous education programs and field placements. Candidates are prepared to work efficiently with diverse student populations in urban and rural schools. This is the program for the education major who wants to be versatile in their career and efficient in their education. Fredonia’s cutting-edge approach of developing high quality programs enhanced by rich clinical experience is supported by a long history of alumni now in successful teaching careers across the country.

The Fredonia Difference

With Fredonia, you will be in the field - in a real classroom - as soon as your first semester. The program emphasizes appropriate development as you go along, making your educational experience exciting but not overwhelming. Fredonia is the gold standard of teacher education, being the first institution in New York to meet all five standards and one of the first institutions in the nation to be fully accredited. 

Career Opportunities for Childhood Inclusive Education & Literacy (B-12) Multi-Award

  • Early childhood educator with concentration of your choice
  • Elementary educator with concentration of your choice
  • Middle school educator

Who to contact

Education Department, College of Education, Health Sciences, and Human Services

It's Different Here

Strong support system

Fredonia's advisors will guide you through all your requirements to ensure your success.

National certification

Fredonia's program allows you to become nationally certified faster.

Saves on cost of your master's degree

Getting your master's degree in five years instead of six lowers to overall cost of your education.

Student Story

Kayla Newland

Fredonia has prepared me to be a teacher that is passionate about meeting the specific needs of all of my students. Not only have they prepared me to be an inclusive educator, but I am also on the path to being a Literacy Specialist.

Samantha Valvo B.S.Ed. Childhood Inclusive Education Class of 2018

Why Childhood Inclusive Education at Fredonia?

A Fredonia student teaches students in a local classroom

Real teaching experience

As early as your first semester, you gain real-world classroom experience. You will plan and teach lessons, gather pupil data, and reflect on - and respond to - the outcomes.

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The first university in New York State to be fully accredited all five standard.

A Fredonia student teaches children in a local classroom

Helen L. Johnson Fredonia Hamburg Internship Program

A program in place for over 45 years gives students a pipeline to a local school district for student teaching and careers.

Sample Courses

EDU 355 Assessment & Instruction of Students with Learning & Behavior Disorders in Inclusive Ed Settings

Critical examination of students with special needs in inclusive educational settings with an emphasis on the connections between core curriculum, ongoing assessment, and varied instructional strategies.

EDU 349 Educational Psychology

Areas of psychology utilized in the teaching and learning processes. Analyzing and interpreting scientific data related to individual differences, growth, learning, group processes, systematic assessment, measurement, and evaluation.

EDU 250 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

Introductory survey of nature, needs, and education of children who are exceptional because of intelligence, behavioral disorders, and/or physical development.

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