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Childhood Inclusive Education
You can change the world by influencing young minds as an elementary school teacher. The Childhood Inclusive Education program prepares teacher candidates for dual certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) and Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6). 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
Fredonia is the gold standard of teacher education, being the first institution in New York to meet all five of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards and one of the first institutions in the nation to be fully accredited through CAEP, the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation in the United States. As a future teacher, 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.
- Early childhood educator with concentration of your choice
- Elementary educator with concentration of your choice
- Middle school educator
It's Different Here
“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?
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.
The first university in New York State to be fully accredited all five standard by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
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.
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.