Childhood Inclusive Education Program, Grades 1-6

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NOTE: This program has been replaced. Students matriculating after Fall 2019 will be in the new Childhood Inclusive Major 


The Department of Education and Human Development offers a Childhood Inclusive Education Program that includes initial dual certification in Childhood and Students with Disabilities, Grades 1- 6, qualifying teacher candidates to teach in general and special education/inclusive classrooms.

Certification in Childhood Inclusive Education requires students to complete an appropriate major in one of the College's academic departments. Education is not an academic major at Brockport. Approved majors are listed below under Program Requirements. Specific advisement is provided for both the academic major and the certification program.

Students should contact the Department of Education and Human Development about educational certification requirements and their academic department about major and General Education requirements as early as possible when planning their programs. Students should carefully review academic requirements by visiting the specific department website or scheduling a advisement appointment before choosing a major.

Enrollment in the Program

Program Eligibility

Effective fall 2015 students entering the college must meet the SUNY System Board of Trustees additional requirements for admission to teacher preparation programs.

First Year Students Criteria

  • High School GPA of a B or better or
  • High School Rank in top 30% or
  • SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing+Math) > 1140 or
  • ACT > 24 or
  • Brockport GPA > 3.0 based on at least 12 credits

Transfer Students Criteria

  • High School GPA of a B or better or
  • High School Rank in top 30% or
  • SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing+Math) > 1140 or
  • ACT > 24 or
  • Transfer GPA > 3.0 based on at least 12 credits or
  • Brockport GPA > 3.0 based on at least 12 credits

Program Enrollment

The Declaration of Enrollment form serves as notification that a student is enrolled in an EHD Program and must complete a series of program pre-requisites in order to begin taking professional EDI courses (except EDI 413 Introduction to Special Education), after meeting the following:

  1. At least 36 credit hours of college level coursework
  2. Transfer students must apply and be admitted to the college and be eligible to register for classes prior to submitting a declaration of enrollment form.
  3. Declaration of an approved academic major for Childhood
  4. Minimum 2.5 cumulative Brockport grade point average or prior college to begin enrollment in an EHD Program
  5. Completion or in progress of at least 15 credits in the academic major with a minimum 2.5 cumulative Brockport grade point average in the major
  6. Submit a declaration of enrollment form by February 15 for best consideration for a fall semester start and September 15 for best consideration for a spring semester start.

Program Requirements

All EDI courses require a minimum grade of "C+." PSH 484, PRO 370, and Foreign Language courses require a minimum grade of "C."

General Education Requirements (15 credits)

Teacher candidates must meet the General Education requirements in effect at the time of matriculation.

Pre-professional Preparation: Academic Major (30-48 credits)

Teacher candidates seeking certification in Childhood Inclusive Education must complete one of the following academic majors prior to graduation:

Pre-professional Preparation: Arts and Science Cognates

In addition to choosing one of the majors listed above, all Childhood Inclusive teacher candidates must complete the following cognate courses, some of which may also meet requirements in the major and/or General Education core. The following courses fulfill the liberal arts cognate requirements in the Childhood Inclusive Program and may be taken prior to acceptance into the program.

Cognate or Additional Requirement (9 credits)

Many of the generalist cognate credits are met through general education requirements.

Foreign Language

One year of college-level study or its equivalent of a language other than English with a minimum grade of "C" at the 112 level. American Sign Language can be used to fulfill this requirement.

Professional Preparation: Education Courses (46 credits)

*denotes courses that meet both major and general education requirements

Prerequisites 0-3 credits

Electives 0-20 credits

Total Credits 120-121 credits

Program Planning

  • PSH 384, PRO 370 and EDI 413 may be taken prior to program enrollment.
  • EDI 330, EDI 414 and EDI 417 require a 50-hour field experience beyond class time.
  • Teacher candidates are responsible for their own transportation for all off-campus field experiences, including student teaching.
  • EDI 413 is a prerequisite for EDI 414 and EDI 419
  • EDI 413 and EDI 330 are prerequisites for Phase II EDI 407, EDI 414, and EDI 423
  • EDI 407, EDI 414, and EDI 423 are prerequisites for Phase III EDI 417, EDI 424, and EDI 425
  • Courses within the Phases must be completed concurrently unless noted otherwise
  • PSH 384 and PRO 370 require a minimum grade of "C."
  • All pre-professional cognates and professional courses in Phases 1-3 must be completed prior to student teaching
  • After submission of Declaration of Enrollment, an advising appointment is scheduled to complete a plan of study
  • Once a Plan of Study is completed, a student is officially enrolled and can register for EDI professional courses as listed on the Plan of Study

Continuation Requirements (Once Enrolled)

  • Maintain ≥ 2.5 cumulative Brockport GPA each semester
  • Earn ≥ C+ in ALL EDI Professional courses in order to continue to the next program phase
  • PRO 370, PBH 301, PSH 384 and Foreign Language courses require ≥ C
  • Complete prerequisite course(s) before moving to the next program phase
  • Minimum grade levels apply to transfer courses.

Eligibility Requirements for Continuation in a Teacher Preparation Program

There are several factors that affect a teacher candidate's eligibility to continue in a teacher preparation program. First, a teacher candidate must maintain a Brockport cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and earn a grade of "C+" or higher in each of the education courses during the Professional Preparation Phases. Second, a teacher candidate needs to demonstrate the dispositions necessary in the teaching profession. Lastly, a teacher candidate needs to acquire and maintain an acceptable level of professional performance.

The Department of Education and Human Development monitors each teacher candidate's performance and progress and will deny continuation in the program to any teacher candidate whose level of performance and/or dispositions do not adequately meet academic or professional standards. Decisions with respect to retention or dismissal of a teacher candidate are made by the Department of Education and Human Development faculty and staff, and not by any one person.


College Endorsement

Students who complete this program are eligible for the College’s recommendation for New York State certification. Program completion and submission of the recommendation form are also required to secure the College’s recommendation. Additional New York state certification requirements must be satisfied to earn certification. Students are advised to consult the Brockport Certification Office.

New York State Initial Teacher Certification Exams

Prospective Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education Teacher candidates must pass the following New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) to obtain initial certification in the State of New York:

  • Educating All Students (EAS),
  • Content Specialty Tests (CST),
  • Multi-subject Test, and
  • The Performance Assessment (edTPA).



CAD and SAVE workshops are embedded in PRO 370 or PBH 301

Autism Workshop is embedded in EDI 413

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA): Students are required to complete DASA training on their own for program completion.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Content knowledge: Students will be able to understand the central concepts of their discipline.
  • Pedagogical content knowledge: Students will be able to develop instructional plans and strategies, and connect them with content knowledge to enhance learning opportunities for P-12 students.
  • Professional knowledge and skills: Students will be able to understand the learning needs of all students, and utilize their professional knowledge and skills, including the implementation of assessments and technology, to create effective learning experiences.
  • Reflective skills: Students will be able to continuously evaluate the impact of their work with students, reflecting on their success as teachers and addressing their needs for continuing professional improvement.
  • Professional dispositions: Students will practice professional ethics, including dedication, respect, intellectual integrity, positive outlook, self-awareness, and professionalism.
  • Positive impact on P-12 learning: Students will be able to produce evidence that they engage students in meaningful activity that promotes the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.