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Katrina Arndt, Chair of Department of Undergraduate Inclusive Education (DUIE)
Office: RCW 109
Phone: (585) 385-7215

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Inclusive Adolescence Education

The inclusive adolescence education major will prepare you as a highly capable, ethically responsible teacher with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach all students effectively.

Dual Certification in Adolescence and Special Education

We believe all teachers should be equipped to teach all students, so as an undergraduate education candidate, you will work toward dual certification in general education and special education.

The inclusive adolescence education program results in certification in Adolescence Education (grades 7–12) in a chosen content area with Middle School Extension (grades 5–6) and Students with Disabilities (grades 7–12) Generalist. (A generalist is certified for employment as a supporting teacher for students with disabilities in content areas other than the your major area of study.)

Dual Major Advantage

As an inclusive adolescence education major, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Inclusive Education and you will also complete a second major in one of the following content areas:

  • American Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Spanish

Our dual major requirement means that you will earn a content-area major that is identical to the content major of a non-education student. In other words, if you major in inclusive adolescence education and English, you will graduate with the same English major that non-education majors earn, leaving your career choices wide open.

Fisher's Educational Experience

The programs of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education were designed from the outset to be content-rich, clinically-grounded, and intentionally reflective.

In other words, you will learn more than just “how” to teach. You will learn the “what” that you are going to teach. Much of your learning will take place in actual K-12 school settings, working with children and young people throughout the program to hone your teaching skills. You will also have many opportunities to explore connections between your coursework, your field experiences, and your development as a teacher.

Additionally, as early as your first semester of freshman year, you'll have access to a dedicated education candidate advisor who can help you create a long-term plan to meet all your major and degree requirements.

Program Requirements for Inclusive Adolescence Education

The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most current Inclusive Adolescence Education Program Requirements.

Adolescence Education Alumni Spotlight

Cara Accorso

Cara Accorso '13

7th grade math teacher
Integrated Arts and Technology High School

"My Fisher education taught me a work ethic I'll never lose and gave me the confidence to become a teacher that others respect. It gave me the stepping stone to be a math teacher. Now, time, experience, patience, caring, and lots of learning will make me a great math teacher."

Learn more about Cara Accorso.

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