Contact Inclusive Adolescence Education

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 Dual Certification/Dual Major Advantage

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

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

Inclusive Adolescence Education Overview

The Inclusive Adolescence Education degree program is a dual certification program comprised of the Inclusive Adolescence Education major and a content area major.

The program results in certification in Adolescence Education (grades 7–12) in the chosen content area with Middle School Extension (grades 5–6) and Students with Disabilities (grades 7–12) Generalist.

At the completion of the Inclusive Adolescence Education program, you will be prepared to teach in one of the following disciplines at the middle and adolescence levels (grades 5–12):

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

You'll also earn certification to teach students with disabilities in grades 7–12 as a 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.)

Program Requirements

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

Adolescence Education Alumni Spotlight

Brendan Hamilton '14

6th grade teacher, Tomlinson Middle School
Certified coach

"Fisher sets its students up for success. The faculty and staff motivate and support their students to ensure that everyone can succeed in their courses as well as during their fieldwork placements. Students who study in Fisher's School of Education will not only receive top of the line instruction on campus, but will also be given various opportunities to go out in the Rochester community."

Learn more about Brendan.

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