Contact Inclusive Adolescence Education

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

Community-Based Service-Learning

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

Taylor Giarrizzo '13

11th grade teacher, University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men

"At the School of Education, you are not simply a student, but part of a community of learners, including the faculty. The passion the faculty and staff have towards education is contagious and inspires you to want to make a difference in the field of education."

Learn more about Taylor.

Inclusive Adolescence Education News


President’s Awards Ceremony Honors 50 Graduating Seniors

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A total of 50 graduating seniors were honored on Friday, May 9, when students, their families and friends, faculty, and staff gathered in the Cleary Family Auditorium for the annual President’s Awards Ceremony. The awards were presented by Dr. Donald Bain and members of the Fisher faculty. Read More


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