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
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.)
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."