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 in adolescence education.
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 also complete a second major in one of the following content areas at the middle school and adolescence levels (grades 5–12):
- American Studies
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 Education and English, you will graduate with the same English degree 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.
Content-rich means that you will learn more than just “how” to teach. You will learn, deeply, the “what” that you are going to teach.
Clinically-grounded means that much of your learning will take place in actual K-12 school settings. You will work with children and young people throughout the program to hone your teaching skills.
Intentionally reflective means that you will have many opportunities to explore connections between your coursework, your field experiences, and your development as a teacher.
Program Requirements for Inclusive Adolescence Education
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."