Contact Inclusive Childhood Education

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

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Inclusive Childhood 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 Childhood Education Overview

The Inclusive Childhood Education major will prepare you to be a highly capable and ethically responsible teacher who has the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach and reach all students effectively in childhood education (grades 1–6).

The Inclusive Childhood Education program will qualify you for a B.S. in Inclusive Childhood Education with New York State Initial Certifications in Childhood (1–6), Students with Disabilities (1–6), and Middle School Extension in the content area (7–9).

As an Inclusive Childhood Education major, you will also complete a second major in one of the following content areas:

  • English
  • French
  • Mathematics (Statistics major)
  • Social Studies (American Studies or History major)
  • Spanish

If you choose a second liberal arts major other than one of these six, you must meet with the chairman of the Department of Undergraduate Inclusive Education to review your options.

Program Requirements

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

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Childhood Education News


President’s Awards Ceremony Honors 50 Graduating Seniors

President’s Awards Ceremony Honors 50 Graduating Seniors


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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