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Inclusive Childhood Education
  • Student to faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Typical class size: 20-25
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Inclusive Childhood Education

It has been said that if you want to make a difference in the world, become a teacher. You can make a difference—in your life and the lives of future generations—by enrolling in Fisher’s inclusive childhood education program.

The program is deemed “inclusive” because, as an undergraduate education candidate, you will work toward dual certification in general education and special education. Combine that with a second, required content major and you have the makings of an education that leaves your career options wide open.

As early as your first semester of freshman year, you'll have access to a dedicated education candidate advisor who can help you create a long-term plan to meet all your major and degree requirements.

Program Overview

The inclusive childhood education major requires 49-52 credits. You will also complete a second major or concentration in a content/liberal arts area. Content areas include:

  • English (literature)
  • French
  • Mathematics (mathematics or statistics major)
  • Social Studies (American studies or history major)
  • Spanish

Other choices of a second major or concentration are possible through consultation with the department chair. 

In addition to required course work, you will be required to successfully complete a set of classes and field experiences relating to teacher education.

Life After Fisher

With a B.S. degree in inclusive childhood education from Fisher, you are qualified to teach in a variety of settings and capacities. Graduates of this program have gone on to hold positions in the following regional locations:

  • Third grade teacher within the Penfield Central School District
  • Second grade teacher of dual language subjects at Rochester’s Enrico Fermi School No. 17
  • Elementary special education teacher within the Rochester City School District
  • Literacy coach at French Road Elementary School
  • Superintendent of schools at East Rochester Union Free School District
  • Male student-athlete reading to children.
    Why Teach?

    As a teacher, you will be a highly-trained, forward-thinking professional. Entering the teaching profession today will set you on a path of discovery.

    Benefits of Teaching

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. ”

Brendan Hamilton