Inclusive Elementary and Special Education
The Inclusive Elementary and Special Education program at Syracuse University is the first and preeminent field of its kind at a major research university in the United States. As one of the top, nationally known programs in an urban setting, our students have the opportunity to work in real world settings that reflect the challenges that face our education system. Our faculty are recognized internationally as leading researchers and scholars in the field of inclusion and our alumni hold distinguished teaching and leadership positions in school districts around the country.
Extensive field experiences take place throughout the four year program beginning in the first semester of study, with an opportunity to complete student teaching for a semester in New York City. Technology and community-based learning and teaching methods are the cornerstones of the Inclusive Elementary and Special Education program.
Inclusive Elementary and Special Education graduates are recommended for certification in both childhood (elementary) and students with disabilities (special education) grades 1-6. The uniqueness of the dual certification program gives our students a competitive edge when they pursue teaching positions or apply for graduate study. This liberal arts study complements the program’s professional expertise to foster personal growth and achievement that lasts a lifetime.