Foundations and Social Advocacy

As an inclusive childhood education major, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and experiences to teach children who have disabilities in grade 1-6 classrooms. The program draws on best practices to prepare teachers for all school environments with an emphasis on urban schools.

Student teaching and fieldwork provide real-world experience that brings classroom learning to life. Through our program, you’ll develop habits for lifelong learning, collaborate with professionals and families in high-need communities and promote equity and excellence.

The department also offers courses in multicultural and urban education, the role of gender in schooling and the relationship between schools and society.

Master’s degree programs in teaching students with disabilities for either grades 1-6 or 7-12 are available if you already have teaching certification.

If you wish to become a school building and school district leader or a school district business leader and have a master's degree, there are two programs that satisfy the requirements for a Certificate in Advanced Study (C.A.S.) in Educational Administration.

Demand for good teachers is high in this critically important field. Cortland has a stellar reputation for preparing great teachers and capable leaders.


Unfairness in student debt is topic

A Hofstra University professor finds women bear a bigger load.

Lecture Series to explore power of action

The Brooks Lectures starting on Sept. 25 will highlight efforts to end injustice.

Roundtable to focus on community improvement

College and community are joining forces to make Cortland a better place.

Students, faculty offered free global news briefings

Students can receive free daily news briefings on important international events.

Anne Burns Thomas to Address Top Students

The educator will speak to President's List students at a March 4 reception.


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