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Inclusive Childhood Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cortland, NY, United States
This Inclusive Childhood Education program from Suny Cortland is a dual certification that will prepare you to teach in elementary schools as well as pupils with disabilities. It integrates a strong liberal arts foundation with rigorous professional course work and numerous opportunities for meaningful involvement in various elementary schools. 
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Your student teaching experience includes both general education and special education mentors.

Upon successful completion of this Inclusive Childhood Education program at Suny Cortland, students will be able to:

  • Identify and apply knowledge of individual differences to provide meaningful, challenging, and developmentally appropriate learning experiences.        
  • Conceptualize and create safe, inclusive, culturally responsive and sustaining learning environments in order to support student learning.             
  • Understand and use content knowledge to provide all learners access to and support progress within the general education curriculum.   
  • Understand and use multiple methods of assessment and data sources in making educational decisions.
  • Recognize, select and implement a repertoire of evidence-based instructional strategies to advance learning for all students.
  • Understand and draw upon foundational knowledge of the social and cultural context of education and ethical principles to inform their practice and advance the profession.  
  • Understand the principles of effective collaboration with a variety of stakeholders in culturally responsive ways to address the needs of learners across a range of educational experiences.               

Career Potential

  • Special education teacher, grades 1-6
  • Regular education teacher, grades 1-6
  • Co-teacher in grades 1-6
  • Inclusive curriculum specialist
  • Inclusion consultant

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, so decisions may occur prior to the deadlines. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Cortland Experience: A First Year Seminar 
  • Integrated Earth Science and Biology
  • Integrated Physics and Chemistry 
  • Gender, Race and Class Issues in Education
  • The United States to 1877 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

All admissions applications are individually reviewed. Decisions are based on criteria such as academic performance in the classroom, class rank, extracurricular activities, personal statements and recommendations. Application materials include the following:

  • The Common Application or the SUNY Application
  • Official transcript or results from the General Equivalency Diploma (GED). If you have prior military service, Discharge papers.
  • SUNY Supplemental Form (if you submitted the SUNY Application)
  • Personal statement or essay (at least 250 words)
  • At lease one recommendation from a teacher or college counselor using the Teacher/Counselor Evaluation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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