- Credit hours: 42
- Fieldwork hours: 150
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M.S. in Inclusive Childhood Education
Dual certification as a teacher is just 21 months away when you choose to enroll full-time in the master’s degree program in inclusive childhood education at Fisher.
The program is inclusive in two regards. First, the curriculum is designed to provide you with dual initial certification in childhood and inclusive education for grades 1-6. Second, the master’s level program is available to graduates from any bachelor's level major. No matter what undergraduate degree you hold, you are encouraged to apply to the master’s in inclusive childhood education program.
Upon successful completion of this program, you will earn a Master of Science in Education degree and be qualified for initial certification in childhood education, as well as certification to teach students with disabilities in grades 1-6.
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How to Become a Teacher: M.S. in Inclusive Adolescence Education and M.S. in Inclusive Childhood Education Virtual and In-Person Information Sessions
In less than two years, you can earn dual teaching certification through Fisher's inclusive adolescence education or inclusive childhood education master's degree programs. Join us to learn about program requirements, the application process, and get your questions answered.
Virtual Information Sessions are held on Zoom.
- Thursday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m. | Register for the 3/19 session
- Thursday, April 18 at 4:30 p.m. | Register for the 4/18 session
- Tuesday, May 14 at 4:30 p.m. | Register for the 5/14 session
- Tuesday, June 11 at 4:30 p.m. | Register for the 6/11 session
The curriculum is divided into five semesters worth of full-time study. You will take classes focusing on the nature of inclusive education and teaching courses specific to your area of focus. Included in the 42-credit-hour program are 150 hours of clinical experience and 14 weeks of student teaching.
The program is offered in a combination of hybrid and online classes. Convenient scheduling enables you to work in full-time positions while enrolled in the program.
The curriculum for this program is certified by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
“ I loved each field placement and it was in these field experiences that I gathered many of the resources I use in my own classroom today. ”
“ My favorite thing about the program was moving through my classes with my cohort. The structure of the program allowed us to really become close and support one another, and our diversity added so much to my learning and professional connections. ”
“ Teaching has always been a dream of mine, and thanks to the wonderful professors in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, I get to have that dream come true every day. ”