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B.A. in Inclusive Education

Specializations: Early Childhood OR Elementary Education

Alicia Drelick, Ed.D. 
Program Coordinator
Herman D. James Hall 3065
856-256-4500 x 53834
 

Program Advisors

Inclusive Education/Early Childhood

Heather Dolbow 
Herman D. James Hall, 2077
(856)256-4761
dolbow@rowan.edu

 

Inclusive Education/Elementary 

Keyona Gonzalez-Walker
Herman D. James Hall, 2075
(856)256-4787
walkerk@rowan.edu

WHAT IS INCLUSIVE EDUCATION?

  • An Inclusive Education program prepares teachers to meet the needs of ALL students in the classroom, including those from diverse racial, cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic backgrounds as well as students with disabilities. Candidates will earn two state certifications in this 4-year program (120 credits total) – 1) an initial license in Early Childhood OR Elementary Education, and 2) a Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) endorsement. Graduates of this program will be able to implement content-rich interdisciplinary learning experiences which address the learning needs of all students, utilizing a strengths-based perspective to differentiate and adapt instruction for individual learners. Graduates of this program will also be able to create communities of learning based on social justice and culturally relevant pedagogical practice.

WHAT MAKES THIS DEGREE SPECIAL?

  • Cohorted course sections and courses co-taught by faculty: allowing candidates to move through the program in learning teams, creating a community-based approach to teaching and learning
  • Integrated program: courses across Special Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, ESL, urban education, and other program areas, which models interdisciplinary teaching used in P-12 classrooms

WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY B.A. IN INCLUSIVE EDUCATION?

  • Inclusive Education teacher (P-3 or K-6)
  • General Education teacher (P-3 or K-6)
  • Lead teacher in Resource ROom or Specialized Support Class (P-12)
  • Optional Middle School Certification (5-8) and serve as Content Area Teacher (English as a Second Language, Mathematics, Bilingual education, and more)
  • Co-teacher in either inclusive, general, or special education classroom

Program Goals

Graduates will:

  • Be able to implement content-rich interdisciplinary learning experiences which address the learning needs of all students, utilizing a strengths-based perspective to differentiate and adapt instruction for individual learners
  • Create communities of learning based on social justice and culturally relevant pedagogical practice

Program Guides

Praxis Information

Praxis Core:

The Praxis Core requirements for the Early Childhood Education track and the Elementary Education tracks:

  • Reading (5713): Score of at least 156
  • Writing (5723): Score of at least 162
  • Math (5733): Score of at least 150

The Praxis II for Special Education requirements for the Early Childhood Education track and the Elementary Education tracks:

  • Special Education Praxis II (5354): Score of at least

Student in the Early Childhood Specialization will take the Early Childhood Praxis II test (5025), score of at least 156.

Students in the Elementary Education specialization, they will take the Elementary Praxis II, test (5001) (multiple subjects):

  • Reading and Language Arts (5002): passing score 157
  • Math (5003): passing score 157
  • Social Studies (5004): passing score 155
  • Science (5005): passing score 159

* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest

edTPA Information:

edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment) assesses the teacher candidate’s ability to plan lessons, deliver instruction, and assess student learning in their clinical practice classroom. This culminating performance assessment, scored externally, consists of an electronic portfolio containing a variety of artifacts and evidence to demonstrate competence in these three areas (http://www.edtpa.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_AboutEdTPA.html).

edTPA is required by New Jersey's Department of Education for certification. The state has set the following scoring requirements. For more information please see the NJDOE edTPA information web page.

AY 2018-2019:

  • ​no minimum score, but the intern must receive a complete score (i.e., no more than one condition code per task)

AY 2019-2020:

  • ​Elementary Education (4 tasks/18 rubrics): 44
  • World Language (3 tasks/15 rubrics): 37
  • All others (3 tasks/18 rubrics): 44

For more information, please email: inclusive.education@rowan.edu