Brockport’s B.S. in Early Childhood Inclusive Education prepares candidates to teach in grades B-2. Candidates study and prepare to teach a multiple disciplines in diverse settings, and are eligible for initial-level certification to teach in NYS public schools.

Enrollment in the Program

Program Eligibility

Students will need to meet SUNY 3.0 GPA requirements for admission in one of the following ways:


First-year students must meet at least one of the following admissions criteria:

  • High School GPA of a B or better OR
  • High School Rank in top 30% OR
  • SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing+Math) ≥ 1140 OR
  • ACT ≥ 24 OR
  • Brockport GPA ≥ 3.0 based on at least 12 credits


Transfer students must meet at least one of the following admissions criteria:

  • High School GPA of a B or better OR
  • High School Rank in top 30% OR
  • SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing+Math) ≥ 1140 OR
  • ACT ≥ 24 OR
  • Transfer GPA ≥ 3.0 based on at least 12 credits OR
  • Brockport GPA ≥ 3.0 based on at least 12 credits

Students must also demonstrate preparation for entry into mathematics coursework at the 111 (or higher) level.

Program Requirements (126 credits)

Multidisciplinary & content core requirements

  • GEP 100 Academic Planning Seminar (1 cr.)
  • ENG 112 College Composition (3 cr.)
  • FL 111+ Beginning (Language) I (3 cr.)
  • FL112+ Beginning (Language) II (3 cr.)
  • NAS 273 Investigation into Physical Sciences (4 cr.)
  • ENG 396 Children’s Literature (3 cr.)
  • EDI 439 Pedagogical Mathematics Knowledge for Teachers I *or* MTH 113 (3 cr.)
  • EDI 438 Pedagogical Mathematics Knowledge for Early Childhood Teachers *or* MTH 114 (3 cr.)
  • PSH 202 or SOC 200 or MTH 243: Elementary Statistics (3 cr.)
  • HST 202: Modern World History (3cr.)
  • HST 212 Seminar in Modern America (3 cr.)
  • HST 358 Family History or other appropriate course by advisement (3 cr.)
  • ECN 100 Contemporary Economic Issues or HST 118 History of American Capitalism (3 cr.)
  • ESC 102 Elements of Geography (3 cr.)
  • BIO 281 Elements of Human Biology (3 cr.)
  • ENV 201 Intro to Environmental Science (3 cr.)
  • ENG 210 Creative Writing (3 cr.)
  • MTH 111 College Algebra (3 cr.)
  • GEL 100 Our Earth or *AST 213 Exploring the Solar System (3 cr.)
  • Fine arts elective (3 cr.)

Social & Cultural Humanities (two of the following) – (6 credits)

  • AAS 235 / ENG 235: Introduction to African-American Literature
  • ENG 223: Modern World Literature
  • ENG 240/241: American Literature I/II
  • ENG 242: Legacies of Slavery in American Literature
  • ENG 243: Immigration in Modern World Fiction and Film
  • FCE 201: French Speaking World
  • HST 211: Seminar in Early America
  • HST 230: History of Women and Medicine
  • HST 234: Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans: Colony, Nation, Race, Diaspora
  • WMS 201: Little Women to Riot Grrls: Girls’ Studies
  • WMS 302: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

Social & cultural perspectives (one of the following) – 3 credits

  • AAS 104: Institutional Racism
  • AAS 113: Introduction to African American History
  • AAS 271 / WMS 271: Gender, Race, Class
  • AAS 360: Africa Today
  • ANT 301: Native Americans
  • ANT 303: Native American Women
  • ANT 315: The Migration Experience
  • ANT 337 - Iroquois Culture & History
  • ANT 368: Forced From Home: Refugees, IDPs & Asylees
  • ANT 416 - Exiled to America: Experiences of Refugee Resettlement
  • DCC 315: Global Development
  • DCC 320: Arts in Society
  • EDI 450: Disability Studies in Education
  • ENG 347 Major African American Novels
  • ENG 348 Sex and Gender in Literary Theory
  • ENG 355: Disability Studies and American Literature
  • FCE 420: Multiculturalism in the US
  • HST 234: Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans: Colony, Nation, Race, Diaspora [if not already taken to fulfill above requirement]
  • SOC 412: Sociology of Education
  • WMS 365: LGBTQ Culture
  • WMS: 409 Feminist Theory
  • AAS 423 / WMS 423: Black Feminist Theory
  • WMS/FCE/EDI 458: Women and Education in the Arab World

EDI Professional Components

  • PRO 370: Health and Drug Education for Teacher Candidates (1 cr.)
  • EDI 411: Early Childhood Development and Learning (3 cr.)
  • EDI 430: Education & Society (3 cr.)
  • EDI 481: Instructional Technology (3 cr.)
  • EDI 412: Introduction to Special Education for Early Childhood and Childhood (3 cr.)

Phase I

  • EDI 462: Inquiry into Learning (3cr)
  • EDI 415: Developmentally Appropriate Practice (3 cr.)
  • EDI 486: Early Childhood Seminar: Sociocultural Diversity/Working with Families (3 cr.)
  • PRO 434: Phase 1 Field Experience (1 cr.)


Phase II

  • EDI 428: Methods and Materials for the Inclusive Early Childhood and Childhood Classroom (3 cr.)
  • EDI 407: Emergent Language and Literacy (3 cr.)
  • EDI 482 Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum I (3 cr.)
  • PRO 435: Phase 2 Field Experience (1 cr.)


Phase III

  • EDI 470: Supporting English Language and Multilingual Learners in the Classroom (3 cr.)
  • EDI 416: Assessment in inclusive and special early childhood and childhood education (3 cr.)
  • EDI 483 Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum II (3)
  • EDI 487: Supporting young children’s language and literacy learning (3 cr.)
  • PRO 436: Phase 3 Field Experience (1 cr.)


Phase IV

  • PRO 438 Practicum in early childhood inclusive education (9cr.)
  • EDI 488: Seminar in early childhood inclusive education (3 cr.)
  • DASA Training
  • Autism Training
  • Child Abuse Detection Training
  • Safe School Anti-Violence Training

Additional Degree Requirements

Students must meet NYSED requirements for minimum acceptable grades during completion of the major, including grades of C or above for all Content Core and Pedagogical Core coursework. Students must re-take courses where grades have not met this minimum acceptable grade standard.

Professional Dispositions

All teacher candidates must demonstrate the dispositions necessary in the teaching profession. The Department of Education and Human Development monitors each teacher candidate’s performance and progress and will deny continuation in the program to any teacher candidate whose level of performance and/or dispositions do not adequately meet academic or professional standards. Decisions with respect to retention or dismissal of a teacher candidate are made by the Department of Education and Human Development faculty and staff, and not by any one person.


Students who complete this program are eligible for the College’s recommendation for New York State certification. Program completion and submission of the recommendation form are also required to secure the College’s recommendation. Additional New York state certification requirements must be satisfied to earn certification. Students are advised to consult the Brockport Certification Office.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Content knowledge: Students will be able to understand the central concepts of their discipline.
  • Pedagogical content knowledge: Students will be able to develop instructional plans and strategies, and connect them with content knowledge to enhance learning opportunities for B-2 students.
  • Professional knowledge and skills: Students will be able to understand the learning needs of all students, and utilize their professional knowledge and skills, including the implementation of assessments and technology, to create effective learning experiences.
  • Reflective skills: Students will be able to continuously evaluate the impact of their work with students, reflecting on their success as teachers and addressing their needs for continuing professional improvement.
  • Professional dispositions: Students will practice professional ethics, including dedication, respect, intellectual integrity, positive outlook, self-awareness, and professionalism.
  • Positive impact on B-2 learning: Students will be able to produce evidence that they engage students in meaningful activity that promotes the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.