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Inclusive Childhood Education Major

Houghton College offers an integrated major in Inclusive Childhood Education which prepares teachers to serve all learners at the elementary level (grades 1 to 6). Upon completion of the program, students will be recommended for teacher certification in both Childhood Education (grades 1-6) and Special Education (grades 1-6). We believe that effective teachers must be well-equipped to serve children with diverse needs in a variety of educational settings. That’s why Inclusive Childhood Education majors are exposed to theories, philosophies, strategies and methods designed to meet the wide range of learner needs in a variety of inclusive, elementary-level contexts. 

Students must choose either of the following:

 NOTE: Completion of a concentration or major in art (BA) or music (BA) in conjunction with the ICE major does not lead to certification to teach art or music.

 Pre-requisites/Co-requisites

One course in history or political science that focuses on an aspect of the U.S. national experience, chosen under advisement.

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 Major Required Courses 58 
EDUC 114 Mathematical Concepts and Reasoning 4
EDUC 219 Educational Psychology 4
EDUC 221 Children's Literature 4
EDUC 217 Education and American Culture 4
EDUC 235 Educating in Exceptional Learners 4
EDUC 240 Teaching in Urban America 2
EDUC 202 Topics in Professionalism 0
EDUC 314 Inclusive Childhood Practicum I 1
EDUC 315 Inclusive Childhood Practicum II 1
EDUC 320 Curriculum and Assessment in Inclusive Classrooms 4
EDUC 328 Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Learners I 4
EDUC 329 Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Learners I 4
EDUC 341 Social Studies and Language Arts in Inclusive Classrooms 2
EDUC 325 Issues in Inclusive Education I 2
EDUC 342 Math and Science in Inclusive Classrooms 4
EDUC 408 Inclusive Childhood Student Teaching 10
EDUC 425 Issues in Inclusive Education II 2
EDUC 485 Seminar on Reflective Teaching 2

Inclusive Childhood Education Major BS, 62 hours