Total number of hours for program: 126.
Teacher candidates who complete the Inclusive Education major earn a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed) degree and are recommended for North Carolina Professional Educator’s licenses in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education: General Curriculum (K-6 and K-12).
Teacher Education Program Requirements
All students who declare a major in an educator preparation program must apply and meet all requirements for admission to and continuation in the Teacher Education Program. All requirements for admission should be met by the end of the semester the student is enrolled in EDCI 201. Inclusive Education majors must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in the remaining Professional Education Sequence courses indicated below.
Inclusive Education Program Requirements
Students can declare a major in Inclusive Education at any time and complete several major courses prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program. Admission to Teacher Education is required for Inclusive Education majors to enroll in most advanced courses. Open and restricted courses are indicated on the eight-semester program plan.
Inclusive Education teacher candidates must earn a C or higher in all major and professional education sequence courses as well as maintain a 2.75 GPA overall, in the professional education sequence and in the major. Inclusive Education teacher candidates who earn a grade of C- or lower in a major or professional education sequence course must repeat the course when it is offered and earn a grade of C or higher. A teacher candidate whose overall GPA falls below 2.75 will be removed from the Teacher Education Program, must regain a 2.75 GPA, and then reapply for admission to continue in the program. An Inclusive Education teacher candidate whose overall, major and professional sequence GPA falls below a 2.75 will not meet graduation requirements.
Inclusive Education teacher candidates must maintain professional behavior in university and field placements which adheres to the North Carolina code of ethics for teachers and the professional dispositions of the College of Education and Allied Professions to remain in the Teacher Education Program and the major.