How do you give attention to one child while managing a class of 25? What are creative ways to engage a community of learners? How do you capture young hearts and minds and inspire them to reach their potential? The rewards and challenges of teaching in today’s classrooms are many.
Nazareth’s unique multiple certification program prepares you to apply for teacher certification in four different areas of general and special education, which leads to better preparation for the classroom and more employment options. Graduate with two full academic majors, one in inclusive early childhood/childhood education and one in the liberal arts and sciences. The childhood education degree program provides superb career services support and boasts a high job placement rate.
We often receive requests from districts for Nazareth alumni. Information collected from the Class of 2015 found that none were seeking employment, 70% had gone on to grad programs, and 64% were employed. (Some alums are employed and in graduate school.)
Education: B.A., SUNY College at Geneseo; M.S., SUNY at Albany; Ph.D., University of Oregon.
Teaching and Research Interests: Autism spectrum disorders, personnel preparation; multiple perspectives and social model of disability; diverse learners; positive behavioral support; pre-service teacher education; instructional design; special education; systemic change.
Principal, Laurelton-Pardee Intermediate School, E. Irondequoit, N.Y.
“My professional successes are directly related to my experiences as a graduate of Nazareth's inclusive education certification. My most meaningful learning experiences took place in site-based classrooms taught by professors who enhanced the study of theory by using their experiences from their own classrooms."