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B.A. in Inclusive Education: Elementary Education

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Program Information

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The B.A. in 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: 1) an initial license in 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.

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJ DOE), not Rowan University, grants certifications based on requirements set by the state. While coursework for this program meets the academic requirements for NJ DOE certification, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all other certification requirements are met, including, but not limited to, appropriate type and level of license and years of experience. NJ DOE certification requirements are subject to change. Certification applications are evaluated, by NJ DOE, based on the most current state requirements. For current NJ DOE licensure information, click here. To learn more about this program as an alumni or student of a Rowan College partner, please refer here.

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The B.A. in Inclusive Education with a concentration in Elementary Education is a full-time program offered at our RCBC campus. It requires the completion of 64 semester hours (24 courses), which are possible to complete in 4 consecutive semesters.

  • 21-22 Courses / 60 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 34 S.H.
SMED 33220 Educational Technology 1
SPED 08360 Positive Behavioral Supports 3
SPED 08307 Assessment of Students with Exceptional Learning Needs 3
CASE 90532 Working with Families & Communities  3
SPED 08308 Assistive Technology & Transition Planning 3
SPED 08415 Specialized Instruction 3
SPED 02340 Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
INCL 02223 Supporting and Teaching Bilingual Students  3
INCL 02445  Clinical Practice
SPED 08450 Clinical Practice Special Education 3
INCL 02440 Diversity Seminar 2
SPED 08445 Clinical Seminar 2
Early Childhood Education Track Courses: 26 S.H.
ECED 23211 Seminar: Principles and Pedagogies in the Inclusive Classroom  1
ECED 23220 Contemporary Child in the Family and Community 3
ECED 23320 Building Brains: Competency and Resilience 3
READ 30320 Language Development Emergent Literacy 4
ECED 23322 Planning, Integrating, and Adapting Curriculum: Math and Science  3
ECED 23321 Effective Learning Environments for Diverse Children 3
ECED 23431 Planning Curriculum: Across the Content Area 3
ECED 23430 Observation/Assessment/Evaluation of Diverse Learners 3
READ 30347 Phonics and Spelling in the Reading and Writing Classroom 3
Elementary Education Track Courses: 26 S.H.
ELEM 02210 Seminar: Principles and Pedagogies in the Inclusive Classroom 1
READ 30311 Literacy Pedagogy I 3
INCL 02330 Differentiating Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom 2
INCL 02310 STREAM I: Social Studies, ELA, & the Arts 2
INCL 02315 STREAM I: Clinical Experience 1
READ 30351 Literacy Pedagogy II 2
INCL 02320 STREAM II: STEM & Health 3
INCL 02335 STREAM II: Clinical Experience 1
INCL 02325 Mathematics Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom 2
WA 07309 Writing Children's Stories 3
WA 01358 Writing and Craft for Elementary Students 3
WA 01315 Writing with Technologies 3
WA 01415 Situating Writing 3
WA 01250 Tutoring Writing 3
WA 01201 How Writers Read 3
WA 01350 Rhetorics of Style 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.


  • Complete the Application Form through our county college partner
  • Associate’s degree or an equivalent number of transferable college credits
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
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