Inclusive Childhood Education, B.A.

Take your place on the front lines of social impact as a progressive education professional. In Vermont State University’s Inclusive Childhood Education program, you will build experience in effective teaching techniques and learn to approach your work from the broader perspective of social justice to create inclusive learning environments that work for all students.

Studying in the only program of its kind in the state, you’ll earn a B.A. with endorsements in both elementary education (grades K-6) and special education (grades K-8). With extensive field experience and expert instructors, you’ll graduate ready to pursue licensure and make a difference in the classroom and the profession.

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Why Study Inclusive Childhood Education at Vermont State?

  • Unique Program: Vermont State offers the only inclusive childhood education program in the state. In addition to preparing for two teaching license endorsements, you’ll also broaden your perspective on the practice of education through courses focused on inclusivity, diversity, and social justice.   
  • Double Qualification: Enjoy greater career flexibility. Completing this program qualifies you for both elementary education jobs in grades K to 6 and/or special education jobs in grades K to 8. 
  • Skills for Classroom Effectiveness: We learn best when we can apply what we’re learning in real-world contexts. That’s why our courses are designed to immerse you in field experiences as early as possible, letting you test and develop what you are discovering in the classroom.  
  • Special Ed Training: If you decide to pursue a career as a special educator, your coursework and field experience will equip you to collaborate with students, families, and school professionals to ensure that all students learn and thrive in school. 
  • Geographical Flexibility: Live and work where you want to. Vermont teaching licenses are accepted reciprocally by many other states for elementary education jobs.  

Concentration in Inclusive Childhood Education

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Sample Courses

  • The Ecology of Human Experience 
  • Evaluating Characteristics of Diverse Learners 
  • Sociocultural Methods for Diverse Learners 
  • Teaching Toward Democracy 
  • Early Childhood Education, B.S. 
  • Early Childhood & Special Education, B.A. 
  • Inclusive Adolescent Education, B.A. 
  • Human Services, A.S. 
  • Music Education, B.M. 
  • Physical Education, B.S. 

Student Stories

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“I didn’t have a career plan at all. Now, I’m really looking forward to learning more, getting prepared, and entering the education field.”

Sam Cavazos

“We get so many real-life experiences as education majors. We’re able to really connect with schools and see examples of real-life teaching.”

Catie Roman
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