Childhood/Students With Disabilities & Special Education

This undergraduate major will lead to initial certification in both Childhood Education (grades 1-6) and Students with Disabilities (grades 1-6). The dual certification offered by this program will greatly enhance a graduate’s ability to be employed in either an elementary school or at a facility devoted to special education. 

Available Concentrations 

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • History 
  • Spanish

Program Highlights


You'll start observing classrooms your freshmen year to gain experience all four years at Roberts. By the end of your program, you'll have 150 hours of observation in classrooms under your belt. 


Your senior year, you'll spend one semester in area schools student teaching to help prepare you for your career after college.


You will be prepared to teach in a traditional elementary classroom, a self-contained special education elementary classroom, and an inclusion elementary classroom, providing you with flexibility for options after college.

B.S. Program Credits: 140 hours

Liberal Arts: 60 Credit Hours

Major/Concentration: 80

Standard Completion Time
Four Years



What Will I Learn?

You will be taught inclusive strategies that will qualify you to teach in a traditional elementary classroom, a self-contained special education classroom and a inclusion classroom.

Alumni Success

Sumita Leonard '15

Second Grade Teacher
Rochester Prep West Elementary School

Stephanie Morse '08

1st Grade Teacher
McGee's Crossroads Elementary, North Carolina

Kendra Zaffuto '12

6th Grade Math and Social Studies Teacher
Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women, Rochester, NY

Jackie Corbett '15

6th Grade Math Teacher
Canandaigua Middle School, Canandaigua, NY

Who Will I Meet?

Emma Monfiletto, Childhood/Students With Disabilities & Special Education '17

I am a Childhood Education major with a science concentration. Being a part of the education department has really fueled my passion for teaching and learning. I love the way the professors have such a dedication for stretching us to reach our full potential, as well as how they take the time to really get to know us on a personal level. The professors not only teach us about effective teaching strategies, but provide a model of what truly compassionate and understanding educators do. It is during my time with the education department that I have really been able to start to discover myself as an educator and challenge myself as a lifelong learner. - Emma Monfiletto, '17




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