Childhood with Special Education Major

Possible Certifications

  • Childhood Education (Grades 1–6)
  • Special Education (Grades 1–6)

Possible Concentrations

  • Art History
  • Dance (audition required)
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Natural Science
  • Political Science
  • Spanish
  • Theatre
  • Urban Studies
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

Alumni Spotlight

Taylor Pescetti '13

Major: Childhood with Special Education

Career: Pescetti serves as Dean of Academics at Bronx Excellence 1 and is completing her master’s in school building and district administration.

Childhood with Special Education Major

Why study childhood/special education at Geneseo?

The childhood and special education program at Geneseo prepares students to become outstanding teachers.

Field experiences begin in the sophomore year and build each semester, so that when student teaching arrives, students are prepared to independently take on the challenges of a classroom. Students all will have the opportunity to work in various grades and with students with a range of abilities. 


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Program Highlights

  • Nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • All faculty experienced working in schools with children with disabilities
  • Field experiences early in the program
  • Opportunities to work in diverse placements with students ranging from those included in the general education classroom to those in residential settings
  • Opportunities to student teach in abroad and in Alaska and New York City
  • Special education faculty contribute to the field through leadership, service, and policy development nationally and internationally

Recent Employers

  • Excellence Community Schools, NYC
  • Hilton, NY, Central Schools
  • Livonia, NY,  Central Schools
  • New York City Public Schools
  • Perry, NY,  Central Schools
  • Pittsford, NY, Central Schools

Recent Grad Schools

  • College of St. Rose
  • Columbia University
  • George Mason University
  • Hofstra University
  • SUNY Buffalo State
  • SUNY Albany
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY Oneonta
  • SUNY Oswego
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rochester

Contact Info

Susan Salmon, Special Education Program Coordinator
South Hall 219D

School of Education

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