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As a Daemen education major, you will get field experience in actual classrooms starting your freshman year—as opposed to junior year in many other programs—giving you more confidence with students and preparation for your career. Small class sizes help facilitate enhanced interaction with faculty members dedicated to teaching excellence and providing personal attention to each student. This hands-on approach, combined with small classes and exceptional instruction, has led our combined pass rates on the annual New York State Teacher Certification Examinations to consistently exceed 90%.

Program Highlights

Students will ultimately be eligible for teaching adolescent students with disabilities in self-contained classrooms and in supportive roles such as special education consultant teachers, special education resource room teachers, and integrated special education co-teachers.

  • Undergraduate program schedule will include  a sequence in each English, History, Math and Science
  • Students in SwDG must complete six hours in one foreign language: French, Spanish, Italian, Sign Language
  • 130 credit program
  • Daemen College is currently pursuing accreditation of its educator preparation programs by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).  Pursuant to §52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator preparation programs offered by Daemen College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.”

Program Information

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Suggested Course Sequence

Learning Technology

The Swivl robot records the audio and video of the candidate while following them 360 degrees around their classrooms.  

Education students at Daemen benefit from using state-of-the-art video technology as a powerful assessment tool. Daemen has invested in a complete range of digital educational tools including Swivl robots, Smartboards, iPads, and educational apps to give our students a distinct advantage.




For more information contact the Admissions Office at 716.839.8225 (toll-free 1.800.462.7652) or email