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Graduate Programs in Teacher Education

Our M.S in Education programs are developed in consultation with leading educators and taught by expert faculty who are active practitioners in the field. Classes meet every other week, on Saturday and Sunday, to readily accommodate the schedules of working adults. You can complete some of the programs in just 18 months, or take up to five years to finish. All programs are offered via the College’s quarter system, and lead to the Master of Science degree (M.S. in Ed.) and to eligibility for New York State certification. 

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Our M.S in Education Programs (choose one) 

Childhood Education (CE) (33 credits) The Childhood Education program prepares students to deliver research guided, evidence-based instruction to learners in grades 1-6; the program is offered through the College’s weekend quarter schedule and is designed for highly-motivated candidates who do not have a background in Education but who wish to prepare for teaching the challenging curriculum demands in grades 1 through 6. No prior certification is required for entrance into the program. Completion of the program leads to recommendation for initial certification as childhood educators in grades 1 through 6.

Teacher of Students with Disabilities (SWD)  (36-39 credits) (including additional credentialing for severe and multiple disabilities)The teacher of Students with Disabilities program prepares students to work with learners who have various disabling conditions, including those who have multiple and severe disabilities. This program is offered through the weekend quarter schedule. Students are required to hold at least initial certification in another area prior to enrolling in the SWD program. Completion of the Students with Disabilities program qualifies students for dual certification in Students with Disabilities together with the student’s prior area of certification: Early Childhood, Childhood, Middle Childhood, or Adolescence (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Math, Physics, or Social Studies). Students who successfully complete the SWD program are recommended for certification as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities as well as the annotation/extension in Severe/Multiple Disabilities.

Dual Program—Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities (CE/SWD) (45 credits) The combined Childhood Education/Students with Disabilities program equips the newcomer to the field of education with the tools, skills, knowledge and resources for providing effective instruction to children in grades 1 through 6. The coursework provides career changers who do not have formal education in teaching with an opportunity to discover strategies for differentiating instruction for all learners, including those with special needs, in both general and special education environments. No prior certification is required for entrance into the CE/SWD program. Satisfactory completion of the program leads to recommendation for initial certification in both general and special childhood education.

Adolescence Education (AE) (33 credits) The Adolescence Education program provides students who have an undergraduate (or graduate) degree in a content area such as English, Math, Science, Social Studies and World Languages with state of the art pedagogical science to prepare them for their role as 21st century adolescence educators. The 18 month program focusing on research based practice is offered through the College’s weekend quarter schedule and leads to an M.S. in Education with recommendation for initial certification in grades 7-12 in the content area. Prior certification is not required for entrance into the AE program.

Dual Program—Adolescence Education and Students with Disabilities (AE/SWD) (45 credits) —Grades 7-12 Generalist  The rigor of the dual Adolescence Education/Students with Disabilities-7-12 Generalist curriculum prepares the motivated candidate with an undergraduate degree in a content area such as English, Math, Science, Social Studies and World Languages with the tools and strategies needed in today’s diverse middle and high school classroom. The challenging coursework provides career changers who do not have formal education in teaching with an opportunity to discover strategies for differentiating instruction for all learners, including those with special needs, in a variety of general and special education environments including the inclusive mainstreamed classroom, consultative, collaborative and co-taught environments, the resource room and the self- contained milieu. No prior certification is required for entrance into the AE/SWD program. Satisfactory completion of the program leads to an M.S. in Education with recommendation for initial certification in both general education in the content area and in special education at the 7-12 grade levels.

Teacher of Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (TVI) (36 to 39 credits) The program for Teachers of Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired prepares students to work with learners who have visual impairments or who are totally blind, including those with multiple and severe disabilities. This program is offered hybrid online; students meet on campus two Sundays per term and one week each during two summers. Students are required to hold initial certification in another area prior to enrolling in the VI program. Successful completion of the program leads to recommendation for certification as a Teacher of the Blind/Visually Impaired.

 


 
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