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Master of Science Degree in Education:

Master of Science Degree in Education in Early Childhood Special Education Leading to Professional Certification–30 Credits

The program is designed for students who have a degree and an initial New York State certification in education and want to teach young children with disabilities in public or private school settings. Coursework is aligned with the NYS Learning Standards and is designed to provide students with content on working with infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities across contexts. The sequence will provide our students with skills to work with young children with mild, moderate, severe, or profound disabilities. The literacy courses, in particular, will emphasize young children with mild language or learning disabilities.

Admissions Requirements
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Admission to Candidacy
Students will be reviewed for candidacy after the completion of twelve credits. Students in the dual certification program will need to have passed the LAST examination and completed all liberal arts deficiencies, if applicable, before being admitted to candidacy. Please see general candidacy guidelines at the beginning of the catalog. Students not admitted to candidacy will not be permitted to enroll in practicum or student teaching.

Degree Requirements
Performance expectations for candidates are based on the New York State Teacher Education Standards and on the New York State Learning Standards. In addition, course objectives reflect the standards established by the professional organization for each educational discipline. Acquisition of knowledge, skills, and dispositions are assessed through exams, demonstrations, papers, products, self and peer reflections, and through observations of field based experiences.

Performance benchmarks assure that candidates maintain high academic and professional standards. After the completion of 12 credits, a favorable review of student performance results in admission to candidacy. The final benchmarks include satisfactory completion of all coursework, field experiences, student teaching (if required), and practicum.

Required Courses for M.S. in Education in Early Childhood Special Education Leading to Professional Certification–30 Credits
EDU 550 Child Development 3
LIT 601 Early Language & Literacy Instruction 3
SED 543 Testing & Assessment 3
SED 560 Instructional & Curricular Components for Students w/Autism & Severe Disabilities 3
SED 565 Models, Policies, & Practices in Early Childhood Special Education 3
SED 566 Planning & Implementation of Effective Programs & Interventions for Young Children w/Disabilities 3
SED 519 Multicultural Creative Arts, Content, & Curriculum For Young Diverse Learners 3
SED 563 Teaching Math, Science, & Technology to Children w/Learning & Behavioral Disorders 3
SED 812 Student Behavioral Strategies in the Classroom 3
SED 895 Leadership Seminar in Early Childhood Special Education: Field Practicum & Research with
Special Project 3

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.

Master of Science Degree in Education in Childhood Special Education Leading to Professional Certification–30 credits

The program is designed for students who have a degree and an initial New York State certification in education and want to teach children with disabilities in public or private school settings. Coursework is aligned with the NYS Learning Standards and is designed to provide students with content on working with children with disabilities across contexts. The sequence will provide students with skills to work with children with mild, moderate, severe, or profound learning disabilities and behavior disorders.

Admissions Requirements
To view Admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

Admission to Candidacy
Students will be reviewed for candidacy after the completion of twelve credits. Students in the dual certification program will need to have passed the LAST examination and completed all liberal arts deficiencies, if applicable, before being admitted to candidacy. Please see general candidacy guidelines at the beginning of the catalog. Students not admitted to candidacy will not be permitted to enroll in practicum or student teaching.

Degree Requirements
Performance expectations for candidates are based on the New York State Teacher Education Standards and on the New York State Learning Standards. In addition, course objectives reflect the standards established by the professional organization for each educational discipline. Acquisition of knowledge, skills, and dispositions are assessed through exams, demonstrations, papers, products, self and peer reflections, and through observations of field based experiences.

Performance benchmarks assure that candidates maintain high academic and professional standards. After the completion of 12 credits, a favorable review of student performance results in admission to candidacy. The final benchmarks include satisfactory completion of all coursework, field experiences, student teaching (if required), and practicum.

Required Courses for M.S. in Education in Childhood Special Education Leading to Professional Certification–30 credits
LIT 503 Using Literature in the Classroom 3
SED 562 Teaching Reading & Writing to Children w/Learning & Behavioral Disorders 3
SED 563 Teaching Math, Science, & Technology to Children w/ Learning & Behavioral Disorders 3
EDU 515 Differentiated Instruction in Learning Environment 3
SED 543 Testing and Assessment 3
SED 560 Instructional & Curricular Components for Autism Students w/ & Severe Disabilities 3
SED 579 Learning & Behavior Disorders in Children 3
SED 793 Educational Assessment & Applications 3
SED 812 Student Behavioral Strategies in the Classroom 3
SED 894 Leadership Seminar in Childhood Special Education with Field Practicum & Research w/Special Project 3

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.

Dual Childhood Education/Childhood Special Education

Admissions Requirements
To view Admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

Admission to Candidacy
Students will be reviewed for candidacy after the completion of twelve credits. Students in the dual certification program will need to have passed the LAST examination and completed all liberal arts deficiencies, if applicable, before being admitted to candidacy. Please see general candidacy guidelines at the beginning of the catalog. Students not admitted to candidacy will not be permitted to enroll in practicum or student teaching.

Degree Requirements
Performance expectations for candidates are based on the New York State Teacher Education Standards and on the New York State Learning Standards. In addition, course objectives reflect the standards established by the professional organization for each educational discipline. Acquisition of knowledge, skills, and dispositions are assessed through exams, demonstrations, papers, products, self and peer reflections, and through observations of field based experiences.

Performance benchmarks assure that candidates maintain high academic and professional standards. After the completion of 12 credits, a favorable review of student performance results in admission to candidacy. The final benchmarks include satisfactory completion of all coursework, field experiences, student teaching (if required), and practicum.

Master of Science Degree in Education in Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education Leading to Dual Program Initial Certification– 42-45
The program is designed for students who seek initial certification in childhood education and certification to teach children with disabilities in inclusive, center-based, home, or school settings. Applicants for the degree program must have a liberal arts bachelor’s degree and 6 credits each in mathematics, science, social studies, English language arts, and three credits in a foreign language. Coursework in artistic expression, communication, information retrieval, and humanities is also required by New York State regulations. Any deficiencies will need to be satisfied prior to acceptance for candidacy. Coursework is aligned with the NYS Learning Standards and is designed to provide students with content on working in childhood education and with children with disabilities across contexts. The sequence will provide our students with skills to work with children with mild, moderate, severe, or profound learning disabilities and behavior disorders.

Required Courses for M.S. in Education in Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education Leading to Dual Program Initial Certification– 42-45 Credits
EDU 512 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 550 Child Development 3
EDU 551 Cognition & Instruction 3
EDU 514 Communities as Curriculum: A Multicultural Perspective 3
EDU 515 Differentiated Instruction in the Learning Environment 3
EDU 519 Creative Arts for Teaching & Learning 3
SED 562 Teaching Reading & Writing to Children w/Learning & Behavioral Disorders 3
SED 563 Teaching Math, Science, & Technology to Children w/ Learning & Behavioral Disorders 3
LIT 503 Using Literature in the Classroom 3
SED 560 Instructional & Curricular Components for Students w/Autism & Severe Disabilities 3
SED 579 Learning & Behavior Disorders in Children 3
SED 812 Student Behavioral Strategies in the Classroom
SED 793 Educational Assessment & Applications 3
SED 892 Leadership Seminar in Childhood Special Education: Field Practicum & Research w/ Special Project 3
EDU 333 Student Teaching for Childhood & Childhood Special Education —2 sites (if needed) 3

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.

Dual Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education

Admissions Requirements
To view Admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

Admission to Candidacy
Students will be reviewed for candidacy after the completion of twelve credits. Students in the dual certification program will need to have passed the LAST examination and completed all liberal arts deficiencies, if applicable, before being admitted to candidacy. Please see general candidacy guidelines at the beginning of the catalog. Students not admitted to candidacy will not be permitted to enroll in practicum or student teaching.

Degree Requirements
Performance expectations for candidates are based on the New York State Teacher Education Standards and on the New York State Learning Standards. In addition, course objectives reflect the standards established by the professional organization for each educational discipline. Acquisition of knowledge, skills, and dispositions are assessed through exams, demonstrations, papers, products, self and peer reflections, and through observations of field based experiences.

Performance benchmarks assure that candidates maintain high academic and professional standards. After the completion of 12 credits, a favorable review of student performance results in admission to candidacy. The final benchmarks include satisfactory completion of all coursework, field experiences, student teaching (if required), and practicum.

Master of Science Degree in Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education Leading to Dual Program Initial Certification – 39-42 Credits
The program is designed for students who seek initial certification in early childhood education and certification to teach young children with disabilities in inclusive, center-based, home, or school settings. Applicants for the degree program must have a liberal arts bachelor’s degree and 6 credits each in mathematics, science, social studies, English language arts, and three credits in a foreign language. Coursework in artistic expression, communication, information retrieval, and humanities is also required by New York State regulations. Any deficiencies will need to be satisfied prior to acceptance for candidacy. Coursework is aligned with the NYS Learning Standards and is designed to provide students with content on working in early childhood education and with children with disabilities across contexts. The sequence will provide our students with skills to work with young children with mild, moderate, severe, or profound learning disabilities and behavior disorders.

Required Courses for M.S. in Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education Leading to Dual Program Initial Certification – 39-42 Credits
EDU 512 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 550 Child Development 3
EDU 551 Cognition & Instruction 3
ECE 511 Curriculum Development in Early Childhood 3
EDU 513 Math, Science, Technology in the Classroom 3
SED 519 Multicultural Creative Arts, Content, & Curriculum For Diverse Learners 3
LIT 503 Using Literature in the Classroom 3 OR LIT 501 Introduction to Literacy Instruction 3
LIT 601 Early Language & Literacy Instruction 3
SED 543 Testing & Assessment 3
SED 560 Instructional & Curricular Components for Students w/Autism & Severe Disabilities 3
SED 565 Models, Policies, & Practices in Early Childhood Special Education 3
SED 566 Planning & Implementation of Effective Programs & Interventions for Young Children w/Disabilities 3
SED 893 Leadership Seminar in Early Childhood Special Education: Field Practicum & Research w/Special Project 3
ECE 322 Student Teaching for Early Childhood & Early Childhood Special Education– 2 sites (if needed) 3

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.