Master of Science
Required Courses for Certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
|EDCH 598||Professional Seminar||0|
Foundation of Literacy Instruction
(includes 30 hours of field experience)
|EDU 505||Foundations of Education||3|
Teaching Literacy with Diverse Populations
|EDCH 515||Assessment for Instruction||3|
|EDCH 540||Childhood Learning and Development||3|
|SPE 541||Inclusive Strategies||3|
|EDCH 543||Mathematics Instruction: Elementary||3|
|EDCH 545||Science Instruction: Elementary||3|
|EDCH 546||Multicultural Social Studies||3|
Seminar in Teaching & Assessment: Childhood
Includes about 2 days per week of field experience (prerequisite: EDCH 502)
Childhood five days per week, full time experience
|EDCH 594||Student Teaching Seminar||0|
|EDU 595||Child Abuse Seminar||0|
|EDU 596||Prevention of School Violence Seminar||0|
|EDU 597||Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)||0|
Additional Course Required for Master of Science in Education (Childhood)
EDCH 615 or
Note: may be completed during the
student teaching semester, if desired
Candidates wishing to obtain an extension to teach grades 7-9 (middle childhood) must take the following additional courses:
|EMC 552||Human Growth and Development: Middle Childhood||3|
|EMC 553||Cognition, Learning, Assessment and Diagnostic Teaching: Middle Childhood||3|
Additionally, candidates must possess a 30 credit hour academic concentration in a teaching discipline and pass the Content Specialty Test in the area of concentration.
Candidates wishing to obtain certification in Early Childhood (Birth-grade 2) may take one additional course:
|EDY 509||Early Childhood Curriculum||3|
Minimum grade required is a B-. Once complete, candidates will apply to NY State via the TEACH pathway of Individual Evaluation for an Additional Certification. When submitting the application, select Erie 1 BOCES as the processor, rather than NYSED. Candidates who have completed requirements for initial teacher certification may use EDR 508 (Emergent Literacy) to obtain the early childhood certification.
Required Certification Exams for Initial Certification: Individuals seeking a teaching certificate must achieve qualifying scores on a set of assessments as part of the New York State Teacher Certification Examination Program.
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