Graduate
Master's

Childhood Education/TESOL - Graduate Catalog

School of Education & Human Services
Childhood Education 1-6/TESOL K-12 (MSEd)
Department Co-Chairs:  Barbara A. Burns, PhD and Margaret Cain McCarthy, PhD
Degree:  MSEd

The Childhood/TESOL Master of Science in Education Degree Program at Canisius is designed for those dedicated to meet the needs of English Language Learners, placing a strong emphasis on theory, research and practicum experience.  The curriculum enables candidates to develop an understanding of etiology, related psychological and social factors and techniques proven effective for teaching students with diverse learning needs.  

This program combines the Childhood (1-6) program with the Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (K-12) program to prepare new candidates to gain initial and professional certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) and TESOL (Grades K-12).

Licensure Disclosure

Canisius College cannot determine whether completion of this program would be sufficient to meet licensure requirements outside of New York State for the intended occupation. We advise you to contact your state licensing board or appropriate licensing entity to determine whether the program meets requirements for Professional Licensure in the state where you are located or the state in which you intend to pursue licensure. Please contact the associate dean of your school if you have further questions.

Curriculum

SPE 580Classroom Management3
SPE 541Inclusive Strategies3
TESL 583Linguistics, Literacy, & Second Language Acquisition3
EDCH 509Literacy and the Arts in the Elementary Classroom3
EDU 505Foundations of Education3
EDU 595Child Abuse Workshop0
EDU 596Prevention of School Violence Workshop 0
TESL 584Curriculum, Assessment, & Methods of Teaching Native Language Arts3
EDU 572Teaching Social Studies Integrating English Language Arts3
EDU 556Assessment for Diverse Learners3
EDU 615Research Methods3
EDCH 540Learning and Development Birth to Grade 63
EDU 628Teaching Math & Science: Supporting STEM Education3
EDU 570Pre-Student Teaching3
TESL 585Methods and Materials of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages3
TESL 587Evaluation Assessment in Bilingual/TESOL Education3
EDU 592Student Teaching Seminar0
EDCH 593Student Teaching: Childhood9
EDU 597Dignity for All Students Workshop0
TESL 586Methods of Teaching the Subject Areas in the Native Language3
Total Credits54

Prerequisites for Childhood 1-6/TESOL K-12

Candidates need the following prerequisites to pursue this dual-certification program.  They may be done before or concurrently with the program.

1.  English - 3 credit hours
2. Math - 3 credit hours
3. Science - 3 credit hours
4. Social Studies - 3 credit hours
5. Language Other Than English - 12 credit hours

First Year
FallSpringSummer
SPE 541EDCH 540EDU 556
SPE 580EDU 572EDU 505
TESL 583EDU 628EDU 595
TESL 584TESL 586EDU 596
  EDU 615
Second Year
FallSpring 
EDCH 509EDCH 593 
EDU 570EDU 592 
TESL 585EDU 597 
TESL 587  

Learning Goals & Objectives

Learning Goal 1 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed in Writing)

CANDIDATES IN THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS WILL DEMONSTRATE CONTENT KNOWLEDGE, PEDAGOGICAL, AND PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE IN THEIR FIELD.

Teacher candidates will: 
  • Acquire knowledge of each student, and demonstrate knowledge of student development and learning to promote achievement for all students. 
  • Know the content they are responsible for teaching, and the pedagogical content knowledge to plan instruction that ensures growth and achievement for all students. 

Learning Goal 2 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed Skills and Dispositions)

CANDIDATES IN THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS WILL DEMONSTRATE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS NECESSARY FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE IN THEIR FIELD. 

Teacher candidates will: 
  • Demonstrate professional dispositions and implement instruction that engages and challenges all students to meet or exceed the learning standards.

Learning Goal 3 (SERVICE)

CANDIDATES IN THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS WILL DEMONSTRATE WILLINGNESS TO USE THEIR SKILLS TO BENEFIT AND SERVE SOCIETY. WITHIN THE CONTEXTS OF THEIR WORK, CANDIDATES PROMOTE AUTHENTIC LEARNING, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND A COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL JUSTICE IN ENVIRONMENTS THAT FOSTER RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY AND THE DIGNITY OF ALL.

Teacher candidates will:
  • Work with all students to create a dynamic learning environment that supports achievement and growth.
  • Use multiple measures to assess and document student growth, evaluate instructional effectiveness, and modify instruction for diverse learners.

Learning Goal 4 (PROFESSIONALISM)

CANDIDATES WILL DEMONSTRATE SELF-REFLECTION AS A HABIT OF MIND, CONTINUOUSLY ASSESSING AND REFINING THEIR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AS THEY CONSTRUCT A RICH REPERTOIRE OF RESEARCH-BASED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTITUDES FOR EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE ENSURING THAT ALL STUDENTS AND/OR CLIENTS HAVE OPTIMAL OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN AND GROW.

Teacher candidates will:
  • Set informed goals and strive for continuous professional growth.

Learning Goal 5 (LEADERSHIP)

CANDIDATES WILL BECOME ADEPT AT APPLYING THEIR ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE IN THE PROCESS OF EVALUATING THEIR OWN PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE AND DECISION-MAKING WITH RESPECT TO ITS IMPACT ON STUDENTS AND/OR CLIENTS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY. 

Teacher candidates will: 
  • Demonstrate professional responsibility and engage relevant stakeholders to maximize impact on student growth, development, and learning.