Graduate Bulletin 2013-2015 » Academic Programs and Courses » Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education » M.S.Ed. Program in Teaching Literacy Birth-Grade 6 and Special Education Grades 1-6
M.S.Ed. Program in Teaching Literacy Birth-Grade 6 and Special Education Grades 1-6
The dual certification program is designed for teachers who have already had an initial certification in elementary or childhood education. This 45-48 credit program will lead to professional certification in Literacy, Birth-Grade 6 and initial certification in teaching Students with Disabilities (SWD), Grades 1-6. The dual certification program will prepare qualified candidates to acquire knowledge, skills, expertise, and dispositions so that they can teach literacy skills to different type of learners, particularly develop the proficiencies in teaching literacy to Students with Disabilities.
• Initial or provisional certification in elementary or childhood education.
• A bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
• Two letters of recommendation.
• An essay delineating reasons for choosing this program and discussing career goals.
Degree and Certification Requirements
To qualify for the M.S. in Literacy Birth-6 and Special Education 1-6, students must complete 45-48 credits. Upon completion of the program and meeting all the certification requirements by the New York State Education Department, the students will be recommended for initial/professional certification: a) in Teaching Literacy Birth-grade 6 and b) in Special Education Grades 1-6.
Program of study
EDR 529: Language, Literacy, and Educational Technology. 3 credits
EDR 702: Language and Literacy Acquisition and Development in Children. 3 credits
EDR 712: Instructional Approaches for Language and Literacy Development for
the Diverse Learner in Early Childhood and Childhood Education. 3 credits
EDR 722: Assessing and Evaluating Language and Literacy Development
in Childhood and Early Childhood Education. 3 credits
EDR 752: Teaching Comprehensive Strategies in Literacy through Children's
Literature for the Diverse Learner in Early Childhood and Childhood Education. 3 credits
EDR 731: Practicum in Fostering Language and Literacy Development in Early
Childhood and Childhood Education. 6 credits
EDE 743: Diagnosis of Difficulties in Learning Elementary School Mathematics. 3 credits
EDS 701: Understanding Individuals with Disabilities. 3 credits
EDS 709: Curriculum and Instructional Practices for Culturally and
Linguistically Diverse Childhood Students with Disabilities. 3 credits
EDS 741: Psycho-educational Evaluation of Children with Learning Problems. 3 credits
EDS 743: Behavioral assessment Management and Change. 3 credits
EDS 719: Student Teaching of Diverse Learners with Disabilities in Inclusive
and Specialized Settings. 6 credits
EDR 767: Project Seminar Research on Literacy I. 3 credits
EDR 768: Project Seminar Research on Literacy II. 3 credits
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