Dec 01, 2022  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Curriculum and Instruction

Marcia Burrell, Interim Chair
110 Wilber Hall

Professors: Jean Ann, Barbara Beyerbach, Alfred Frederick, Sharon Kane, Bruce Long Peng, Pamela Michel, Patricia Russo, Roberta Schnorr, Harrison Yang

Associate Professors: Marcia Burrell, R. Deborah Davis, Amanda Fenlon, Barbara Garii, Jean Hallagan, Jacqueline Kibbey, Virginia MacEntee, Faith Maina, Dennis Parsons, Tania Ramalho

Assistant Professors: Anne Fairbrother, Bonita Hampton, Jennifer Kagan, Maria Murray, Eric Olson, Joanne O’Toole

The Curriculum and Instruction Department offers programs that lead to the Bachelor of Science degrees and NYS initial teaching certification in Childhood 1-6 areas of arts, English, French, German, mathematics, science, social studies, Spanish, and women’s studies; Adolescence 7-12 in the certification areas of biology, chemistry, earth sciences, English, French, German, mathematics, physics, social studies and Spanish; and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) K-12. All programs offer candidates the opportunity to experience coursework in pedagogy while encouraging candidates to examine a variety of coursework in the content areas. Candidates in the Adolescence 7-12 programs and TESOL are encouraged to consider completing a second major in the area of their concentration.

Candidates interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in one of the Curriculum and Instruction majors may enter the major as a freshman or as a transfer student.

Eligibility for Student Teaching

Eligibility for student teaching for Childhood 1-6, Adolescence 7-12 and TESOL K-12 majors will be evaluated at the end of the semester or quarter preceding the student teaching assignment. To be considered eligible, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. A cumulative index of 2.50 or above.
  2. Complete a minimum of 80 credit hours of course work.
  3. Completion of all professional education course work.
  4. Earned grade of “S” in all prior field placements.
  5. Complete a minimum of 80% of concentration course work.
  6. Document successful completion of instruction required by the New York State Education Department on the mandated reporting of child abuse (2 clock hrs); school violence prevention and intervention (2 clock hrs); alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse prevention; highway safety, traffic regulations, and school safety patrols; fire and arson prevention; and child abduction prevention. This requirement is met by taking the online Safe Schools Healthy Students (SSHS 1020). Go to for enrollment information.
  7. Adolescence French, German and Spanish 7-12 candidates must successfully complete the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).
  8. Submit required student teaching application forms to the appropriate office by the specified deadline.
  9. Childhood, Adolescence, and TESOL education majors must have grades of C- or better for all concentration, professional education, and cognate courses. All professional education courses and education cognates must be completed prior to student teaching.



Adolescence Education Concentration Areas

Childhood Education Areas of Concentration