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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Curriculum and Instruction Professional Certification–M.S.E.D.


Major Information

The Master of Science in Education, Curriculum and Instruction program meets academic requirements for New York State Professional Certification for candidates entering with certifications in the following areas:

  • Adolescence (7-12) or Middle Childhood Specialist (5-9)tin the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, French, Spanish or German
  • Art All Grades
  • Early Childhood (B-2), Childhood (1-6), Middle Childhood Generalist (5-9)
  • Music All Grades
  • Special Education

Purpose

The purpose of the MSED Curriculum and Instruction program is to prepare teachers to the level of excellence specified in the SUNY Oswego School of Education Conceptual Framework and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) guidelines. The program expects teachers to value authentic learning and social justice in order to transform the school fabric through their content expertise, effective practice, reflection, collaboration, and educational leadership. To achieve these goals, the program is divided into two related areas of the curriculum: pedagogical practice and content related coursework.

Admission

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and hold or be eligible for a NYS Initial Certificate in one of the previously listed areas list (See Table of Application Requirements for Admission to Graduate Degree Programs).

The following materials must be submitted to the Graduate Studies Office, 606 Culkin Hall, by March 1 for summer and fall admission and October 1 for spring admission. All applicants will be considered at one time following each closing date. Completed applications received after the deadline date will be reviewed in the next application period.

Application must include the following materials:

  1. Application for Admission to Master’s Degree, Part II Graduate Applicant Essay;
  2. Official transcript for all undergraduate (minimum 2.7 GPA) and graduate work;
  3. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) if GPA is 2.69 or below. To be considered, an applicant must score at the fiftieth percentile or better;
  4. Copy of NYS Initial Teacher Certificate in one of the areas mentioned above or evidence of eligibility;
  5. Two letters of recommendation, one from a college professor, one from the student teaching experience;
  6. Professional Resume;
  7. Program Advisement Form that you will complete at a Program Advisement Form meeting. These meetings are scheduled prior to the deadline date. To schedule a meeting email cigrad@oswego.edu or by calling 315-312-4052.

Degree Candidacy

Candidates accepted into the MSED Curriculum and Instruction program must apply for Degree Candidacy after completing 12–18 credits of the program. Any coursework taken in excess of 18 credits without candidacy is liable to forfeiture.A grade index of 3.00 or better is required to qualify for degree candidacy status. Submit the candidacy application to the Graduate Studies Office, 606 Culkin Hall; the application and a current transcript will be forwarded to the Curriculum and Instruction Department for review. Candidates will receive a follow-up letter advising them of their status and remaining requirements to be met.

The Program

The Curriculum and Instruction Program meets the most current NYS professional certification requirements. These requirements include the completion of twelve credits of graduate content related coursework linking pedagogy to content. Candidates will complete the Generalist Track if their initial certification falls into Early Childhood (B-2), Childhood (1-6),Middle Childhood Generalist (5-9) or Special Education. Candidates with initial certification in Adolescence (7-12), Special Education 7-12, Middle Childhood Specialist (5-9), Art All Grades, Music All Grades will complete the Specialist Track.

I. MSED, CURRICULUM and INSTRUCTION: (30 cr)


Generalist Track

B. Pedagogical Electives (6 cr)


Select two approved electives

C. Generalist Track Content Core (12 cr)


Candidates with certification in elementary, early childhood, childhood or middle childhood generalist with or without special education must select four content courses in the area of the undergraduate concentration, or with permission of the content area graduate advisor, in another NYSED Learning Standards area other than the concentration area.

  • EDU 506 - Use of Technology for Professional Development
  • Additionally, candidates with certification in childhood or middle childhood generalist with or without special education must select three content courses in the area of the undergraduate concentration or, with permission of the graduate advisor, in another NYSED Learning Standards area other than the concentration area.

II. MSED, CURRICULUM and INSTRUCTION: (30 cr)


Specialist Track

B. Pedagogical Electives (6 cr)


Select two approved electives

C. Specialist Track Content Core (12 cr)


Candidates with certification with or without special education in middle childhood, specialist in the content areas; Adolescence 7-12 in the content areas; Art K-12 or Music K-12 must select four courses in the content area related to the initial certification area as defined by the NYSED Learning Standards with co-advisement of faculty from the content area and the faculty advisor from Curriculum and Instruction.

  • ART
    Select four Graduate Art Electives with advisor approval.

  • BIOLOGY
    Select four Graduate Biology Electives with advisor approval.

  • CHEMISTRY
    Select four Graduate Chemistry Electives with advisor approval.

  • EARTH SCIENCE
    Select four Graduate Earth Science Electives with advisor approval.

  • ENGLISH
    ENG 5XX—American Literature
    ENG 5XX—British Literature
    Select two other Graduate English Electives with advisor approval.

  • LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH
    Select four Modern Languages and Literatures Graduate Electives with advisor approval.

  • MATHEMATICS
    Select four Graduate Mathematics Electives with advisor approval.

  • MUSIC
    Select four Graduate Music Electives with advisor approval.

  • PHYSICS
     
    Select three other Graduate Physics Electives with advisor approval.

  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    HIS 500—History Seminar Course with departmental approval
    Select three Graduate History Electives with advisor approval.

 

  • EDU 506 - Use of Technology for Professional Development
  • Additionally, candidates with certification, with or without special education, in middle childhood specialist in the content areas; Adolescence 7–12 in the content areas; Art K–12 or Music K–12 must select three courses in the content area related to the initial certification area as defined by the NYSED Learning Standards with co-advisement of faculty from the content area and the faculty advisor from Curriculum and Instruction.