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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Curriculum and Instruction

Pamela Michel, Chair
110 Wilber Hall

Professors: Barbara Beyerbach, Alfred Frederick, Sharon Kane, Pamela Michel, Patricia Russo, Roberta Schnorr, Joyce Smith, Suzanne Weber, Harrison Yang

Associate Professors: Jean Ann, Josephine Farrell, Mary Harrell, Audrey Hurley, Jacqueline Kibbey, Faith Maina, Dennis Parsons, Bruce Peng, Claire Putala, Tania Ramalho

Assistant Professors: Marcia Burrell, R. Deborah Davis, Anne Fairbrother, Amanda Fenlon, Barbara Garii, Jean Hallagan, Bonita Hampton, Jennifer Kagan, Virginia MacEntee, Eric Olson, Xiaoqin S. Irminger

The Curriculum and Instruction Department offers programs that lead to the Bachelor of Science degrees and NYS initial teaching certification in Childhood 1-6; 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 course work in pedagogy while encouraging candidates to examine a variety of course work in the academic 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. All candidates must complete Candidacy during the first block of education courses. The number of candidates admitted will depend on both demand and resources within the program, including the potential availability of required field placements in urban and other high need schools. Not all qualified candidates may be admitted. For more information about program requirements, admission to candidacy, and student teaching consult either the Childhood 1-6 major, Adolescence 7-12 major, or TESOL major information.

Eligibility for Student Teaching

Eligibility for student teaching for Childhood 1-6, Adolescence 7-12 and TESOL 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; school safety, 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 Language 7-12 candidates must successfully complete the Oral Proficiency Inventory (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.