Marcia Burrell, Chair
Directory of Professors
The Curriculum and Instruction Department offers programs that lead to the Bachelor of Science degree and NYS initial teaching certification in Childhood 1-6 areas of The 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 and a variety of coursework in the content areas. Candidates in the Adolescence 7-12 programs and TESOL K-12 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:
- A cumulative index of 2.50 or above.
- Complete a minimum of 80 credit hours of course work.
- Completion of all professional education course work.
- Earned grade of “S” in all prior field placements.
- Complete a minimum of 80% of concentration course work.
- Document successful completion of instruction required by the New York State Education Department on discrimination and harassment prevention, by completing an approved Dignity for All Students workshop (DASA 1020); and 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 by completing an approved Safe Schools Health Students workshop (SSHS 1020). Go to www.oswego.edu/safeschools for enrollment information for both DASA 1020 and SSHS 1020
- Adolescence French, German and Spanish 7-12 candidates must successfully complete the official Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).
- Submit required student teaching application forms to the appropriate office by the specified deadline.
- 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.
- Required purchase of electronic assessment instrument.
Adolescence Education Concentration Areas
Childhood Education Areas of Concentration
Early Childhood Education