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2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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


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Major Information

The Master of Science in Education, Curriculum and Instruction program meets academic requirements for Professional Certification for candidates entering with any of the following initial teacher certifications:

  • Early Childhood B-2
  • Childhood 1-6
  • Special Education Early Childhood B-2
  • Special Education 1-6
  • Middle Childhood 5-9 Generalist
  • Special Education Middle Childhood 5-9 Generalist
  • Middle Childhood 5-9 Specialist in the content areas of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, French, Spanish, German
  • Adolescence 7-12 in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, French, Spanish or German
  • Special Education 7-12 in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Earth Science, Mathematics, Social Studies; French, Spanish or German
  • Art K-12
  • Music K-12.

Purpose

The purpose of the MSED Curriculum and Instruction Program at Oswego is to prepare teachers to the level of excellence specified in the SUNY Oswego School of Education Conceptual Framework and in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. 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 three related areas of the curriculum: pedagogy, content related courses, and elective courses. The program builds to the completion of a graduate thesis or project, as well as a professional portfolio, in the final course.

Admission

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and be eligible for a NYS Initial Certificate in one of the following areas:  Early Childhood B-2; Childhood 1-6; Middle Childhood 5-9, Generalist; Middle Childhood, Specialist in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, French, German, Spanish; Adolescence 7-12 in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, German, French, Spanish; Special Education, Early Childhood B-2; Special Education, Childhood 1-6; Special Education Middle Childhood, Generalist; Special Education, Middle Childhood, Specialist in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, French, German, Spanish; Special Education, Adolescence in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, German, French, Spanish; Music K-12 or Art K-12.

The following materials must be submitted by March 1 for summer and fall admission and October 1 for spring admission, to the Graduate Studies Office, 606 Culkin Hall. 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.

  1. Completed application form, Parts I and II.
  2. Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate work.
  3. Minimum overall grade index of 2.70. If index is 2.69 or below, score from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) – General Aptitude Score or the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) must be submitted with the application materials. To be considered, an applicant must score at the fiftieth percentile or better.
  4. Evidence of meeting requirements for NYS Provisional or Initial Teacher Certification in one of the areas mentioned above.
  5. Two letters of recommendation. One from a college professor, one from the student teaching experience.
  6. Professional Resume.
  7. Completion of Program Planning Meeting. These meetings are scheduled prior to the deadline to complete the program planning. To schedule a meeting call the Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Office at 315-312-4052 or email cigrad@oswego.edu.

Degree Candidacy

Candidates accepted into the MSED Curriculum and Instruction program must apply for Degree Candidacy after completing 12-18 cr of the program. Any coursework taken in excess of 18 cr 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 12 cr of graduate content related coursework linking pedagogy to content. Candidates with  initial certificates in Early Childhood B-2; Childhood 1-6; Middle Childhood, Generalist; Special Education, Early Childhood B-2; Special Education, Childhood 1-6; Special Education, Middle Childhood, Generalist must complete the Generalist Track of the program. Candidates with Secondary 7-12 provisional; or initial certificates in Middle Childhood Specialist 5-9; Adolescence 7-12; Special Education, Middle Childhood Specialist 5-9; Special Education, Adolescence 7-12; Music K-12 or Art K-12 must complete the Specialist Track.

I. MSED, CURRICULUM and INSTRUCTION: (36 cr)


Generalist Track

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.

Languages Other than English:


The courses will be taught in French, German, & Spanish on a predictable rotating basis that accommodates enrollment.

Physics:


II. MSED, CURRICULUM and INSTRUCTION: (36 cr)


Specialist Track

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.

 

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