For program information, contact:
Sandy Chadwick, Program Coordinator
Satterlee 201, (315) 267-2502 (email@example.com)
The Master of Science for Teachers Childhood Education program (Grades 1-6) has been designed to meet certification regulations of The New York State Education Department as well as the standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This program is nationally recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). The program leads to Initial Childhood (grades 1–6) certification.
This program is intended for candidates who do not hold a teaching certificate and seek to earn certification in Childhood Education (grades 1–6). Candidates will undergo a transcript review in order to determine the completion of prerequisites.
Candidates may begin enrollment in the fall, spring or summer terms.
Requirements for Admission
- Artistic Expression (minimum of 3 credits to include two of the following: music, visual art, dance and drama)
- Communications (6 credits)
- Concepts in History (3 credits)
- Humanities (3 credits in children’s literature)
- Language other than English (6 credits)
- Mathematical Processes (6 credits, 3 of which can include statistics)
- Pedagogy (3 credits in human or child development)
- Science Processes (6 credits from two areas, one with a lab: biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics)
- Social Studies (6 credits from two areas)
- School Health (2 credits with CA, SAVE workshops)
Additional Degree Information
Candidates are strongly encouraged to review the Policies and Procedures in the Graduate Catalog, focusing on the specific information related to education programs.
Candidates may complete most, but not all, of their degree requirements in the Watertown area.
All degree candidates are required to successfully complete a Culminating Experience in the School of Education and Professional Studies designed to synthesize their academic experiences. GRED 669 Professional Development Performance Portfolio completed during the Student Teaching semester satisfies this requirement.
While not required for degree completion, candidates are required to complete all New York State teaching requirements to be eligible for certification. This will include passing all applicable New York State Teacher Certification Exams.
Student progress is carefully monitored throughout the program based on demonstration of appropriate knowledge, skills and dispositions. Students are provided with information on program expectations in their first semester. Students not making satisfactory progress will be counseled by their adviser and may be dropped from the program.
A minimum of 47 credit hours with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required for the granting of the Master of Science for Teachers, Childhood Education degree. The 47 credit hours are divided as follows:
|GRED 530 Classroom Management and Discipline||3|
|GRED 558 Literacy I: Methods (Childhood)||3|
|GRED 559 Literacy II: Methods (Childhood)||3|
|GRED 565 Elementary Mathematics: Content and Methods||3|
|GRED 566 Elementary Science: Content and Methods||3|
|GRED 567 Elementary Social Studies: Content and Methods||3|
|GRED 607 Foundations of Education (B–6)||3|
|GRED 664 Practicum in Childhood Education||3|
|SPED 505 Introduction to Special Education|
OR another advisor approved Special Education
|One graduate education course selected with prior advisor approval|
|Student Teaching and Culminating Experience||17|
|GRED 613 Teaching Internship, Grades 1-3||6|
|GRED 669 Professional Development Performance Portfolio||3|
|GRED 676 Student Teaching Seminar: Policies and Practice in American Education||2|
|GRED 696 Teaching Internship, Grades 4-6||6|
|Total credit hours||47|
Full-time Sample Schedule for MST Childhood Education
GRED 664 (Practicum)
|Term III (Student Teaching)
|* Must be taken in first semester|
Candidates considering part-time study should contact the advisor.
For application and enrollment information, contact:
Satterlee 114, (315) 267-2165 or 1-800-458-1142, ext. 1