Note: SUNY Potsdam will not be admitting students into this program. Applicants interested in pursuing the MST Childhood degree on a part-time basis are encouraged to apply for the MST Childhood Education degree. If you have any questions about pursuing the MST Childhood Education degree on a part-time basis in the Watertown area or at SUNY Potsdam, please contact the Graduate Admissions Counselor at email@example.com (315) 267-2165.
The Master of Science for Teachers degree in Childhood Instruction, leading to Ontario certification at the Primary/Junior Division levels, is a part-time program, with the exception of the final practicum semester, which requires full-time commitment. The program of studies will take, at the most, 8 semesters to complete. Classes are in the Ottawa area.
The program has been approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, and it is accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. This program was designed to be in accordance with the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession and the Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession of the Ontario College of Teachers, and the Curriculum Policies and literacy and numeracy initiatives of the Ontario Ministry of Education.
Date: Monday, November 12, 2012.
Session begins at 7 p.m.
(Additional dates TBA for Winter/Spring 2013)
Ottawa Catholic School Board (Board Room)
570 West Hunt Club Road
Reservations are helpful but not required.
Successful completion of prerequisite academic courses is required with a grade of at least C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in each of the areas above.
Prerequisites must be completed prior to being recommended for certification. Students should seek prerequisite course approval prior to enrolling in any such course.
|GRCN 505 Introduction to Special Education||3|
|GRCN 517 Integrating the Arts into the Elementary Classroom|| 3|
|GRCN 530 Classroom Management & Discipline||3|
|GRCN 558 Literacy I Methods||3|
|GRCN 559 Literacy II Methods||3|
|GRCN 565 Elementary Mathematics Content & Methods||3|
|GRCN 566 Elementary Science Content & Methods||3|
|GRCN 567 Elementary Social Studies Content & Methods||3|
|GRCN 587 Health & Physical Education||2|
|GRCN 607 Foundations of Education: Birth – Grade 6||3|
|GRCN 635 Educational Research in Curriculum & Instruction||3|
|GRCN 664 Field Experience in JK-6 Education||3|
|GRCN 677 Learning and Development||3|
Student Teaching (Practicum) Semester (Final spring semester)
|GRCN 676 Student Teaching Seminar: School Policies in Ontario||2|
|GRCN 613 Student Teaching Grades JK-3|| 6|
|GRCN 696 Student Teaching Grades 4-6||6|
Class Scheduling Information
Students wishing to make continuous progress through the program will enroll in 5-6 credit hours each semester (including summers). Classes are typically scheduled to meet once a week (weekdays, beginning around 5:00) during fall and spring semesters; during the summer session, classes may also be offered in a weekend format. Students must keep in mind that although courses are pursued on a part-time evening/weekend basis for most of the program, the final semester involves a semester-long, full-time placement in Ontario schools, requiring full-time day-time availability and commitment (Monday through Friday). Students are also advised that successful completion of GRCN 664 (Field Experience in JK-6 Education) will require a minimum of 100 clock hours of time spent in a JK-6 classroom during the fall semester preceding Student Teaching (Practicum).