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M.S. in Childhood and Special Education
 

Master's Programs in Education




Childhood and Special Education 



Learning at UCGrades 1–6 ♦ Master of Science Degree



This is a program of study for candidates who have a liberal arts degree, but who do not meet the New York State requirements for Initial Certification in Childhood and Special Education. Students who wish to add certification to teach English, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or social studies for grades 5–9 may do so by taking additional courses.

In addition to the requirements of the Childhood Education Program, students must meet the following requirements (which may be satisfied at either the graduate or undergraduate level):
  • 6 credits in each of the following areas: English, science, math, history;
  • 6 credits in a language other than English; and 
  • one course in the fine arts. 

Academic Requirements (58 credit hours)


Required Courses (40 credit hours)

EDU 501 – Foundations of Literacy (3)
EDU 502 – Literacy and Comprehension: Birth-Childhood (3)
EDU 511 – Introduction to Teaching (1) *
EDU 516 – Social Studies/Literacy Methods: Birth-Childhood (3)
EDU 521 – Foundations of American Education (3)
EDU 525 – Assessment of Children and Youth with Special Needs (3)
EDU 526 – Childhood Special Education Methods (3)
EDU 528 – Methods and Curriculum: Pervasive Disabilities (3)
EDU 544 – Science and Technology Methods, Birth-Childhood (3)
EDU 545 – Mathematics Methods, Birth-Childhood (3)
EDU 615 – Learning and Cognition (3) *
EDU 621 – Inclusive Classroom Strategies (3)
EDU 632 – Data-Based Decision Making (3) *
PSY 604 – Child and Adolescent Development: Implications For Educators (3)

Content Area Electives (6 credit hours required)

Choose two courses in your certification content area or other area as approved by your adviser.

Student Teaching Internship (12 credit hours)

EDU 571 – Student Teaching Seminar (0)
and
EDU 575 – Student Teaching I (6)
EDU 576 – Student Teaching II (6)

or

EDU 577 – Mentored Internship (6) 
EDU 578 – Mentored Internship (6)

Thesis or Comprehensive Exam
 
* Students are advised to take EDU 511, EDU 615, and EDU 632 early in their sequence of study.


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