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Graduate Programs of Study and Certification

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Accreditation of the College and Programs

SUNY College at Brockport is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities and the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. In addition, the following graduate programs of the College are accredited by: Counselor Education: Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs; Dance: National Association of Schools of Dance; Family Nurse Practitioner: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; Public Administration: National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The Greater Rochester Collaborative Master of Social Work Program, offered in conjunction with Nazareth College of Rochester, has been approved for candidacy status by the Council on Social Work Education.

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Departments with Graduate Programs

School of Arts and Performance
Dean: Sharon Vasquez

  • Art
  • Communication
  • Dance
  • Physical Education and Sport

School of Letters and Sciences
Dean: Michael Maggiotto

  • Biological Sciences
  • Computational Science
  • English
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • History
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology

School of Professions
Dean: Joseph Mason

  • Counselor Education
  • Education and Human Development
  • Educational Administration
  • Health Science
  • Nursing
  • Public Administration
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Social Work

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Graduate Programs of Study

In addition to the programs and certification areas listed below, several tracks, specializations, articulation opportunities or certifications are offered. These include:

  • an Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Specialization in Education and Human Development (see pp. 70-;71, 98);
  • a graduate articulation agreement with SUNY Binghamton in Computer Science (see pp. 179-;180); and
  • a Developmental Disabilities Certificate Program (see pp. 182-;183).

Master's Degrees (MA, MS, MFA, MPA, MPS, MSED, MSW)

 

Award HEGIS* Number
Biological Sciences MS 0401.00
Communication MA 0601.00
Computational Science MS 0799
Dance MA/MFA 1008.00
Educational Administration MSED 0828
English MA 1501.00
Family Nurse Practitioner MS 1203.10
  ADV CRT 1203.10
History MA 2205.00
Liberal Studies MA 4901.00
Mathematics MA 1701.00
Psychology MA 2001.00
Public Administration MPA 2102.00
Reading Teacher MSED/MPS 0830
Recreation and Leisure MS 2103.00
Social Work MSW 2104
Visual Studies MFA 1011

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Graduate Certification Areas

 

Award HEGIS* Number
Provisional
Biology and General Science, 7-;12 MSED 0401.01
Chemistry and General Science, 7-;12 MSED 1905.01
Dance, K-;12 MA 1008
Earth Science and General Science, 7-;12 MSED 1917.01
Elementary Education, PreK-;6 MSED 0802
English, 7-;12 MSED 1501.01
Health Teacher MSED 0837
Mathematics, 7-;12 MSED 1701.01
Physics and General Science, 7-;12 MSED 1902.01
Reading Teacher MSED/MPS 0830
School Administrator and Supervisor ADV CRT 0827
School Counselor MSED 0826.01
Social Studies, 7-;12 MSED 2201.01

*NOTE: The Department of Education and Human Development is currently developing new alternative programs to meet changing standards from the Board of Regents. All of these will lead to initial certification and fulfill the New York state MS requirement for permanent certification. Additional state certification requirements exist in the areas of teaching time and testing. (Please contact the Office of Certification and Licensure at the College, your local BOCES or the New York State Department of Education for additional certification information). In order to be eligible for certification under present requirements, all course work, testing and student teaching must be completed prior to February 1, 2004.

Award HEGIS* Number
Permanent
Bilingual Education MSED 0899
Biology and General Science, 7-;12 MSED 0401.01
Chemistry and General Science, 7-;12 MSED 1905.01
Dance, K-;12 MA 1008
Earth Science and General Science, 7-;12 MSED 1917.01
Elementary Education, PreK-;6 MSED 0802
English, 7-;12 MSED 1501.01
Health Teacher MSED 0837
Mathematics, 7-;12 MSED 1701.01
Physical Education MSED 0835

Physics and General Science, 7-;12

MSED 1902.01
School Administrator and Supervisor ADV CRT 0827
School Business Administrator ADV CRT 0827
School District Administrator ADV CRT 0828
School Counselor ADV CRT 0826.01
Social Studies, 7-;12 MSED 2201.01

*HEGIS (Higher Education General Information Survey) code numbers are used to identify academic major programs throughout U.S. colleges and universities.

The School Counselor Program leads to provisional certification at the master's level and permanent certification on completion of the Certificate of Advanced Study.

The School Administrator and Supervisor program leads to provisional certification on completion of the Certificate of Advanced Study.

The School Business Administration program leads to permanent certification on completion of the Certificate of Advanced Study.

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Applications for Provisional Certificate, Permanent Certificate

Students who complete a degree from SUNY Brockport that includes an approved program of teacher preparation for certification are eligible for the College's recommendation for a teaching credential. Approved programs satisfy New York state academic requirements and, under the terms of the Interstate Agreement, the academic requirements for an initial certificate in many other states. The Application for Certificate should be filed with the College's Office of Certification and Licensure during the semester in which the student is completing degree requirements.

The New York State Education Department requires that all candidates for a provisional elementary (PreK-;6) or for a secondary (7-;12) teaching certificate achieve satisfactory scores on the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) and the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W) of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE).

For permanent elementary or secondary certification, the state requires completion of a master's degree, appropriate professional experience, and satisfactory scores on the Content Specialty Test (CST) and the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Performance (ATS-P) of the New York State Teaching Certification Examinations.

Candidates for provisional certification as teachers of health (K-;12) or teachers of physical education (K-;12) or dance (K-;12) must obtain satisfactory scores on the New York State Teacher Examinations (LAST and ATS-W).

Information concerning the pass rates of Brockport students on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations, and the statewide pass rates on those tests, is available on request from the College's Office of Certification and Licensure and from the Departments of Education and Human Development, Physical Education, Health, and Dance.

For permanent physical education, dance, or health certification, the state requires completion of a master's degree and appropriate professional experience.

The Provisional Certificate is valid for five years from date of issuance. The Permanent Certification is a lifetime credential.

Information concerning New York state certification policies and procedures may be obtained from the SUNY Brockport Office of Certification and Licensure, (585) 395-2344. Information concerning degree programs may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions or from departmental chairpersons.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards and revised New York State Board of Regents policies may lead to changes in certification requirements during the term of this catalog.

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Certification and Licensure

The Office of Certification and Licensure provides information on: New York state teacher certification; teacher certification in other states, particularly those members of the Interstate Agreement on Qualification of Educational Personnel; SUNY Brockport approved and registered programs of teacher preparation; and referral to registered and approved teacher education programs not offered by SUNY Brockport but available at other units of the State University or other institutions of the Rochester Area Colleges Inc.

 

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