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Department of Education
and Human Development

(585) 395-2205

Chairperson and Professor: Morris I. Beers. Distinguished Service Professor: Betsy Ann Balzano, PhD, Florida State University. Professors: Morris I. Beers, PhD, George Peabody College for Teachers (Vanderbilt University). Associate Professors: Gerald Lee Begy, PhD, University of Minnesota; Christine E. Murray, PhD, Syracuse University; Arthur E. Smith, PhD, Syracuse University. Assistant Professors: Mary Corey, PhD, University of Rochester; Dana Hathcock, PhD, University of New Mexico; Susan Novinger, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia; Scott Robinson, PhD, Florida State University; Lynne Sakshaug, PhD, North Carolina State University; Robin Umber, PhD, University of Wisconsin; Conrad Van Voorst of EdD, Vanderbilt University; Peter Veronesi, PhD, University of Iowa. Lecturer: Karen Slonski-Fowler, MS, Nova University; William R. Veenis, MS, University of Pittsburgh. Director of Field Experience: Diane Maurer, MSEd, SUNY Buffalo. Coordinator of Elementary and Secondary Certification: Nancy DiPasquale, BA, University of Lowell.

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Department ProgramsOverview
The Department of Education and Human Development offers MS in Education options for those who are either provisionally certified and seeking permanent certification or have no certification and are seeking initial certification. These options can lead to certification in elementary education or in any of several secondary areas. Please see below for the specific program listing and other necessary information.

The 33-credit MS in Education has been formulated for those possessing provisional certification or a certificate of qualification (CQ) in the area in which the degree is being sought. (Although it is possible in some cases to seek a degree out of the certification area possessed by the applicant, this usually will entail the need for extra courses and/or a specific course of study.)

To meet the regulations put forth by the New York State Department of Education, the department is presently revising its 45-credit Alternate Programs that lead to initial certification at the graduate level. Each of these alternative programs also leads to an MS in Education. These programs are specifically designed for those who do not possess any certification and who have little or no professional education background. In reviewing applicants for these alternate programs, additional requirements concerning major or area of academic concentration, foreign language credits, etc., will be considered. It is possible that successful applicants may have to take content or other courses in addition to the number of hours of required program credits.

Important Notice
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards and revised NY State Board of Regents policies may lead to changes in education programs and certification requirements during the term of this catalog. Check with the department for the most current information.

Departmental ProgramsSpecific Offerings
The following are 33-credit programs currently offered by the department. These programs fulfill the MS requirement for permanent certification in New York state for students already holding provisional certification in these areas. Note that teaching time and testing requirements exist for New York state permanent certification. (Please contact the Office of Teacher Certification at the College, your local BOCES or the New York State Department of Education for additional certification information.) These programs include:

  • elementary education curriculum (leads to permanent PreK-;6 certification);
  • elementary education/interdisciplinary arts for children (leads to permanent certification in area of provisional certificate);
  • reading teacher (leads to K-;12 reading teacher certification);
  • secondary English (leads to permanent English 7-;12 certification);
  • secondary mathematics (leads to permanent mathematics 7-;12 certification);
  • secondary science (leads to permanent certification in 7-;12 biology, chemistry, earth science and/or physics);
  • secondary social studies (leads to permanent social studies 7-;12 certification); and
  • bilingual education (extends current certificate to include bilingual extension in Spanish).

Admissions Procedure for Program/Degree Matriculation

  • Application packets may be secured from the Office of Graduate Admissions in Morgan Hall. Students should be certain to indicate the program for which they are applying.
  • Materials that must be submitted as part of the self-managed application include:
    1. Official transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work completed,
    2. Three recommendations, preferably from those who know of the applicant's aptitude for teaching and ability to relate to children, and
    3. An essay on the applicant's reasons and fitness for teaching and further graduate education.
  • Deadlines for submission of all required information are September 15 and February 15. These lead to matriculation for the spring semester and the summer/fall semester respectively.
  • Soon after the deadlines stated above, the faculty reviews the applications and makes its recommendation for acceptance or non-acceptance.
  • Applicants are notified of this recommendation.
  • Candidates who are recommended for admission must attend an orientation session, then meet with a designated advisor to fill out a Plan of Study. Only after the Plan of Study has been accepted will the recommendation for admission be forwarded to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Additional Admissions Requirements
Admission to degree programs is highly competitive and all qualified persons may not be accepted. All applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Normally, an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required. Applicants with a GPA under 3.0 need to address that issue upon application.

Students selecting a 33-credit program should be aware that most such programs require possession of initial certification in the area for which the application is being made.

Previous Course Credit
Credit for courses taken before matriculation may be given if a grade of "B" or better has been earned and if the course(s) are appropriate for the Plan of Study pursued. Such retroactive credit normally will not exceed nine credits. Usually, courses older than five years will not be considered. Please note that any courses taken prior to matriculation will not automatically be accepted as part of the graduate program regardless of where or when the course was taken. Thus, it is in the applicant's best interest to seek admission prior to taking courses.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • All courses taken must be approved either by inclusion in the original Plan of Study or by approved substitution.
  • All students in a degree program must successfully complete a culminating experiencean approved thesis or project. This culminating experience is usually planned in consultation with the student's advisor and is completed at or close to the end of the program.

Requirements for Retention in Program
Students must make satisfactory progress toward meeting degree requirements in order to maintain their status. The following requirements must be satisfied:

  1. Students must follow the Plan of Study arranged with their program advisors or have approved substitutions. The planned program must ensure that all degree requirements be completed within the allocated time limit.
  2. As a 3.0 GPA is required for issuance of the degree, students are expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA during all semesters. The department's graduate director will monitor grade point averages annually. Students whose GPA falls below 3.0 will be referred to the department's Graduate Committee to determine if continued enrollment is warranted.

Graduate Assistants
A matriculated student seeking an appointment as a graduate assistant may obtain an application and information from the secretary of the Department of Education and Human Development.

Elementary Education (33 credits)
Two areas of concentration are available in the elementary education degree program: elementary curriculum and interdisciplinary arts for children. The student's advisor must approve the specific courses in the Plan of Study. Applicants should indicate their area of interest on the application. All of these programs will undergo revision during the period of this catalog to meet new State Standards. Check with the department for current information.

Elementary Curriculum Specialization
Credits
1. Core Courses
9
  EDI 602 Elementary Curriculum
3
  EDI 603 Educational Measurement and Evaluation
3
  EDI 703 Elementary Education Project or Thesis
3
   
2. Curriculum Concentration
12-;15
  At least one course in each of the following areas:(selected with advisement)
  a) science or teaching of science
3
  b) mathematics or teaching of mathematics
3
  c) language arts or teaching of language arts
3
  d) social studies or teaching of social studies
3
   
3. Breadth Courses (selected with advisement)
6-;9
   
4. Elective
3
Minimum Total:
33

NOTE: Two courses in the program must carry liberal arts (A) designation.

Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Specialization
Credits
1. Core Courses
9
  EDI 602 Elementary Curriculum
3
  EDI 603 Educational Measurement and Evaluation
3
  EDI 703 Elementary Education Project/Thesis
3
   
2. General Program Concentration
15
  At least one course in each of the disciplines: art, dance, music, theatre (selected with advisement) Examples:
  ART 517 Art Education for Children
3
  ART 590 Advanced Studio Problems
3
  DNS 583 Children's Dance I
3
  DNS 584 Children's Dance II
3
  DNS 683 Studies in Dance Education
3
  MUS 513 American Music
3
  MUS 585 American Folk Music
3
  THE 530 Children's Theatre Mini-tour
3
  THE 583 Creative Drama Practicum
3
  THE 590 Special Topics in Academic Theatre
3
  IAC 580 Workshop in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children
3
  IAC 590 Arts for Children Special Topics Workshop
2-;6
And the following:
  IAC 591 Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Seminar
3
   
3. Breadth Courses (selected with advisement)
6
4. Elective
3
   
 
Minimum Total:
33

NOTE: Course descriptions are included in the respective departmental listings in this catalog.

MS in Education: Bilingual
Total credit requirements: 33 credits. A culminating project or thesis is required. The bilingual program meets the academic requirements for the extension certificate in bilingual education except for those certified in a foreign language. In addition to the course requirements listed below, the candidate must pass the language proficiency examinations in Spanish and English prior to matriculation in the program.

Credits
1. Liberal Arts
18
  FCE 520 Multiculturalism in the U.S.A.
3
  FCE 526 Foundations of Bilingual Education
3
  SPN 560 Spanish Phonology
3
 

SPN 561 Advanced Spanish Grammar

3
  ENL 551 Linguistics
3
  or
  ENL 555 Sociolinguistics
3
   
2. Professional Education
15
  EDI 628 TESOL: Materials and Techniques
3
  EDI 521 Teaching the Bilingual Child
3
  EDI 603 Educational Measurement and Evaluation
3
  or
  EDI 685 Statistics and Research Design
3
  EDI 634 Teaching Reading to the Child with Special Needs
3
  EDI 722 Seminar Bilingual Ed (Project/Thesis)
3
   
3. Elective (by advisement)
3
Minimum Total:
33

Prerequisite: Completion of a college-supervised student teaching experience in bilingual education or corequisite: EDI 524 Practicum in Bilingual Education6 credits. Completion of this experience will increase program length to 39 credits.

MS in Education: Reading Teacher
This program is presently being revised to meet the new Department of Education standards. Please contact the department for the latest information.

Secondary Education
Total credit requirement: 33 credits, including courses in each of two areas: liberal arts and sciences and professional education. The faculty advisor must approve the specific courses included in the program. In some specialties, academic departments participate in the advisement process. Curricular specialties are available in secondary mathematics, secondary English, secondary social studies and the secondary sciences (biology, chemistry, earth science and physics). All of these programs will undergo revision during the period of this catalog to meet new state standards. Check with the department for current information.

Secondary English
Total credit requirement: 33 credits, including a culminating project or thesis. The program of study must include at least four courses in each of two areas: liberal arts (English) and professional education (English education). To meet the requirements for permanent certification, students are required to take courses in the following areas: Teaching the English Language, Teaching Literature, Teaching Writing and Teaching Reading. The faculty advisor must approve all courses in the program. The following distribution of courses is illustrative of what a student's graduate program might include:

1. English Courses
12-;18
  ENL 543 Contemporary American Poetry
3
  ENL 572 Critical Approaches to Literature
3
  ENL 581 English Grammar
3
  ENL 584 Young Adult Literature
3
   
2. English Education Courses
12-;18
  EDI 603 Educational Measurement and Evaluation
3
  EDI 645 Reading and Responding to Literature, K-;12
3
  EDI 648 Teaching of Written Composition K-;12
3
  EDI 791 Seminar in Secondary School English Education
3
  (During the seminar, students normally complete the culminating project or thesis).
   
3. Elective
3
Minimum Total:
33

Secondary Mathematics
Total credit requirement: 33 credits, including a culminating project or thesis. The program of study must include courses in each of two areas: liberal arts (mathematics) and professional education. The faculty advisor must approve the specific courses included in the program.

1. Liberal Arts 12-;18
  Selection of appropriate mathematics courses by advisement.  
     
2. Professional Education 12-;18
  The following courses are required:  
  EDI 622 Advanced Secondary School Curriculum: Mathematics 3
  EDI 686 Problems in Secondary School Mathematics Education 3
  EDI 792 Seminar in Secondary School Mathematics Education 3
  An additional 3-;9 credits selected with advisement, depending on the student's individual programmatic needs.  
     
3. Elective
3
Minimum Total:
33

Secondary Science*
Total credit requirement: 33 credits, including a culminating project or thesis. The program of study must include courses in each of two areas: liberal arts (science area in which candidate holds Provisional Certification) and professional education. The faculty advisor must approve the specific courses included in the program.

1. Liberal Arts
12-;18
  Selection of appropriate science courses by advisement.
   
2. Professional Education
12-;18
  EDI 617 Advanced Methods in Teaching Secondary School Science
3
  EDI 623 Reading Research in Secondary Science Education
3
  EDI 685 Statistics and Research Design
3
  EDI 793 Seminar in Secondary School Science Education
3
  An additional 3-;9 credits may be selected with advisement,
depending on the student's individual programmatic needs.
   
3. Elective
3
Minimum Total:
33

*Specific area of Provisional Certification, i.e., biology, chemistry, earth science or physics.

Secondary Social Studies
Total credit requirement: 33 credits, including a culminating project or thesis. The program of study must include courses in each of two areas: liberal arts (social sciences) and professional education. The faculty advisor must approve the specific courses included in the program.

1. Liberal Arts 12-;18
  Selection of appropriate (social science) courses by advisement.  
     
2. Professional Education 12-;18
  The following courses are required:  
  EDI 670 Innovation in Secondary Social Studies Education 3
  EDI 624 Advanced Secondary School Curriculum: Social Studies 3
  EDI 794 Seminar: Secondary School Social Studies Education 3
  An additional 3-;9 credits selected with advisement,
depending on the student's individual programmatic needs.
 
     
3. Elective 3
Minimum Total: 33

ALTERNATE MS IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS
The Alternate MS in Education programs developed for persons who hold a baccalaureate degree but who do not hold a provisional teaching certificateare outlined below. All students must have completed the equivalent of one year of college-level study in a language other than English.

All Alternate Programs are currently under revision. Programs being developed will continue to provide provisional/initial certification in secondary areas for people who already have earned a bachelor's degree in an appropriate undergraduate arts and sciences major or equivalent. The new programs will have different courses and numbers of semester credits in order to meet the new State Education Department Regulations. Check with the Department of Education and Human Development for current status of these programs.

The last possible date for admission into the Secondary programs listed here is spring 2002 to begin the program in fall 2002.

ALTERNATE MS IN EDUCATION: SECONDARY ENGLISH 7-;12
This program is designed for students who are without provisional certification and have a baccalaureate degree and a major in English. The last possible date for admission into this program is spring 2002 to begin the program in fall 2002 and complete all certification requirements before February 1, 2004.

I. Prerequisites
Candidates must have a baccalaureate degree with a major in English. Some students may be required to complete prerequisite courses before they are allowed to matriculate in this program. Matriculation is required and must be completed prior to taking EDI 530. EDI 530 and 545 are prerequisites for EDI 565; EDI 565 is a prerequisite for EDI 575/576. All programs require one year of college-level study or its equivalent in a language other than English.

II. Required Courses

   
Credits
1. Initial Sequence
24
  PSH 584 Adolescence
  EDI 530 Foundations of Education
3*
  EDI 545 Introduction to Teaching Secondary English
3*
  EDI 565 Methods of Teaching Secondary English*
3*
  EDI 575 Practicum in Secondary Education
9
  EDI 576 Seminar in Secondary Education
3
   
2. Advanced Secondary English Education
12
  EDI 603 Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  EDI 645 Reading and Responding to Literature, K-;12
  EDI 648 Teaching Written Composition, K-;12
  EDI 791 Seminar in English Education
(during the Seminar students normally complete
the culminating project or thesis)
   
3. Arts and Sciences Electives
6
  In the area of certification, with advisement.
   
4. Education Electives
3
  Selected with advisement.
   
    Total:
45
*School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required.

ALTERNATE MS IN EDUCATION SECONDARY MATHEMATICS 7-;12
This program is designed for students without provisional certification who have a baccalaureate degree and a major in mathematics. The last possible date for admission into this program is spring 2002 to begin the program in fall 2002 and complete all certification requirements before February 1, 2004.

I. Prerequisites
Candidates must have a baccalaureate degree with a major in mathematics. Some students may be required to complete prerequisite courses before they are allowed to matriculate in this program. Matriculation is required and must be completed prior to taking EDI 530. EDI 530 and EDI 546 are prerequisites for EDI 566; EDI 566 is a prerequisite for EDI 575/576. All programs require one year of college-level study or its equivalent and a language other than English.

II. Required Courses Credits

Credits
1. Initial Sequence
24
  PSH 584 Adolescence
3
  EDI 530 Foundations of Education
3*
  EDI 546 Intro to Teaching Secondary Mathematics
3*
  EDI 566 Methods of Teaching Secondary Math*
3*
  EDI 575 Practicum in Secondary Education
9
  EDI 576 Seminar in Secondary Education
(during the Seminar students normally complete
the culminating project or thesis)
3
   
2. Advanced Secondary Mathematics Education
12
  EDI 603 Educational Measurement and Evaluation
3
  EDI 622 Advanced Secondary School Curriculum: Mathematics
3
  EDI 686 Problems: Secondary School Mathematics Education
3
  EDI 792 Seminar in School Mathematics Education
(during the Seminar students normally complete
the culminating project or thesis)
3
   
3. Arts and Sciences Electives
6
  In the area of certification, with advisement.
   
4. Education Electives
3
  Selected with advisement.
   
    Total:
45
*School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required.

ALTERNATE MS IN EDUCATION: SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES 7-;12
This program is designed for students without provisional certification who have a baccalaureate degree and a major in a social science. The last possible date for admission into this program is spring 2002 to begin the program in fall 2002 and complete all certification requirements before February 1, 2004.

I. Prerequisites
Candidates must have a baccalaureate degree with a social science major and a concentration in history. Some students may be required to complete prerequisite courses before they are allowed to matriculate in this program. Matriculation is required and must be completed prior to taking EDI 530; EDI 530 and EDI 548 are prerequisites for EDI 568. EDI 568 is a prerequisite for EDI 575/576. All programs require one year of college-level study or its equivalent in a language other than English.

II. Required Courses

   
Credits
1. Initial Sequence
24
  PSH 584 Adolescence
3
  EDI 530 Foundations of Education
3*
  EDI 548 Introduction to Teaching Secondary Social Studies
3*
  EDI 568 Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies*
3*
  EDI 575 Practicum in Secondary Education
9
  EDI 576 Seminar in Secondary Education
3
   
2. Advanced Secondary Social Studies Education
12
  EDI 670 Innovation in Secondary Social Studies
3
  EDI 624 Advanced Secondary School Curriculum: Social Studies
3
  EDI 794 Seminar: Secondary School Social Studies Education
(during the Seminar students normally complete
the culminating project or thesis)
3
  EDI 6XX Social Studies Education Elective
3
   
3. Arts and Sciences Electives
6
   
4. Education Electives
3
  Selected with advisement.
   
  Total:
45
*School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course.

ALTERNATE MS IN EDUCATION: SECONDARY SCIENCE 7-;12
This program is designed for students without provisional certification who have a baccalaureate degree and a major in their area of certification (biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics). The last possible date for admission into this program is spring 2002 to begin the program in fall 2002 and complete all certification requirements before February 1, 2004.

I. Prerequisites
Candidates must have a baccalaureate degree with a major in their area of certification (biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics), as well as a minor or its equivalent in a second science area. Some students may be required to complete prerequisite courses before they are allowed to matriculate in this program. Matriculation is required and must be completed prior to taking EDI 530. EDI 530 and 547 are prerequisites for EDI 567. EDI 567 is a prerequisite for EDI 575/576. All programs require one year of college-level study or its equivalent in a language other than English.

II. Required Courses

   
Credits
1. Initial Sequence
24
  PSH 584 Adolescence
3
  EDI 530 Foundations of Education
3*
  EDI 547 Introduction to Teaching Secondary Science
3*
  EDI 567 Methods of Teaching Secondary Science*
3*
  EDI 575 Practicum in Secondary Education
9
  EDI 576 Seminar in Secondary Education
3
   
2. Advanced Science Education
12
  EDI 685 Statistics and Research Design
  EDI 617 Advanced Methods in Teaching Secondary:
School Science
  EDI 623 Current Secondary Science Education Research
  EDI 793 Secondary Science Education: Project or Thesis
   
3. Arts and Sciences Electives
6
  In the area of certification, with advisement.
   
4. Education Electives
3
  Selected with advisement.
   
    Total:
45
*School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course.

Education and Human Development Courses

Note: Course titles and descriptions will change during the period of this catalog. Please contact the Department of Education and Human Development for current titles and status.

EDI 505 Literacy I. Prerequisite: EDI 530; for alternate MS elementary students only. Explores both atomistic and holistic approaches to literacy development. Provides a foundation in the cognitive, language, and physiological bases of reading and allows students to develop their own philosophies of reading and related language arts. Includes outside assignments to provide reflective, hands-on experiences. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 506 Dimensions of Teaching with Lab (B). Prerequisite: EDI 530; for MS elementary alternative program students only. Focuses on tools and methodologies for elementary school teaching. Includes elements of effective instruction classroom management, cooperative learning, motivation, assessment, learning theories, and team building. Uses in-school experiences, peer teaching and videos of classroom scenarios to reinforce the theoretical content. Develops the realization that teaching is a profession with a distinct body of knowledge. Requires school-based observation and participation beyond class time are required. 6 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 515 Literacy II (B). Prerequisites: EDI 505 and 506; for MS elementary alternate program students only. An extension of Literacy I. Includes topics such as class assessment, diagnosis, and alter native approaches to developing literacy. Allows students to work with an individual child, culminating in a case report. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 516 Applications of Teaching with Lab (B). Prerequisites: EDI 505 and 506; for MS elementary alternate program students only. Focuses on the processes of learning and their application to the specific elementary school content areas of science, social studies, and math. Stresses the integration of writing and reading in all subjects. Features assignments on the development of thematic units, micro teaching, lesson planning and delivery, and problems of curriculum. Includes field experiences to focus on observation and opportunities to apply student-developed units and lessons. Requires school-based observation and participation beyond class time. 6 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 520 Elementary Education for Language Teachers (B). A 45-credit institute designed for certified secondary foreign language teachers who wish to extend their certification to teach a language at the elementary school level. Includes topics such as the nature and development of the elementary school; elementary school curriculum; language acquisition of the child; cognitive, affective, psychomotor, and linguistic development; elements of instruction as applied to teaching a language to elementary children; and development of materials. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 521 Teaching the Bilingual Child (B). Explores social, emotional and cognitive implications of the child who must function as a bilingual student in a classroom. Requires students to complete special bilingual modules specific to student's areas of teacher certification. Presents materials, teaching and assessment techniques used in the development of a coordinate bilingual lesson plan. Provides a study of general curriculum theory and application in a bilingual program. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 524 Practicum in Bilingual Education (B). Provides practical experience in planning, instructing, testing, developing materials, and positive interaction with students and school personnel, classroom management in a bilingual classroom setting for teachers seeking bilingual extension certification at the graduate level. Registration by special permission of instructor. 6 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 526 Effective Elements of Instruction (B). Following Hunter's model, combines both theory and actual classroom application of the principles of teaching to an objective, task analysis, monitoring and adjusting to student needs, rate and degree, retention and motivation. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 527 Cooperative Learning (B). Explores learning as a classroom structure that enables learners to work together to accomplish a task. Addresses how teachers can frame cooperative lessons that maximize student learning. Allows participants to learn the attributes of cooperative learning, study documentation on cooperative learning, and plan for a classroom environment that reflects cooperation. Highly interactive and participatory in nature. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 528 The Middle School (B). Introduces new and practicing teachers to the middle school philosophy. Focuses on the developmental characteristics for effective instructional strategies. Examines the rationale for middle school organization, current practices in middle schools, controversial issues in middle grades education, and current research efforts involving middle schools and the students they serve. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 530 Foundations of Education (A). Introduces students to field of education as a profession. Focuses on social, cultural, historical and philosophical foundations of education, changing roles of teachers within contexts of contemporary schools and clarification of one's own goals in the pursuit of a teaching career. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 539 Reading and Study Skills in Content Areas (B). Many content-area teachers find that some of their students have trouble reading textbooks. Even some good readers do not get what they should from their reading. Examines ways to help students get the most from their textbooks. Also considers alternatives to textbooks in teaching content-area classes. 3 Cr. On Demand.

EDI 545 Introduction to Secondary English Teaching (B). Prerequisites: EDI 530, PSH 584 and matriculation in program. Provides an introduction to teaching English in secondary schools. Includes topics such as designing instructional objectives, essential elements of instruction, cooperative learning, the whole language approach to literacy, and process writing. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 546 Introduction to Secondary Mathematics Teaching (B). Prerequisites: EDI 530, PSH 584 and matriculation in program. Requires participants to demonstrate knowledge of Elements of Instruction in preparing a lesson plan, delivering a lesson plan to a peer group, and evaluating a lesson plan. Also requires participants to become familiar with the different learning/teaching styles, demonstrate good questioning techniques (Bloom's), and become familiar with course, unit, and daily planning techniques. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 547 Introduction to Secondary Science Teaching (B). Prerequisites: EDI 530, PSH 584 and matriculation in program. Covers selected learning theories appropriate to science; lesson and unit plans, appropriate science curricular; use of computers and technology as applied to science teaching; evaluation of textbooks; and mandated safety requirements in science. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 548 Introduction to Secondary Social Studies Teaching (B). Prerequisites: EDI 530, PSH 584 and matriculation in program. Focuses on application and knowledge objectives of

EDI 530 for teaching social studies in secondary schools. Includes strategies and materials used in teaching social studies emphasizing the fundamental elements of instruction including writing objectives, designing anticipatory sets, active participation strategies, cooperative learning, and closure activities. Teaches questioning strategies that under gird these elements. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 551 Overseas Studies in British Education (B). Enables a small group of students to visit selected urban and suburban English schools and educational agencies over a two-week period. Provides background seminars at SUNY Brockport in the months preceding the trip. Is conducted under direct supervision of a Brockport professor. Interested students should contact the Department of Education and Human Development for further information. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 553 Teaching Children's Literature (B). Covers both traditional and current literature for young children critically appraised in terms of behavioral objectives. Analyzes nursery rhymes, nursery tales, songs, finger play, and the many current books for preschool and primary school children in terms of their contributions to social growth, language development, reading, math, science, and the social studies. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 555 Practicum in Elementary Education (B). Prerequisites: EDI 530, 505, 506, 515, and 516, and PSH 584. Provides teaching experiences in elementary classrooms; e.g., planning, evaluating, instructing, managing children and routines. Requires students to demonstrate various instructional skills and exhibit traits such as responsibility, reliability, punctuality and empathy, basic communication skills and a positive attitude towards children and colleagues. 9 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 556 Professional Development Seminar (B). Corequisite: EDI 555. Provides additional support information and encouragement for students through meetings with fellow student teachers, college supervisors, and other resource personnel. Expects students to reflect upon their teaching experiences in terms of evaluation of self and future goals, acquisition of new knowledge and how it relates to self and the teaching profession, and how successful they are in linking previously learned theory and methodology with their classroom experiences. 2 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 561 Supervision of Student Teachers (B). Covers the supervising teacher's contribution to teacher education through organizing and guiding learning experiences of student apprentices: planning and coordinating program; developing qualities of leadership in classroom, schools, communities; and evaluation of student teaching assignment. 3 Cr. On Demand.

EDI 565 Methods of Teaching Secondary English (B). Prerequisite: EDI 545. Includes topics such as the elements of objective and subjective criticism and the personal response to literature; teaching reading and responding to literature (short and long fiction, poetry, short and long drama); assessing literature and student responses; English grammar; and reading and writing. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 566 Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics (B). Prerequisite: EDI 546. Helps participants become familiar with evaluation techniques (quiz, test construction), classroom management techniques (attendance, cooperative learning, discipline grading techniques), and the mathematics curricula in grades 7-;12. Allows students to participate in pre-teaching observation and practice problem-solving techniques. Requires school-based observation and participation beyond class time. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 567 Methods of Teaching Secondary Science (B). Prerequisite: EDI 547. Entails a school-based course in which students work with a classroom teacher in preparing science lab and demonstration materials, assist students in the lab, and evaluate the effectiveness of the materials. Requires a minimum of three hours per week in the schools. Also requires school-based observation and participation beyond class time. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 568 Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies (B). Prerequisite: EDI 548. Focuses on techniques and strategies of teaching specific social science disciplines in secondary schools. Emphasizes developing an understanding of how content shapes teaching strategies and how the disciplines are used in reaching the objectives of the New York State Social Studies Curriculum. Entails the adaptation of methodology from EDI 548 to teaching social studies. Requires school-based observation and participation beyond class time. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 571 Conflict Resolution (A). Covers conflict resolution as an attempt to fulfill personal and professional goals regarding constructive ways of managing and resolving conflict. Discusses personal, public and professional conflicts. Covers methods of conflict resolution, including exploration of pertinent communication and group dynamics skills along with the use of dilemmas, games, and other activities. Discusses the teaching of the skills of conflict resolution to students at the elementary and secondary levels. Requires a final project and extensive classroom participation. 3 Cr. On Demand.

EDI 572 Values Education (A). Examines the objectives and theory of moral and values education; explores productive approaches to values education that can be used in the classroom; and instructs students how to make plans for the incorporation of values education into the existing curricula for their grade and subject areas. 3 Cr. On Demand.

EDI 575 Practicum in Secondary Education (B). Prerequisites: PSH 584, EDI 530, and appropriate methods courses. Provides a student teaching assignment involving professional teaching responsibility in appropriate secondary school subject matter field for one semester. 9 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 576 Secondary Student Teaching Seminar (B). Corequisite: EDI 575. Provides study and discussion of selected problems of secondary schools in New York state. Includes topics such as educational and historical background, aims and purposes, administration and organization, curriculum designs, guidance, evaluation, negotiations, and legal and other aspects of secondary education. Offered in conjunction with EDI 575. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 581 Microcomputers in the Classroom (B). Introduces teachers to the use of microcomputers in the classroom. Provides hands-on experience using prepared software such as simulation games, drill and practice, tutorials and teacher utilities. Covers evaluation and selection of software, introduction to the World Wide Web, graphics and presentation software and tools that can make the teacher more effective. 3 Cr. Every Semester, Summer.

EDI 585 Operation Physics (A). Introduces elementary teachers to physical science concepts for use in the elementary classroom. Is based on experiments with many hands-on activities. Allows teachers to gain a greater understanding of physical science and learn activities that can be used in the K-;8 classroom. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 590 Topics of Instruction (B). Meets the needs of intact groups of clients. Transcript title, content, bibliography and assessment procedures vary in accordance with the predetermined needs and interests of the group of clients served. 3 Cr. On Demand.

EDI 594 Introduction to Geography Skills (B). Designed for K-;12 teachers. Allows teachers to study geographic concepts and effective ways to teach them. Emphasizes on hands-on activities and the development of lessons that will actively involve their students. 3 Cr. On Demand.

EDI 602 Seminar in Elementary Curriculum (B). Provides an understanding of the processes and programs of the elementary school curriculum. Requires students to engage in reading and discussion of curriculum and current topics related to curriculum design and implementation. 3 Cr. Every Semester, Summer.

EDI 603 Educational Measurement and Evaluation (B). Provides a survey of practices in educational measurement and evaluation, test and non-test measurement; basic statistical procedures; diagnostic procedures; test interpretation; score conversion; data analysis; and decision making. 3 Cr. Every Semester, Summer. various disciplines involved in the treatment plan. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 611 The Teaching of Elementary School Science (B). Explores methods and techniques for teaching elementary school science through a hands-on approach. Emphasizes the goals of the New York State Science Syllabus: problem solving, skills of inquiry, science attitudes and science content. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 617 Advanced Methods in Teaching Secondary School Science (B). Explores the methods, materials and techniques for the teaching of secondary school science. Includes topics such as the psychological aspects of teaching and learning, systematic classroom management and effective instruction. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 622 Advanced Secondary School Curriculum: Mathematics (B). Provides a study of mathematics curriculum with emphasis on development, content and implementation of new programs. Expects students to have some experience in teaching mathematics. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 623 Reading Research in Secondary Science Education (B). Prerequisite: EDI 617 or equivalent. Examines current research and experimentation in secondary science education. Analyzes methods procedures, implications, and applications for the teaching of science in the secondary school. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 624 Advanced Secondary School Curriculum: Social Studies (B). Emphasizes the development of junior high and senior high curriculum, based on student-involving experiences and a multimedia approach. Requires students to design curriculum and materials for use in their classrooms after an examination of a number of curricula and teaching materials in the social studies area. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 627 Educational Change (A). Introduces students to theoretical frameworks about complex organizations and the dynamics of education change at the school level. Students test the applicability of the frameworks based on their own experiences. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 628 TESOL: Materials and Techniques (B). Trains teachers in a bilingual-multicultural program and others who wish to achieve pedagogical competency in the teaching of English as a second language. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 630 Problems in Teaching Reading (B). Takes a seminar approach to problems selected by individuals who wish to pursue specific aspects of reading instruction at an advanced level. Since the interests and needs of course clientele vary from semester to semester, does not identify specific areas of reading. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 604 Secondary School Curriculum (B). Provides a study of secondary school curriculum problems, effective practices, and governance issues. Covers patterns of curriculum organization to serve as basis for individual research papers. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 605 Inclusion (A). Examines the historical, legal and instructional issues related to educating students with disabilities in settings with their typical, non-disabled peers. Explores theoretical, professional, and programmatic implications of practices such as mainstreaming, blended classes and especially inclusion. Emphasizes the interdependency among students, families and educators. Provides students with research, observation, and presentation opportunities to increase understanding of the relationship between special and regular education. Students who have received academic credit for DBD 311 or DBD 601 may not receive credit for this course. 3 Cr. Fall, Summer.

EDI 606 Secondary Students with Mild Disabilities (A). Examines the historical, legal and instructional issues related to educating secondary students with disabilities in settings with their typical, non-disabled peers. Explores theoretical, professional, and programmatic implications of practices such as mainstreaming, blended classes and especially inclusion. Provides students with research, observation, and presentation opportunities to increase understanding of the relationship between special and regular education at the secondary level. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 607 Brain-based Teaching (A). Examines the research surrounding the brain and how individuals learn. Provides a theoretical background for teaching strategies used in today's classroom and presently under development. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 609 Performance Assessment (B). Addresses the growing national concern for more effective assessment practices that involve students in authentic learning tasks, measure learning outcomes, and how they are linked with curriculum. Surveys and studies various methods of assessing student performance, including new assessment practices as indicators of student learning such as portfolios. Analyzes the link between effective assessment and effective curriculum through implementation and reflective practices with classrooms. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 610 Children with Emotional and Behavioral Needs (A). Provides a comprehensive study of the etiology and treatment of children and adolescents whose deviant behaviors necessitate special treatment and/or management in schools or residential settings. Studies the role of

EDI 631 Foundations of Whole Language (B). Examines the theoretical background and practical application of whole language instruction as a means to developing literacy at the elementary school level. Does not require prior experience in this area. 3 Cr. Spring, Summer.

EDI 633 Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (B). Examines the identification and appraisal of reading needs of secondary students. Provides a survey of methods, materials and organizational procedures for developmental and remedial reading instruction. Requires the analysis of reading skills and abilities in the content areas. 3 Cr. On Demand.

EDI 634 Teaching Reading to the Child with Special Needs (B). Prerequisites: Two reading courses equivalent to Literacy II or instructor's permission. Explores reading as an extension of the language process, focusing on children with special needs (e.g., the learning disabled, the gifted, the linguistically different, the emotionally disturbed, the mentally retarded, etc.). Emphasizes the learning environment. 3 Cr. On Demand.

EDI 635 Reading for the Linguistically Different Child (B). Provides teachers with theory and practical strategies for teaching reading to speakers of languages other than English. Includes a thorough look at linguistic and developmental differences. 3 Cr. On Demand.

EDI 636 Reading Recovery I (B). The first course in a two-course sequence leading to a certificate in Reading Recovery. Teaches participants to administer and interpret six assessment procedures and use the results in their teaching. Discusses Reading Recovery procedures and their uses. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 637 Reading Recovery II (B). The second course in a two-course sequence leading to a certificate in Reading Recovery. Allows participants to continue the learning begun in the first semester and learn to analyze their own teaching in terms of the theoretical base of Reading Recovery. Emphasizes teaching effectiveness. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 645 Reading and Responding to Literature, K-;12 (B). Provides a survey of the major theories of literary interpretation and methods of applying them to various kinds of standard works of literature in school grades, K-;12. 3 Cr. Spring, Summer.

EDI 648 Teaching of Written Composition, K-;12 (B). A workshop for school teachers who wish to improve their own writing skills and their teaching of written composition. Requires students to produce varied pieces of writing, discuss their writing in class, read materials and texts dealing with teaching writing, and survey techniques for teaching writing and producing a term paper. 3 Cr. Fall, Summer.

EDI 651 Teaching the Gifted and Talented (B). Examines the problems and issues related to teaching gifted and talented students. Includes topics such as characteristics, identification, programs, and methods. Explores special issues, such as handicapped gifted and minority gifted. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 657 Teaching Writing in Elementary Schools (B). For elementary school teachers who wish to improve their own writing skills and teaching of written composition in the elementary grades. Requires students to produce expressive, expository and persuasive writing; discuss their writing in class; summarize recent research in elementary school writing; review effective techniques for teaching children's writing; and create lessons for classroom use. 3 Cr. On Demand.

EDI 664 Learning Disabilities/Strategies (A). Designed for teachers and other human service professionals who seek to understand differences in learning ability. Gives special attention to special strategies for students with learning difficulties. Includes topics such as strategies for thinking, problem-solving, studying, memorizing and planning. 3 Cr. On Demand.

EDI 665 Classroom Management (B). Provides participants with an understanding and application of some of the most recent theoretical models employed in the practice of classroom management. Emphasizes problem-solving techniques. Allows participants to explore the role of the teacher as the manager of the classroom environment, the students and the curriculum. Emphasizes the design of a comprehensive classroom management plan. 3 Cr. Every Semester, Summer.

EDI 670 Innovations in Secondary Social Studies Education (B). Covers advanced methods, including current innovative theories, research and practices on the teaching of social studies skills, discussion techniques, questioning techniques, use of primary sources, use of newspapers and other supplementary materials, and application of research on cognitive development and learning styles to social studies education. 3 Cr. Spring, Summer.

EDI 671 Teaching Elementary School Social Studies (B). Provides a comprehensive study of the curriculum and methods of guiding learning in elementary school social studies. Examines current trends and issues in social studies instruction. Also provides opportunities for individual in-depth study of selected topics. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 676 Multicultural Perspectives in Education (B). Looks at cultural differences in the classroom and how to develop strategies to integrate them into daily lessons. Uses literature from other cultures. Approaches work from a theoretical framework for multicultural education, but emphasis is on hands-on practical experiences. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 680 Advanced Placement Computer Science for Teachers (A). Provides detailed study of the curriculum for Advanced Placement Computer Science classes. Covers topics important to teaching an effective Advanced Placement course. Participants do not need to be Computer Science majors, but knowledge of some structured higher level programming language is necessary. 4 Cr. Fall.

EDI 681 Teaching of Elementary School Mathematics (B). Explores past and present trends in teaching school mathematics. Considers problems concerning content, grade placement of topics and techniques of evaluating achievement in this subject matter field. Evaluates important research in area of elementary school mathematics. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 685 Statistics and Research Design (A). Prepares graduate students for interpreting and applying basic statistical tests including correlation, regression, chi-square and t-ratio. Studies these statistical procedures in the context of various research designs. 3 Cr. Every Semester, Summer.

EDI 686 Problems in Secondary School Mathematics Education (B). Examines innovative practices, materials, media and instructional techniques with an emphasis on use in the classroom as a possible solution to current problems. Also considers specific problems as determined by the class. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 690 Topics of Instruction (B). For specifically identified groups who wish to have specifically denoted educational needs met through a specially designed learning experience. Course details (intended clientele objectives, outline, anticipated sequence and bibliography) vary. Groups with special needs should make those needs known to a faculty member. May be repeated with instructor's permission. 1-;3 Cr. On Demand.

EDI 691 Internship I (B). Specifically for master's-level students who have been selected to participate as intern-teachers in the Rochester, Greece, or Hilton CIMP programs. Is designed to compliment the student's internship, enabling students to reflect upon their daily teaching experiences with other interns and the instructor. Also presents an opportunity to review and analyze current research topics. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 692 Internship II (B). The second-semester continuation of EDI 691, which is a prerequisite for this course. Further investigates current research and the development of an action research project by each participant. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 699 Independent Study (B). Designed individually through consultation between student and instructor to suit the student's needs and interests and the special competence of the instructor. The department may establish additional requirements. 1-;3 Cr. On Demand.

EDI 703 Elementary Education Project or Thesis (B). Assists graduate students in Elementary Education in completing the required thesis or project as part of the MS in Education requirements. 3 Cr. Every Semester, Summer.

EDI 722 Seminar in Bilingual-Bicultural Education (B). Requires students to analyze the history and basic bibliography of bilingual education in the United States; and identify trends and practices in current bilingual programs; and understand the principles of socio- and psycholinguistic analysis as applied to the target population. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 731 Current Reading Research (B). Prerequisite: Matriculation in MS in Reading program. Examines current research in reading, related psychological aspects, linguistic applications and interrelatedness of language arts. Analyzes the methods, materials and innovative procedures on the basis of pertinent research findings. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 732 Reading: Clinical Diagnosis (B). Prerequisite: EDI 731. Covers the diagnosis of severe reading difficulties. Requires students to gather intake information, analyze data, formulate hypotheses, write a report, and conduct a case conference. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 733 Reading Practicum (B). Prerequisites: EDI 732 and instructor's permission. Lab course utilizing clinical procedure in diagnosis and remediation of reading difficulties. Allows for the planning, implementation and evaluation of remedial programs for individual and small groups executed under direct supervision. Enrollment restricted to students matriculated in MS in Education (reading) program. 3 Cr. Summer.
EDI 791 Seminar in Secondary School English Education (B). Studies current problems and research in English education. Investigates research studies, innovative curricula and experimental English projects. Requires students to explore an area of individual interest and to prepare a substantial final project such as a creative production or thesis using an empirical research design. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 792 Seminar in Secondary School Mathematics Education (B). Final professional education course for secondary mathematics education students. Studies an area of individual interest in depth. Requires a substantial research paper, creative production, or research project. Through small group sessions, provides opportunities for sharing ideas, experiences and results of student projects. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 793 Seminar in Secondary Science Education (B). Prerequisites: EDI 617 and 623. Final professional education course for secondary science education students. Explores an area of individual interest in depth and requires the preparation of a substantial analytic study of a

selected topic related to the teaching of secondary science or a research thesis. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 794 Seminar in Secondary School Social Studies Education (B). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Requires approval of graduate advisor. Projects for the class decided in consultation with the matriculated student's advisor and may consist of curriculum guides, multimedia kits or curriculum materials peculiar to the social studies, but are not limited to those mentioned. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 798 Advanced Seminar in Reading Instruction (B). For advanced students to consider improvement of reading instruction. Explores areas of individual interest in depth and requires the preparation of research thesis. 6 Cr. Every Semester.

 

 

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