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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 Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680; (215) 662-5606), 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
  • 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 and Certification

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. 101­103).

Degrees Awarded and Post-Master's Certificates (MA, MS, MFA, MPA, MPS, MSED, MSW, ADVCRT)

 

Award HEGIS* Number
Art (Visual Studies) MFA 1101
Biological Sciences MS 0401.00
Communication MA 0601.00
Computational Science MS 0799
ADVCRT See certification areas below    
Dance MA/MFA 1008.00
Education and Human Development (See certification areas below) MSED  
Educational Administration MSED 0828
ADVCRT (See certification areas below)    
English MA 1501.00
Health Science MSED 0837
History MA 2205.00
Liberal Studies MA 4901.00
Mathematics MA 1701.00
Physical Education MSED 0835
Psychology MA 2001.00
Public Administration MPA 2102.00
Reading Teacher MSED/MPS 0830
Recreation and Leisure MS 2103.00
Social Work MSW 2104

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Graduate Certification Areas

Teacher certification is in the midst of major changes. Effective February 2, 2004, new teacher certification titles take effect and SUNY Brockport's programs are being revised to reflect these changes. Certification for persons who hold no prior teaching certification will now be titled initial certification. For individuals with initial certification, the permanent certificate will be replaced by a five-year renewable professional certificate. Individuals who already hold provisional teaching certificates are not governed by these new regulations and may obtain permanent teaching certification. At present, the first certification for school counselors and school administrators continues to be called provisional 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 Web site at www.nysed.gov for additional certification information.

 

Initial Certification Award HEGIS(1) Number
Biology and General Science, 7-12(2) MSED 0401.01
Chemistry and General Science, 7-12(2) MSED 1905.01
Dance, K-12 MA 1008
Earth Science and General Science,7-12(2) MSED 1917.01
English, 7-12(2) MSED 1501.01
Health Teacher, K-12 MSED 0837
Mathematics, 7-12(2) MSED 1701.01
Physics and General Science, 7-12(2) MSED 1902.01
Childhood Literacy, 1-6 MSED 0830
Childhood Special Education, 1-6 MSED 0808
Social Studies, 7-12(2) MSED 2201.01

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

(2) with middle childhood extension, 5-6

For individuals with initial teaching certification.
Beginning February 2, 2004, candidates with initial certification must complete a master's degree as one of the requirements for professional certification, a five-year renewable certificate. Individuals have three years (with a one year extension possible) in order to fulfill the master's degree requirement. Additional state certification requirements must also be met.

Professional Certification Award HEGIS(1) Number
Childhood Literacy, 1-6 MSED 0803
Health, K-12 MSED 0837
Childhood Special Education, 1-6 MSED 0808

Additional master's degree programs to meet the requirements for professional certification are currently being developed. Please check with the Department of Education and Human Development for additional information on new 33-credit programs after September 15, 2003, when we expect state approval. Applications for such programs will not be considered until the February 15, 2004, application deadline.

Professional Certification Award HEGIS(1) Number
School Administrator and Supervisor ADV CRT 0828
School Counselor MSED 0826.01

 

Permanent Certification Award HEGIS(1) Number
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, K-12 MSED 0837
Mathematics, 7-12 MSED 1701.01
Physical Education, K-12 MSED 0835

Physics and General Science, 7-12

MSED 1902.01
School Administrator and Supervisor ADV CRT 0828
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

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 Certification

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. A local application for certification should be filed with the College's Office of Certification and Licensure during the semester in which the student is completing degree requirements.

Initial Certification

The New York State Education Department requires that all candidates for initial certification must complete training in child abuse prevention and violence prevention, and be fingerprinted.

Candidates for initial adolescence (7-12) teacher certificates in specific content areas must achieve satisfactory scores on the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST), the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W), and the Content Specialty Test (CST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE).

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

Professional Certification

The New York State Education Department requires that all candidates seeking professional certification must complete a master's degree, have three years of teaching experience, and one-year mentoring teaching experience. The professional certificate is a newable, five-year certificate.

Provisional Certification

Provisional certification is available only in the areas of school counselor and school administrator and supervisor; however, these certification areas are currently under review by New York state and will soon change. The New York State Education Department requires that all candidates for provisional certification must complete training in child abuse prevention and violence prevention, and be fingerprinted. The provisional certificate is valid for five years from date of issuance.

Permanent Certification

The Permanent Certification is a lifetime credential. For individuals holding provisional certification who are seeking permanent elementary or secondary certification, the state requires completion of a master's degree, two years 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.

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

Information concerning degree programs may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions or from departmental graduate directors.

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Certification and Licensure

Information concerning New York state certification policies and procedures may be obtained from the SUNY Brockport Office of Certification and Licensure, (585) 395-2344. The office also provides information on teacher certification in other states, particularly those members of the Interstate Agreement on Qualification of Educational Personnel.

Program Completer Pass Rates for 1999-2000

(Title II Data)

  Passing Rate for Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W) Passing Rate for Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST)

SUNY Brockport

95% 95%
New York Statewide Total 97% 96%

 

 

  The information in this publication was current as of December 2002 when the text was compiled. Changes, including but not restricted to, tuition and fees, course descriptions, degree and program requirements, policies, and financial aid availability may have occurred since that time. Whether or not a specific course is scheduled for a given term is contingent on enrollment, budget and staffing. The college reserves the right to make any changes it finds necessary and may announce such changes for student notification in publications other than the College catalogs. For the purpose of degree and program completion, students are bound by the requirements in effect as stated in the printed catalog at the time of their matriculation at SUNY Brockport. Inquiries on the current status of requirements can be addressed to the appropriate College department of office. Also refer to the Brockport Web site home page at www.brockport.edu for current information.