Graduate Programs of Study and Certification

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Graduate Programs of Study and Certification


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, specific College programs are accredited by: Chemistry: American Chemical Society; Computer Science: Computer Science Accreditation Board; Counselor Education: Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs; Dance: National Association of Schools of Dance; Nursing: National League for Nursing; Public Administration: National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA); Recreation and Leisure: National Recreation and Park Association, Council on Accreditation; Social Work: Council on Social Work Education; and Physical Education: National Athletic Training Association (Intern ship Program).


Departments with Graduate Offerings

School of Arts and Performance
Dean: Sharon Vasquez Art
Communication
Dance
Interdisciplinary Arts
Physical Education and Sport
Theatre

School of Letters and Sciences
Dean: Michael Maggiotto
African and Afro-American Studies
Anthropology
Biological Sciences
Board of Study for the Teaching of Science and Mathematics
Chemistry
Computational Science
Computer Science
Earth Sciences
English
Foreign Languages and Literatures
History
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Women's Studies

School of Professions
Interim Dean: Joseph Mason
Business Administration and Economics
Counselor Education
Criminal Justice
Education and Human Development
Educational Administration
Health Science
Military Science
Nursing
Public Administration
Recreation and Leisure Studies
Social Work


Graduate Programs of Study

Several of the degree programs listed below have tracks or specializations within the program. Please look under the departmental listing for additional information.

Masters Degrees (MA, MS, MFA, MPA, MPS, MSED, MSW)
HEGIS* Award Number
Biological Sciences MS 0401.00
Communications MA 0601.00
Dance MA/MFA 1008.00
Educational Administration MSED 0828 Higher Education Mid-Management
English MA 1501.00
History MA 2205.00
Liberal Studies MA 4901.00
Mathematics MA 1701.00
Nursing MS 1203
Psychology MA 2001.00
Public Administration MPA 2102.00
Reading Teacher MPS 0830
Recreation & Leisure MS 2103.00
Social Work MSW Pending
Visual Studies MFA 1011

Graduate Certification Programs
HEGIS* Award Number

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
Mathematics, 7-12 MSED 1701.01
Physics and General Science, 7-12 MSED 1902.01
Reading Teacher MSED 0830
School Administrator and Supervisor ADV CRT 0827
School Counselor MSED 0826.01
Social Studies, 7-12 MSED 2201.01
Permanent Bilingual Education MSED 0899
Biology and General Science, 7-12 MSED 0401.01
Chemistry and General Science, 7-12 MSED 1905.01
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

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.

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

Teacher 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. 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 S kills-Written (ATS-W) of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations.

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) must obtain satisfactory scores on either the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (LAST and ATS-W) or the National Teacher Examinations Core Battery Tests.

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

Three forms of teaching certificates are issued by the New York State Education Department. The initial form of certificate is the Certificate of Qualification, which indicates that the holder has satisfied the requirements for provisional certification, provides to school districts evidence of eligibility for employment, and legalizes service as a substitute teacher. The Certificate of Qualification is valid for five years if the holder does not accept a New York state public school contract within that time. At the time of public school employment, or prior to its expiration date, the Certificate of Qualification must be returned to the New York State Education Department for a five-year Provisional Certificate. A Permanent Certificate is a lifetime credential.

Information about the degree programs may be obtained from the Admissions Office or from departmental chairpersons.

Last Updated 8/28/17

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