Designed for individuals seeking to become a NY State certified teacher for the first time. Leads to certification in the following three areas: Biology grades 7-12, Biology grades 5 and 6, and Students with Disabilities Generalist (special education) grades 7-12. Leads to both initial and professional certification.
Admission to the Program
The application process is managed by the Graduate School. Applicants must have the following qualifications:
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- An academic major in the program discipline or equivalent (minimum 30 credits in the discipline).
- SUNY has adopted a new admission requirement for initial certification teacher preparation programs effective fall 2015. Anyone applying to the fall 2015 semester and beyond must take and submit scores for either the GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) to be considered for admission to a graduate education program here at The College at Brockport.
Students must meet the College's standards for graduate study.
Initial Sequence Courses
- Phase I
- EDI 513 Introduction to Special Education
- EDI 531 Language Skills I
- EDI 547 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in Science
- Phase II
- EDI 530 Education and Society
- EDI 532 Language Skills II
- EDI 567 Teaching Science Inclusively
- Phase III
- EDI 514 Methods in Special Education
- EDI 519 Assessment in Special Education
- Phase IV
- EDI 575 Practicum and Seminar in Inclusive Adolescence Education
- EDI 601 Diversity in Education
- EDI 603 Educational Assessment and Evaluation
- EDI 617 Advanced Methods in Science
- EDI 623 Reading Research in Adolescence Science
- EDI 793 Seminar in Science Education
Minimum Total Credits: 48
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA): Students are also required to complete DASA training for program completion.
Students who complete this program are eligible for the College’s recommendation for New York State certification. Program completion and submission of the recommendation form are also required to secure the College’s recommendation. Additional New York state certification requirements must be satisfied to earn certification. Students are advised to consult the Brockport Certification Office.