Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Social Studies Education Program, Grades 5-12

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Description

The Department of Education and Human Development offers an Adolescence Inclusive Education Program that includes initial dual certification in Adolescence Social Studies (history major), Grades 7-12 with the Middle School Extension grades 5-6 and Students with Disabilities Generalist, Grades 7-12.

Education is not an academic major at Brockport.  Specific advisement is provided for both the academic major and the certification program. Students should contact the Department of Education and Human Development about educational certification requirements and their academic department about major and General Education requirements as early as possible when planning their programs.

Enrollment in the Program

Program Eligibility

Effective fall 2015 students entering the college must meet SUNY System Board of Trustees additional requirements for admission to teacher preparation programs. As a result of these admission requirements, the Department of Education and Human Development has replaced the program application with a Declaration of Enrollment form.

First Year Students Criteria

  • High School GPA of a B or better or
  • High School Rank in top 30% or
  • SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing+Math) > 1140 or
  • ACT > 24 or
  • Brockport GPA > 3.0 based on at least 12 credits

Transfer Students Criteria

  • High School GPA of a B or better or
  • High School Rank in top 30% or
  • SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing+Math) > 1140 or
  • ACT > 24 or
  • Transfer GPA > 3.0 based on at least 12 credits or
  • Brockport GPA > 3.0 based on at least 12 credits

Program Enrollment

The Declaration of Enrollment form serves as notification that a student is enrolled in an EHD Program and must complete a series of program pre-requisites in order to begin taking professional EDI courses (except EDI 413 Introduction to Special Education), after meeting the following:

  1. At least 36 credit hours of college level coursework
  2. Transfer students must apply and be admitted to the college and be eligible to register for classes prior to submitting a declaration of enrollment form.
  3. Declaration of an approved academic major for Adolescence
  4. Minimum 2.5 cumulative Brockport grade point average and or prior college to maintain begin enrollment in an EHD Program
  5. Completion or in progress of at least 15 credits in the academic major with a minimum 2.5 cumulative Brockport grade point average in the major
  6. Submit a declaration of enrollment form by February 15 for best consideration for a fall semester start and September 15 for best consideration for a spring semester start.

Program Requirements

All EDI courses require a minimum grade of "C+." PSH 484, PRO 370, and Foreign Language courses require a minimum grade of "C."

General Education Requirements (6 credits)

Teacher candidates must meet the General Education requirements in effect at the time of matriculation.

Pre-professional Preparation: Academic Major

Teacher candidates seeking certification in Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Social Studies Education must formally declare a major in history and successfully complete all requirements for the major.

Major in History (36 credits)

Pre-professional Preparation: Generalist Cognates (3-9 credits)

Social Science Distribution (12 credits)

Professional Preparation: Education Courses (40 credits)

Phase 1

  • EDI 448 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in Social Studies (FALL ONLY)
  • EDI 431 Language Skills in the Middle and High School Content Area I
  • EDI 413 Introduction to Special Education
  • PSH 484 Adolescence Psychology
  • PRO 370 Health and Drug Education for Teacher Candidates
  • Foreign Language 112 level or above with at least a C

Phase 2

  • EDI 468 Teaching Social Studies Inclusively (SPRING ONLY)
  • EDI 430 Education and Society*
  • EDI 432 Language Skills in the Middle and High School Content Areas II

Phase 3

  • EDI 414 Methods in Special Education
  • EDI 419 Assessment in Special Education

Phase 4: Student Teaching with Seminar

  • EDI 475 Practicum in Inclusive Adolescence Education and Seminar

*denotes courses that meet both major and general education requirements

Prerequisites (0-3 credits)

Electives (14-23 credits)

Total Credits (120 credits)

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA): Students are also required to complete DASA training for program completion.

Program Planning

  • PSH 484, PRO 370, EDI 430 and EDI 413 may be taken prior to program enrollment.
  • EDI 447, 467, and 414 require a 50-hour field experience beyond class time.
  • EDI 430 can be completed in any phase prior to Phase 4.
  • EDI 413 is prerequisite for EDI 414 and 419
  • EDI 445 is the prerequisite for EDI 465
  • Complete cognates and professional courses prior to Phase IV
  • Advising appointments available before submitting Declaration of Enrollment
  • After submission of Declaration of Enrollment, an advising appointment to create a Plan of Study is scheduled
  • Once a Plan of Study is completed, a student is enrolled and can register for EDI professional courses as listed on the Plan of Study
  • All pre-professional cognates and professional courses in Phases 1-3 must be completed prior to student teaching

Continuation Requirements (Once Enrolled)

  • Maintain ≥ 2.5 cumulative Brockport GPA each semester
  • Earn ≥ C+ in ALL EDI Professional courses in order to continue to the next program phase
  • PRO 370, PHS 384 and Foreign Language courses require ≥ C
  • Complete prerequisite course(s) before moving to the next program phase
  • Minimum grade levels apply to transfer courses. Community college advising guides are available at: www.brockport.edu/academics/education_human_development/undergrad/transferguides.html

Eligibility Requirements for Continuation in a Teacher Preparation Program

There are several factors that affect a teacher candidate's eligibility to continue in a teacher preparation program a teacher candidate:

  • must maintain a Brockport cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • earn a grade of "C+" or higher in each of the education courses during the Professional Preparation Phases.
  • needs to demonstrate the dispositions necessary in the teaching profession.
  • needs to acquire and maintain an acceptable level of professional performance.

Certification

College Endorsement

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.

New York State Initial Teacher Certification Exams

Prospective Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education Teacher candidates must pass the following New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) to obtain initial certification in the State of New York:

  • Educating All Students (EAS),
  • Content Specialty Tests (CST),
  • Multi-subject Test, and
  • Performance Assessment (edTPA)

Workshops

Note:

CAD and SAVE workshops are embedded in PRO 370 or PBH 301

Autism Workshop is embedded in EDI 413

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA): Students are required to complete DASA training on their own for program completion.

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