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Medaille College is a leader in the preparation of students to become classroom teachers. Our curriculum prepares you to nurture and educate children from diverse backgrounds. We prepare you in all aspects of today’s challenging classrooms. Our program will support you as you become a skilled critical thinker in the classroom. Committed to the service of teaching, we will help you reflect on the long history of public education as a vehicle for American equality. Through strong management of your subject specialization and content knowledge, methodology, and creative pedagogical techniques, you will become a successful professional in the field. Our Education programs explore the use of technology in the classroom of tomorrow.

Our faculty includes professional teachers and published researchers with years of service in education and experience in the field. Education is the gateway for creating a community of life-long learning for your students. You will be able to teach your students to participate in community service, support social justice and promote personal independence. You will become a caring teacher who builds effective learning relationships with students.

PLACEMENT DATA

Institutions shall publish information about each of their teacher education programs that shall be made available to prospective and enrolled students. The information shall include but need not be limited to, as available, relevant statistics about the labor market and job availability for each certificate title for which a teacher education program is offered, including the source of the statistics and the period of time and geographic area to which the statistics refer.  Placement data is available from the Office of Institutional Research and Planning and on the institution’s Higher Education Opportunity Act information page.

M.S.Ed. in Elementary Education

2012*

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

Furthering Education (%)

25 (US)

3 (CND)

6(US)
38 (CND)

0 (US)

43 (CND)

19 (US )

49 (CND)

14

1

1

9

2

7

Employed (%)

100 (US)

82 (CND)

94 (US)

85 (CND)

79 (US)

64 (CND)

94 (US)

77 (CND)

73

73

91

94

97

95

Placement Rate (%)

100 (US)

93 (CND)

94 (US)

97 (CND)

100 (US)

90 (CND)

94 (US)

88 (CND)

76

73

92

94

98

96

 

 

PLACEMENT DATA, continued.

M.S.Ed. in Literacy

2012*

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Furthering Education (%)

3

0

9

0

4

0

Employed (%)

100

100

82

82

79

80

Placement Rate (%)

100

100

91

91

82

80

 

M.S. Ed. in Special Education/Students with Disabilities

2012*

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Furthering Education (%)

7

0

11

0

0

0

Employed (%)

100

100

89

100

71

80

Placement Rate (%)

100

100

100

100

79

80

 

M.S. Ed. in Adolescent Education
(US students)

2012*

2011

2010

Furthering Education (%)

20

0

0

Employed (%)

100

100

67

Placement Rate (%)

100

100

100

 

M.S. Ed. in Adolescent Education
(Canadian students)

2012*

2011

2010

Furthering Education (%)

3

40

38

Employed (%)

80

90

62

Placement Rate (%)

100

90

100

*Furthering education rates were calculated using a combination of reported data and enrollment data obtained from the National Student Clearinghouse. Please note that the National Student Clearinghouse does not obtain Canadian college and university data, only US.

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M.S.ED IN ADOLESCENT EDUCATION

The MS. Ed. in Adolescent Education includes instruction in NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards, Dignity for all Students Act (anti-bullying and cyber bullying legislation), and all current  mandates and standards from New York State related to the NYSTCEs, specifically the edTPA.

The Adolescent Education program provides a 33 credit course of study consisting of methodologies, philosophy, literacy, application, pre-student teaching and student teaching hours. In order to receive initial certification from the State of New York, all students must participate in and successfully complete all academic requirements for certification in Adolescent Education (grades 7-12). New York also requires that all students have the following credits from a regionally accredited college:

  • 3 credits each in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science
  • 3 semester hours of university-level credit in each of the following general education areas: artistic expression; communication; information retrieval; concepts in history and social sciences; humanities; scientific processes, mathematical processes; and written analysis and expression.
  • 3 semester hours of a language other than English
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NEW YORK STATE TEACHING CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONS (NYSTCE)

Students must take these three tests:

  • LAST (Liberal Arts and Sciences Test)  (Until May 1, 2014)
  • ATS-W (Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written) (Until May 1, 2014)
  • ALST (Academic Literacy Skills Test)
  • CST (Content Specialty Test) for either English, French, Mathematics, Biology, or Chemistry, Social Studies, Literacy, Students with Disabilities (Until May 1, 2014)
  • edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment)
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COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

All students are required to successfully complete a comprehensive exam upon completion of their coursework and prior to beginning EDU 677 Student Teaching in Adolescent Education (6 credits). Each exam consists of approximately fifty percent pedagogical questions from Medaille course content and fifty percent discipline-specific questions from the student's content area. A minimum score of 75 is required for passing. If a student scores lower than a 75, he or she can schedule one opportunity to re-take the exam.  The examination will be set jointly by all of the instructors of these course each academic year and is administered in January, May, and August of each year.

 

Exam Dates

Fall Weekday

January Intercession or March interim week between student teaching placements

Spring Weekend

August Intercession or October-interim week between student teaching placements

Summer Weekend

January Intercession or March-interim week between student teaching placements

Summer Weekday

August Intercession or October-interim week between student teaching placements

Fall Weekend (4 semester)

August Intercession or October-interim week between student teaching placements

 

July and May (if needed)

 

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STUDENT TEACHING

Students will fulfill student teaching requirements in both adolescent settings, grades 7-9 and grades 10-12. It should be noted that students accepted into the program are required to finish the coursework in their area of certification prior to beginning Student Teaching. Further information can be found on the Office of Student Teaching page.

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M.S.ED IN ADOLESCENT EDUCATION TRACKS

Students will take 6 credits of methods courses and fulfill the pre-student and student teaching requirement that is aligned with the specific track. Students must receive a grade of a B- or above for all pedagogical courses (methods courses). Otherwise, the course must be repeated.

ENGLISH 7-12 TRACK

EDU 601 Methods in Adolescence Education-English

EDU 667 Pre-Student Teaching

EDU 677 Student Teaching

FRENCH 7-12 TRACK

EDU 602 Methods in Adolescence Education-French

EDU 667 Pre-Student Teaching

EDU 677 Student Teaching

MATHEMATICS 7-12 TRACK

EDU 603 Methods in Adolescence Education-Mathematics

EDU 667 Pre-Student Teaching

EDU 677 Student Teaching

BIOLOGY 7-12 TRACK

EDU 604 Methods in Adolescence Education-Biology

EDU 667 Pre-Student Teaching

EDU 677 Student Teaching

CHEMISTRY 7-12 TRACK

EDU 605 Methods in Adolescence Education-Chemistry

EDU 667 Pre-Student Teaching

EDU 677 Student Teaching

SOCIAL STUDIES 7-12 TRACK

EDU 606 Methods in Adolescence Education-Social Studies

EDU 667 Pre-Student Teaching

EDU 677 Student Teaching

 

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M.S.ED. IN ADOLESCENT EDUCATION CREDIT DISTRIBUTION

Note: This program leads to initial certification in either Biology 7-12, Chemistry 7-12, English 7-12, French 7-12, Mathematics 7-12, or Social Studies 7-12.

COURSE NUMBER & TITLE

CREDITS

ECI 535 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Shaping Culturally Inclusive Classrooms/EDU 507 DASA Seminar

3

ECI 610 Transitions from Education’s Roots to the Present

3

EDU 600 Curriculum Planning in Adolescent Education

3

Methods Courses: Students will take one of the following courses

  • EDU 601 Methods in Adolescence Education: English
  • EDU 602 Methods in Adolescence Education: French
  • EDU 603 Methods in Adolescence Education: Mathematics
  • EDU 604 Methods in Adolescence Education: Biology
  • EDU 605 Methods in Adolescence Education: Chemistry
  • EDU 606 Methods in Adolescence Education: Social Studies

3

EDU 667 Pre-Student Teaching Experiences

3

EDU 670 Literacy in the Content Areas

3

EDU 671 Information Technology and Data Analysis

3

EDU 677 Student Teaching in Adolescence Education

6

ESP 600 Foundations of Special Education (3 credits) and EDU 506 Child Abuse/SAVE (0 credits; must co-register for EDU 506 and ESP 600). Offered online.

3

EDU 570 Strategic Literacy Instruction for the Diverse Learner: Adolescence

3

Total Credits:

 

33

 

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M.S.ED. IN ADOLESCENT EDUCATION PROGRAM SEQUENCE

 

DAY PROGRAM | FALL START

Course Number & Title

Credits

Term

EDU 570 Strategic Literacy Instruction for the Diverse Learner: Adolescence

3

Fall

EDU 600 Curriculum Planning in Adolescent Education

3

Fall

EDU 601-606 (Methods course; dependent on track)

3

Fall

EDU 667 Pre-Student Teaching Experiences

3

Fall

EDU 670 Literacy in the Content Area

3

Spring

EDU 677 Student Teaching in Adolescent Education

6

Spring

ECI 610 Transitions from Education’s Roots to the Present

3

Summer

ECI 535 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Shaping Culturally Inclusive Classrooms/EDU 507 DASA Seminar

3

Summer

ESP 600 Foundations of Special Education/ EDU 506 Child Abuse and SAVE Seminar

3

Summer

EDU 671 Information Technology and Data Analysis

3

Summer

 

 

 

WEEKEND PROGRAM | FALL START

Course Number & Title

Credits

Term

EDU 600 Curriculum Planning in Adolescent Education

3

Fall

EDU 601-606 (Methods course; dependent on track)

3

Fall

EDU 667 Pre-Student Teaching

3

Fall

ESP 600 Foundations of Special Education/ EDU 506 Child Abuse and SAVE Seminar

3

Spring

ECI 535 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Shaping Culturally Inclusive Classrooms/EDU 507 DASA Seminar

3

Spring

EDU 670 Literacy in the Content Areas

3

Spring

ECI 610 Transitions from Education’s Roots to the Present

3

Summer

EDU 671 Information Technology and Data Analysis

3

Summer

EDU 570 Strategic Literacy Instruction for the Diverse Learner: Adolescence

3

Summer

EDU 677 Student Teaching

6

Fall

 

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M.S.ED. IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (CHILDHOOD 1-6)

The Elementary Education program provides a 42 credit course of study consisting of methodologies, educational philosophy, literacy, research and application. All students who desire to receive initial certification from the State of New York must participate in and successfully complete EDU 577 (student teaching component) to fulfill the academic requirement for certification in elementary education (grades 1-6). New York also requires that all students have the following credits from a regionally accredited college:

  • 3 credits each in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science
  • 3 semester hours of university-level credit in each of the following general education areas: artistic expression; communication; information retrieval; concepts in history and social sciences; humanities; scientific processes, mathematical processes; and written analysis and expression.
  • 3 semester hours of a language other than English

The central focus is in Action Research as preparation for addressing classroom concerns and leading to the culminating capstone project.

Core Courses

This program includes three foundations courses, two literacy courses, two research courses, four methods courses, and student teaching.  Students must receive a grade of a B- or above for all pedagogical courses (methods courses). Otherwise, the course must be repeated.

  • ECI 510 Research in Education
  • ECI 535 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Shaping Culturally Inclusive Classrooms
  • EDU 500 The Core of Education
  • EDU 502 Education Methods of Teaching: Math, Science, Technology
  • EDU 503 Education Methods of Teaching: The Arts, English, Language Arts, and Social Studies
  • EDU 504 Early Field Experience/Seminar: Physical Educations, Family/Consumer Sciences
  • ESP 600 Foundations of Special Education/ EDU 506 Child Abuse and SAVE Seminar

Capstone

Students are required to take EDU 693 Elementary Education Portfolio and Professional Development course which assists graduates to create an action research project and integrates and summarizes their program.

Field Experiences (Pre-Student Teaching)

Students are required to complete field experience hours for all certification programs, as mandated by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Field experience hours must be completed prior to student teaching (EDU 577). Students enrolled in the M.S.Ed. in Elementary Education (Childhood 1-6) fulfill this requirement through successful completion of EDU 677. Special Education Note: A minimum of 15 field experience hours must be completed in a Special Education setting. These settings may include, but are not limited to, small group, tutoring, assisting a special needs child/children, or in an inclusion classroom.

Please visit student teaching for more information about field experience and pre-student teaching.

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M.S.ED. IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (CHILDHOOD 1-6) CREDIT DISTRIBUTION

COURSE NUMBER & TITLE

CREDITS

ECI 510 Research in Education

3

ECI 535 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Shaping Culturally Inclusive Classrooms/EDU 507 DASA Seminar

3

ECI 610 Transitions from Education’s Roots to the Present

3

EDU 693 Elementary Education Portfolio and Professional Development

3

EDL 550 Developmental Literacy: Emergence to Fluency

3

EDU 571 Technology for the Elementary Classroom

3

EDL 650 Assessment and Evaluation of Literacy

3

EDU 500 The Core of Education

3

EDU 502 Education Methods of Teaching: Math and Science

3

EDU 503 Education Methods of Teaching: The Arts, English, Language Arts, and Social Studies

3

EDU 504 Early Field Experience/Seminar: Physical Educations, Family/Consumer Sciences

3

EDU 506 Child Abuse and SAVE Seminar/ESP 600 Foundations of Special Education

3

EDU 577 Student Teaching/Seminar: Career and Occupational Studies

6

Total Credits

42

 

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M.S.ED. IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (CHILDHOOD 1-6) PROGRAM SCHEDULE

FALL START

COURSE NUMBER & TITLE

CR.

TERM

DAY

ECI 510 Research in Education (online)

3

Fall

online

EDL 550 Developmental Literacy: Emergence to Fluency

3

Fall

Monday

EDU 500 The Core of Education

3

Fall

Tuesday

EDU 502 Education Methods of Teaching: Math and Science

3

Spring

Monday

EDU 504 Early Field Experience/Seminar: Physical Educations, Family/Consumer Sciences

3

Summer

Tuesday

EDL 650 Assessment and Evaluation of Literacy

3

Spring

Mon-Fri

EDU 503 Education Methods of Teaching: The Arts, English, Language Arts, and Social Studies

3

Spring

Mon-Fri

EDU 577 Student Teaching/Seminar: Career and Occupational Studies

6

Spring

Student

ECI 610 Transitions from Education’s Roots to the Present

3

Summer

Monday

ECI 535 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Shaping Culturally Inclusive Classrooms/EDU 507 DASA Seminar

3

Summer

Tuesday

EDU 571 Technology for the Elementary Classroom

3

Summer

Monday

EDU 506 Child Abuse and SAVE Seminar/ESP 600 Foundations of Special Education

3

Summer

Tuesday

EDU 693 Elementary Education Portfolio and Professional Development

3

Summer

Thesis advisement

SPRING START

COURSE NUMBER & TITLE

CR.

TERM

DAY

ECI 510 Research in Education (online)

3

Spring

Online

EDL 550 Developmental Literacy: Emergence to Fluency

3

Spring

Monday

EDU 500 The Core of Education

3

Spring

Tuesday

EDU 502 Education Methods of Teaching: Math and Science

3

Spring

Monday

EDU 504 Early Field Experience/Seminar: Physical Educations, Family/Consumer Sciences

3

Spring

Tuesday

EDL 650 Assessment and Evaluation of Literacy

3

Summer

Tuesday

EDU 503 Education Methods of Teaching: The Arts, English, Language Arts, & Social Studies

3

Summer

Tuesday

EDU 571 Technology for the Elementary Classroom

3

Summer

Monday

EDU 506 Child Abuse and SAVE Seminar/ESP 600 Foundations of Special Education

3

Fall

Mon-Fri

ECI 535 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Shaping Culturally Inclusive Classrooms/EDU 507 DASA Seminar

3

Summer

Monday

EDU 693 Elementary Education Portfolio and Professional Development

3

Summer

Thesis advisement

ECI 610 Transitions from Education’s Roots to the Present

3

Fall

Mon-Fri

EDU 577 Student Teaching/Seminar: Career and Occupational

6

Fall

Student teaching

 

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