Weekday Program Format - Fall Start

Course   Credits Term
EDU 670 Literacy in the Content Areas 3 fall
ESP 600/
EDU 506
Foundations of Special Education/
Child Abuse/SAVE
3
0
fall
EDU 600 Curriculum Planning in Adolescent Education 3 fall
EDU 601-606 Methods in Adolescence Education
English, French, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Social Studies
3 fall
EDU 667 Pre-Student Teaching Experiences 3 fall
EDU 671 Information Technology and Literacy in the Classroom 3 fall
ECI 610 Transitions from Education's Roots to the Present 3 spring
ECI 535 Cultural Competencies as an Emancipatory Pedagogy 3 spring
EDU 677 Student Teaching in Adolescence Education 6 spring

 

Weekday Program Format - Summer Start

Course   Credits Term
ESP 600/
EDU 506
Foundations of Special Education/
Child Abuse/SAVE
3
0
fall
EDU 670 Literacy in the Content Areas 3 fall
EDU 671 Information Technology and Literacy in the Classroom 3 fall
EDU 600 Curriculum Planning in Adolescent Education 3 fall
EDU 601-606 Methods in Adolescence Education
English, French, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Social Studies
3 fall
EDU 667 Pre-Student Teaching Experiences 3 fall
ECI 610 Transitions from Education's Roots to the Present 3 spring
ECI 535 Cultural Competencies as an Emancipatory Pedagogy 3 spring
EDU 677 Student Teaching in Adolescence Education 6 spring

 

Weekend Program Format - Fall Start

Course   Credits Term
EDU 600 Curriculum Planning in Adolescent Education 3 fall
EDU 601-606 Methods in Adolescence Education
English, French, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Social Studies
3 fall
EDU 667 Pre-Student Teaching Experiences 3 fall
ESP 600/
EDU 506
Foundations of Special Education/
Child Abuse/SAVE
3
0
spring
EDU 670 Literacy in the Content Areas 3 spring
EDU 671 Information Technology and Literacy in the Classroom 3 spring
ECI 535 Cultural Competencies as an Emancipatory Pedagogy 3 summer
ECI 610 Transitions from Education's Roots to the Present 3 summer
EDU 677 Student Teaching in Adolescence Education 6 fall

 

Weekend Program Format - Spring Start

Course   Credits Term
EDU 667 Pre-Student Teaching Experiences 3 spring
ESP 600/
EDU 506
Foundations of Special Education/
Child Abuse/SAVE
3
0
spring
EDU 670 Literacy in the Content Areas 3 spring
EDU 600 Curriculum Planning in Adolescent Education 3 summer
EDU 601-606 Methods in Adolescence Education
English, French, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Social Studies
3 summer
EDU 671 Information Technology and Literacy in the Classroom 3 summer
ECI 610 Transitions from Education's Roots to the Present 3 fall
ECI 535 Cultural Competencies as an Emancipatory Pedagogy 3 fall
EDU 677 Student Teaching in Adolescence Education 6 fall

 

Weekend Program Format - Summer Start

Course   Credits Term
ESP 600/
EDU 506
Foundations of Special Education/
Child Abuse/SAVE
3
0
summer
EDU 670 Literacy in the Content Areas 3 summer
EDU 671 Information Technology and Literacy in the Classroom 3 summer
EDU 600 Curriculum Planning in Adolescent Education 3 fall
EDU 601-606 Methods in Adolescence Education
English, French, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Social Studies
3 fall
EDU 667 Pre-Student Teaching Experiences 3 fall
ECI 610 Transitions from Education's Roots to the Present 3 spring
ECI 535 Cultural Competencies as an Emancipatory Pedagogy 3 spring
EDU 677 Student Teaching in Adolescence Education 6 spring

 

Course Descriptions

EDU 506 Child Abuse Awareness/SAVE Seminar
This course, comprised of two online workshops, satisfies New York State’s requirements for Project SAVE legislation as well as Child Abuse Identification and Reporting.
 
EDU 600 Curriculum Planning In Adolescent Education
Emphasis in this course is on curricular design and instructional planning to address the special developmental and educational needs of students in secondary school. Attention is given to the common elements of curricular design and implementation and to appropriate planning techniques for meeting the needs of a diverse population of students at differing levels of social, emotional, intellectual, and physical ability. Curriculum and lesson planning are examined on the state, district, school and classroom levels. In addition, various strategies for interdisciplinary planning and instruction are explored. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: none. Offered every semester.
 
ESP 600 Foundations of Special Education
This course offers an examination of the historical, social, and legal foundations of special education. Emphasis will be placed on issues, trends, and legislation, which affect the provision of services in school, home, and community settings with a focus on inclusion of individuals with disabilities in home and school settings. An overview of the characteristics and instructional needs of individuals with disabilities will be provided for elementary and middle school settings. Provided, is an overview of the characteristics and instructional needs of individuals with all exceptionalities (including Autistic Spectrum Disorders) identified in the present federal educational disability related legislation. The impact of diversity and assistive technology services of persons with special needs in the school will also be addressed.
 
EDU 601 Methods in Adolescence Education - English (3)
This course is designed to familiarize English teacher candidates with national and state standards for adolescent English learning. This course will provide appropriate instructional strategies, methodologies, and materials necessary for creating a productive teaching and learning environment for all adolescent students, grades 7 – 12. There will be particular emphasis on working with students for whom English is a second language, students with disabilities, and students from diverse backgrounds.
 
EDU 602 Methods in Adolescence Education - French (3)
This methods course is organized around the federal and state standards for foreign language learning. This course guides teacher candidates to focus on communications, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. Teacher candidates will review current theory for second language acquisition, and will apply that theory to classroom practice. .The course will present principles of learning, from which teacher candidates can draw to make decisions about instruction. The course emphasizes diverse learners including students for whom English is a second language and culturally diverse learner, and students with different learning styles, and abilities.
 
EDU 603 Methods in Adolescence Education – Mathematics (3)
This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with instructional strategies, methodologies and materials necessary for creating a productive teaching and learning environment for adolescence education students, grades 7 – 12 in mathematics education. The course will also provide opportunities for candidates to build and deliver lessons and units.
 
EDU 604 Methods in Adolescence Education - Biology (3)
This course explores the role of children's literature in the elementary literacy program. Students will explore the various genre of literature both in the areas of fiction and nonfiction, narrative and expository. Students will read and develop activities using various types of trade books, to assist student in meeting the New York State English Language Arts Standards.
 
EDU 605 Methods in Adolescence Education - Chemistry (3)
This is a practical course where students will learn actual activities of chemistry instruction. Included in these activities will be laboratory work, teacher candidate developed worksheets, teacher candidate directed discussions, teacher candidate developed tests, etc. Teacher candidates will also study the nature of scientific understanding and the culture and climate of the classroom activities. The class will also review strategies to ensure educational equity.
 
EDU 606 Methods in Adolescence Education – Social Studies (3)
This course provides students with a foundation in current educational theory and practice for teaching the social studies curriculum to middle and high school level students. Students will analyze the information and expectations of the New York State Education Department and accumulate a repertoire of materials, methods, and inclusive strategies to teach and assess standards based social studies for all learners across a range of learning styles. Students will design unit and lesson plans and assessments that align with the New York State Standards for Learning and the New York State Core Curriculum that utilize the Medaille College Unit and Lesson Plan formats. This course will provide appropriate instructional strategies, methodologies, and materials necessary for creating a productive teaching and learning environment for all adolescent students, grades 7 – 12.
 
EDU 670 Literacy in the Content Areas
This course is designed to assist the prospective secondary school teacher (adolescence education) to integrate effective methodology to enhance students reading and writing skills, in general, and in the specific content areas. Emphasis is on vocabulary, comprehension, study skills, and flexible rate. Particular emphasis will be given to students for whom English is a second language and students with different learning styles, abilities, and learning problems.
 
EDU 671 Information Technology and Literacy in the Classroom
This course will develop understanding, perspective, competence and leadership in the use of information technology in an educational setting with an emphasis upon integrating technology and literacy.
 
EDU 667 Pre-Student Teaching Experiences
This course provides students with an opportunity to participate in a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer and/or paid teaching experiences in settings such as the classroom, YMCA, church group, tutoring, summer camp, etc. Students will be encouraged to work in settings that involve observation, tutoring, small group reinforcement, and entire class activities. Approximately 50 hours of experiences are to occur in grades 7, 8, and 9, and also in grades 10, 11, and 12. Experiences are to be in a student's academic certification area (e.g. English, mathematics, etc.) and/or related fields.
 
ECI 535 Cultural Competencies as an Emancipatory Pedagogy
This course provides New York State certification in the identification and reporting of child abuse and teaching the awareness of substance prevention, health issues and school violence. It provides the student with opportunities to review literature for discussion or presentation and debate issues.
 
EDU 677 Student Teaching in Adolescence Education
This course provides students with on-site classroom experiences. The student teacher will be assigned two classroom situations grades 7, 8, or 9 and grades 10, 11, or 12. Each placement will be full-time, five days a week for approximately seven (7) weeks each and in the appropriate academic field: English, French, mathematics, biology or chemistry.
 
ECI 610 Transitions from Education's Roots to the Present
This courses provides a bridge from the works of past theorists and practitioners to current ideas and innovative teaching procedures of present day educators. A core of influential thinkers, such as Dewey, Skinner, Rogers, Piaget, and Gardner, etc., will be used.
 

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