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Student Name: ____________________________ Student ID: ________ Visa Date: ________ Last Update: ________
University of Rochester, Warner School Program Plan of Study
M.A.T. in Adolescence Education: Chemistry[TK4]
(as of 08/30/2016)
Leading to the following NYS Certification:
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in chemistry (initial + professional)
         See https://www.warner.rochester.edu/certification for important certification information.

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NOTE: Program requirements and related program of study forms may change over time as a result of our commitment to ongoing curriculum improvement. Students are expected to follow the most recent guidelines in preparing their program of study for approval. Please make sure this form reflects the most recent updates.

The following set of courses and other requirements have been approved by:
Student Name: ______________________________ Signature: ______________________________ Date: _____________
Advisor: ______________________________ Signature: ______________________________ Date: _____________
Program Chair: ______________________________ Signature: ______________________________ Date: _____________
Associate Dean: ______________________________ Signature: ______________________________ Date: _____________

Course Requirements:
This section of your program of study will identify the courses you need to take in order to complete your program. Required courses, available choices, and guidelines for selecting electives, have already been filled in for your convenience.
To complete this section, you need to do the following (after meeting with your advisor to discuss these decisions):
  1. Whenever there is a choice, please mark your selection. All courses and electives counted toward a Warner graduate degree must be at the graduate level. For electives, write in the course numbers and titles you have selected. Please note that these decisions should always be made in consultation with your advisor.
  2. For each course, indicate in the To Be Taken column the semester and year (e.g., F17; Sp18; Su18) when you plan to take that course. For your convenience, whenever a course has prerequisites, these are listed in square brackets following the title of the course. An asterisk will indicate that the prerequisite could also be taken concurrently with the course and two asterisks will indicate that the prerequisite is only recommended-not required.
  3. For courses you have already completed, if any, please report the grade you earned in the course. If the course was taken at the Warner School prior to your matriculation, indicate that by writing R in the first column. If the course was taken outside the Warner School prior to matriculation, indicate that by writing T in the first column and attach supporting documentation (e.g., relevant transcripts, a note explaining why you think the course should be transferred into your program, and the course description and syllabus when requested).
  4. Restrictions about transfer/retroactive credits:
    • Your request for transfer/retroactive credits (identified by a T or R in the first column) will need to be reviewed and approved by your advisor, program chair, and associate dean of graduate studies.
    • Transfer/retroactive credits are granted for graduate level coursework taken in the last 5 years prior to matriculation for master's students and in the last 10 years prior to matriculation for doctoral students. Exceptions may be made only in cases where the student can provide alternative evidence of having kept current with the field/content addressed in courses taken outside these time limits.
    • Transfer credits are usually not granted for required courses.
    • Retroactive credits taken by University of Rochester undergraduates may count toward this program only if they were taken above and beyond the minimum 128 credits required for the completion of an undergraduate degree and were taken at the graduate level.
    • Transfer/retroactive credits are only granted for graduate level courses with a grade of B or higher.
    • No transfer credits will be granted for courses taken AFTER matriculation into our program.
 
TK4 Courses:

 

Notes:


1. This set of courses and internships is required for anyone who wants to obtain NYS teacher certification to teach chemistry in grades 7-12, and must be completed before a degree is issued by Warner and you can obtain any of the additional NYS certifications, NYS extensions or Warner certificates identified later in this program of study form.

2. Candidates for teaching chemistry are required by the State of New York to pass Content Specialty Tests (CST). Content Specialty Tests are a component of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE). The Warner School requires that degree candidates achieve a passing score on relevant CSTs before beginning their student teaching practica (not the Field Experience). The Associate Dean of Graduate Studies may waive these requirements after consultation with the Program Director and Chair of Teaching and Curriculum. ( This is a rare occurrence.)

3. If you also choose to pursue certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities, you must complete all the internships in inclusive settings (i.e., select EDF417S, EDF419S and EDF421S).

4. Students are expected to take the methods courses and internships in the following sequence:
Summer:
- EDU487 - Integrating Science and Literacy
Fall:
- EDU486 - Integrating Science and Technology
- EDU434 - Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Science
- EDF416S - Field Experiences in Secondary Schools (Science)
Spring:
- EDU448 - Implementing Innovation in Science Education
- EDF418S - Student Teaching in Secondary Schools A (Science)/EDF419S - Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary Schools Settings A (Science)
- EDF420S - Student Teaching in Secondary Schools B (Science)/EDF421S - Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary Schools Settings B (Science)

Any deviation from this sequence needs to be agreed upon a priori with the advisor.
 

Other Requirements and/or Certification Requirements:
This section of your program of study will identify what you need to accomplish, in addition to the coursework indicated in the previous section, in order to graduate and receive the certification(s)/licensure you are seeking (if any). Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification/licensure you are seeking, there may be some additional requirements to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (e.g., completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences). When that is the case, we have listed these requirements, but have indicated that they are not graduation requirements.
To complete this section, please indicate next to each requirement the semester and year when you expect to fulfill that requirement or, if you have already completed the requirement, the actual date of completion (also attaching relevant documentation as evidence).



TK4 Content prerequisites - Content Prerequisite 30 credits of coursework in the sciences, including at least 18 credits in chemistry (Fill out table or attach Transcript Review Form)     
 
TK4 Optional Enhancements
NOTE: Before the University of Rochester can recommend you for any of the additional certifications described below, all the required courses and internships for the basic program will need to be completed as well as the additional requirements specific to each additional certification.

Additional NYS extension to teach chemistry in grades 5-6[NK3]: (6 additional credits)
Leading to the following NYS Certification:
  • Extension to teach chemistry in grades 5-6
If you are interested in teaching your subject matter also in grades 5-6, you can apply and be recommended for NYS extension to teach chemistry in grades 5-6 if you take the additional courses listed below. Note that these courses can be taken at any time during or after completing the "basic program"; however, you can apply and be recommended for the NYS extension only after completing the "basic program" AND these additional requirements.
NK3 Courses in addition to the TK4 base program courses:

 

 
Additional NYS certification for Teaching Students with Disabilities in grades 7-12[DK6]: (12 additional credits)

Leading to the following NYS Certifications:
  • Teaching Students w/ disabilities in Adolescence (grades 7-12) as generalist (initial + professional)
  • Teaching students w/disabilities (grades 7-12), subject extension in chemistry
If you are also interested in NYS certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities in the same area of specialization as your “basic” program, you will need to:
a) verify that you meet the content prerequisites of at least 6 credits each in English Language Arts, math, science, and social studies (by filling the table below).
b) take all the internships required in the “basic program” in inclusive settings.
c) take all the additional courses listed below, and in the following order:
ED451 needs to be taken after ED447 and prior to any internship.
ED452A and EDF446 need to be taken in the fall semester while conducting your field experiences.
ED452B and EDF447 need to be taken in the spring semester while conducting your student teaching.
ED452C needs to be taken in Summer A immediately following your student teaching.
•All remaining courses can be taken at any time in your program.
d) pass the NYS Content Specialty Test (CST) in Teaching Students with Disabilities.
DK6 Courses in addition to the TK4 base program courses:

 


DK6 Content prerequisites - (at least 6 credits each in ELA, math, science, and social studies) (Fill out table or attach Transcript Review Form)     
 
Additional Advanced Certificate in Urban Teaching and Leadership[UT1]: (6 additional credits)
NOTE: This enhancement does not lead to any additional NYS certifications.
EDE446, ED440, and ED441 need to be taken in this sequence in the same year as a cohort. Access to an urban school setting will be needed for some assignments in this course sequence.

If this Advanced Certificate is taken concurrently with another Warner program, you need to ensure that at least 3 credits worth of coursework and/or practicum/internships are unique to this certificate (that is, are not counted for both programs).
UT1 Courses in addition to the TK4 base program courses:

 

 
Optional additional certifications in other sciences:
Once you have completed all requirements for your first science certificate, you can also apply and be recommended for additional NYS certification to teach another science in grades 7-12 if:
  1. You have taken a minimum of 18 credits of coursework in that science, (or, in the case of general science, have taken a total of 18 credits of coursework in at least two additional sciences besides the unique area of specialization).
  2. You have taken and passed the New York State Content Specialty (CST) exam in that science (a total score of 220 or above is considered a passing grade), and
  3. You do an additional 50-100 hours of field experiences specific to the science certification you want to add (not required for general science).
If you meet these requirements for any other science (or general science) and you complete the two courses required for extension in grades 5-6, you can also automatically receive certification to teach the other science(s) in grades 5-6
Please mark any of the following sciences you are interested in obtaining additional certification in, and for each one you selected compile the attached table by (a) indicating all the courses you have already taken in that science and (b) (if those do not reach the minimum requirement of 18 credit hours) the courses you intend to take and complete before applying for the additional certification:


 
Academic Policies
The academic policies below are important policies that relate to your program of study. For more information on academic policies, please review the Registrar's Web page and the University of Rochester Graduate Studies Bulletin.

Incomplete Grades:
Students may receive a grade of "Incomplete" (I) only by arrangement with the instructor and with the completion of the Incomplete Grade Agreement . Failure to make such arrangements will lead to a grade being assigned on the basis of your completed work. Once assigned, such a grade cannot be changed. Work for courses with grades of "Incomplete" must be completed no later than one year after the course concludes, although instructors may require that work be submitted sooner. If the work is not completed within the designated period of time, the instructor will grade the course on the basis of your completed work, and this grade will be permanent. Extensions will be granted only for documented cases of illness or disability.

Substandard Grades:
The grading policy of the Warner School stipulates that grades of "C" or below are substandard evaluations for matriculated degree students. Master’s degree students who receive a "C" grade will receive a warning; a second grade of "C" will result in the master’s student being involuntarily withdrawn from the degree program. Doctoral degree students who receive one grade of "C" or below will become the subject of a general program faculty discussion, which may result in a recommendation that the student be involuntarily withdrawn from the degree program; a second "C" grade will result in the doctoral student being withdrawn from the degree program. For either master’s or doctoral students, one "E" grade will result in the student being involuntarily withdrawn from the program.

Continuous Enrollment Policy:
The University of Rochester and its graduate schools enforce a Continuous Enrollment Policy that requires that all students enrolled in a degree-bearing program register each fall and spring until they receive their degrees (this policy does not mandate that you register during the summer term). Further, you must complete a minimum of nine (9) credit hours in each fiscal year (summer/fall/spring-in that order). If you matriculated in the fall term, you are required to complete six (6) credit hours in your first year. If you matriculated in the spring term, you are required to complete three (3) credit hours in your first year. If you have less than nine (9) credit hours remaining to complete your program, you may register for ED 899: Master's Thesis (you can use this only twice as a stand-alone registration), ED 999: Doctoral Dissertation (you can use this only four times), ED 895: Continuation of Master's Enrollment, or ED 995: Continuation of Doctoral Enrollment each fall and spring until you complete your degree. Audits do not count toward continuous enrollment. Candidates who do not register for two consecutive semesters, either fall/spring or spring/fall, will be withdrawn from their degree program, effective their last registration date. Warner will make an effort to notify candidates that they have been withdrawn, though notification is not guaranteed.


Program Code: TK4 Printed: 07/23/19