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Elementary/Childhood Teacher Preparation

Information, Forms, Resources (for current students)

Information for All Master's Students

NYS Certification:
Requirements
NYS Certification Materials and Schedule


Frameworks and Standards:
Teaching & Curriculum Framework
Warner School Target Proficiencies for Teachers Candidates
ACEI Standards for Teachers Candidates


Handbooks:
Student Teaching Handbook
 

Key Assessments/Milestones:
Note to Evaluators
Additional Inclusion Assessments for Students Seeking Dual Certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities

 

Assessment When Required for First Certification Required for Additional Certification Required for Professional Cert. Only
Admissions Content Preparation Review Admission
X
X
X
Field Experiences Evaluation Form EDF404 or EDF405
X
X
 
Lesson Plan Guidelines and Rubric
Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies
EDU427 and  EDF430 and EDU429 and EDU428
X
X
X
Innovative Unit Guidelines and Rubric EDU427
X
X
X
Student Teaching First Evaluation Form EDF406 or EDF407
X
 
 
Student Teaching Second Evaluation Form EDF408 or EDF409
X
 
 

Comprehensive Portfolio Guidelines, Deadlines, Worksheet and Rubric

Before Graduation
X
 
 
Master's Essay Before Graduation
 
Only if Seeking MS Degree
X

 

First Certification: Students seeking their very first teaching certification and pursuing Initial and Professional certification simultaneously

Additional Certification: Students who are seeking Initial and Professional certification in THIS area, but already have another teaching certification in a different area

Professional Certification Only: Students who have obtained initial teaching certification in the SAME area through an undergraduate degree and are seeking professional certification in that area (possibly with extension to other grades and/or inclusive classrooms)

Admissions Content Preparation Review: self-assessment of content preparation, to be reviewed and finalized at the admission interview with the faculty interviewer; to be filled in by the applicant prior to their admissions interview


Field Experiences Evaluation: evaluation form to be completed at the end of each field experience by the cooperating teacher, the university supervisor and the faculty supervisor

Student Teaching Evaluation: evaluation form to be completed at the end of each student teaching placement by the cooperating teacher, the university supervisor and the faculty supervisor

Lesson Plan: assignment to be completed in the first “methods” course; rubrics to be filled in by the candidate and the course instructor

Innovative Unit: assignment to be completed during the second “methods” course (literacy methods for elementary and early childhood candidates); rubrics to be filled in by the candidate and the course instructor

Comprehensive Portfolio: Master’s degree program culminating assessment for all candidates seeking their first initial teaching certification; rubrics to be filled by the advisor and another faculty member (assigned by T&C Chair)

Master’s Essay: Master’s degree program culminating assessment for all candidates other than those seeking their first initial teaching certification; rubrics to be filled by the advisor and another faculty member (assigned by T&C Chair)