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M.S. in Inclusion Adolescence Education: Biology (for current Adolescence biology teachers) (PB6)

(as of 02/01/2015)


This program leads to the following NYS Certifications:
Professional teaching certification in the original area of certification
Teaching Students w/ disabilities in Adolescence (grades 7-12) as generalist (initial + professional)
Teaching students w/disabilities (grades 7-12), subject extension in biology

Course requirements

This program includes a total of 35 credits. When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed PB6 Program of Study Form.


Masters' Core
ED406 Master's Research Methods
EDU442 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education

Specialization Courses
ED447 Disability and Schools
EDU434 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Science
EDU448 Implementing Innovation in Science Education
ED405 Assessment in Instructional Contexts
ED451 Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
ED452A Instructional Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms A
ED452B Instructional Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms B
ED452C Instructional Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms C
ED446 Collaborative Teaching Partnerships in Inclusive Classrooms

Electives

Choose electives for a total of 3 credits.

Internships
EDF417S Field Experiences in Inclusive Secondary School Settings (Science)
EDF419S Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings A (Science)


Other Requirements:

In addition to the coursework indicated above, in order to graduate and to receive the certification(s)/licensure (if any) you are seeking this program has additional requirements. Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification you seek, there may be some additional requirements that you will have to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (ex: completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences). When that is the case, we have listed these requirements but also indicated that they are not a graduation requirement.

  • Initial Teaching Certification in Adolescence (grades 7-12) as specialist in biology
  • Master's Essay or Thesis
  • Inclusion Portfolio
  • Dignity for All Students (DASA) Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, & Discrimination Prevention and Intervention
  • NYS Exam - Content Specialty Test (CST) for each area of specialization sought
  • Initiate NY State Teacher certification process with the Warner School Certification Officer
  • Inclusion Content Prerequisite (at least 6 credits each in ELA, math, science, and social studies) (attach a completed Admissions Transcript Review Form or fill in the table below)
  • 3 Years of Teaching Experience with the First One Conducted in a Mentored Situation (NOT a graduation requirement but needed before applying for professional certification)