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M.S. in Prof. Study: Generalist (Secondary Inclusion w/ spec. in Urban Teaching & Leadership) (PD8)

(as of 08/21/2013)(This program is no longer used for new students or graduates.)

The core program leads a NYS Certification in Professional teaching certification in the original area of certification.

Course requirements

This program includes a total of 30 credits. When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed PD8 Program of Study Form.

Entry Level Courses   

Up to 10 credits in graduate-level coursework in education or related fields to be transferred in or completed at the Warner School prior to matriculating into the Master’s degree program if approved by the faculty advisor. Credits can fulfill the electives requirement or required specialization courses with advisor approval.

Masters' Core   
ED406 Master's Research Methods

Urban Teaching & Leadership   
EDU442 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education
EDE446 Introduction to Urban Education
ED440 Urban Teaching & Leadership Seminar 1A
ED441 Urban Teaching and Leadership Seminar 1B
ED468 Leadership in Urban Schools

Content-Pedagogy Courses   
EDU440 Children's Literature and Literacy Learning
or ED409 Language and Literacy in Education
EDU430 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Elementary School
or ED489 Implementing Curriculum Reform in Mathematics
EDU428 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Social Studies in Elementary School
EDU429 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Science in Elementary School


Choose electives for a total of 6 credits (it could include independent studies or Master's Thesis credits):


1. Students are expected to complete the program part-time in three years, while teaching in an urban setting.

2. Students are expected to take the Urban Teaching & Leadership core courses in the following sequence:
- EDU442 - Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education should be taken as soon as possible in the program.
- EDE446 - Introduction to Urban Education should be taken before you take the Urban Teaching & Leadership (UTL) seminars (ED440 & ED441).
- The UTL seminars (ED440 & ED441) should be taken before you take ED468 - Leadership in Urban Schools.

3. Students who already have extensive urban teaching experience may opt to substitute the 1-credit "Introduction to Urban Education" course with another 1-credit hour mini-course or independent study, in consultation with their advisor.

4. Graduate students taking 200-level courses receive 3 graduate credits (instead of 4 undergraduate credits). Most of the courses offered in the College are offered during the school day during the Fall and Spring semesters; therefore, students should consider their availability during the school day if they choose to take content-pedagogy or elective courses outside of the Warner School.

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.

  • Master's Essay or Thesis
  • NYS-approved Workshop on Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse
  • NYS-approved Workshop on School Violence Prevention and Intervention
  • Finger-print Supported Background Check (to be completed and submitted directly to NYS at the beginning of the program)
  • Dignity for All Students (DASA) Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, & Discrimination Prevention and Intervention
  • NYS Exam - Educating all Students (EAS)
  • NYS Exam - Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)
  • NYS Exam - Content Specialty Test (CST) for each area of specialization sought
  • Initiate NY State Teacher certification process with the Warner School Certification Officer
  • 3 Years of Teaching, Pupil Services, and/or Administrative Experience