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M.S. in Professional Study: Middle Childhood & Adolescence Education (Distance Option) (PX1)

(as of 08/16/2017)


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

Program Options/Extensions:
In addition to taking the core program outlined below, students may want to consider supplementing their program to achieve other goals and pursue additional certification. Each option enhancement has specific prerequisites and/or course requirements in addition to the requirements for the PX1 base program.

Additional Options & Certifications
  • Additional Advanced Certificate in Urban Teaching and Leadership [UT1] (0+ Additional Credits)
  • Additional Advanced Certificate in Digitally-Rich Teaching in K-12 Schools [OT3] (3+ Additional Credits)
  • Additional NYS certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) grades K-12 [NT1] (4+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (grades K-12) (initial + professional)


Primary program course requirements

The primary program includes a total of 30 credits. The detailed PX1 Program of Study Form shows the additional requirements for the program option(s)/extension(s). When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed PX1 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.

Masters' Core   
ED406 Master's Research Methods
EDU442 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education
or ED404 Teaching, Curriculum, and Change

Content-Pedagogy Courses   

Chose from this list of courses meeting the requirement of "linking content and pedagogy," for a total of at least 12 credits:
EDE477 Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas
EDE476 Teaching English Learners in Content Classrooms
ED451 Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
EDE492 Integrating Technology in Teaching Content Areas
EDE492 Integrating Technology in Teaching Content Areas
EDU481 Integrating English and Technology
EDU483 Integrating Mathematics and Technology
EDU486 Integrating Science and Technology
EDU499 Integrating Social Studies and Technology
EDE495 Integrating Literacy in Teaching Content Areas
EDU482 Integrating Mathematics and Literacy
EDU487 Integrating Science and Literacy
EDU433 Integrating Social Studies and Literacy
EDU498 Literacy Learning as Social Practice
ED409 Language and Literacy in Education
EDU431 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning English
EDU432 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Social Studies
EDU436 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Mathematics
EDU434 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Science
EDU435 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages)
EDU427A Theory and Practice in Teaching & Learning Literacy (for non-Elementary Teaching Candidates)
EDU428 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Social Studies in Elementary School
EDU430 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Elementary School
EDU429 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Science in Elementary School
EDU443 Implementing Innovation in English Education
EDU444 Implementing Innovation in Mathematics Education
EDU448 Implementing Innovation in Science Education
EDU462 Implementing Innovation in Social Studies Education
EDU463 Implementing Innovation in Foreign Languages and ESOL Education
ED480 Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism

Electives   

Choose electives for a total of 12 credits.
 

Notes:

1. Among their content-pedagogy courses, students in specific areas of specialization need to select at least one of the following courses:
• English:
EDU431: Theory and Practice in the Teaching and Learning of English
EDU443: Implementing Innovation in English Education
EDU481: Integrating English and Technology
ED409: Language and Literacy in Education
• Math:
EDU436: Theory and Practice in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
EDU444: Implementing Innovation in Mathematics Education
EDU483: Integrating Mathematics and Technology
EDU482: Integrating Mathematics and Literacy
ED489: Implementing Curriculum Reform in Mathematics
• Science:
EDU434: Theory and Practice in the Teaching and Learning of Science
EDU448: Implementing Innovation in Science Education
EDU486: Integrating Science and Technology
EDU487: Integrating Science and Literacy
• Social Studies:
EDU432: Theory and Practice in the Teaching and Learning of Social Studies
EDU462: Implementing Innovation in Social Studies Education
EDU499: Integrating Social Studies and Technology
EDU433: Integrating Social Studies and Literacy
• Foreign Languages:
EDU435: Theory and Practice in the Teaching and Learning of ESOL and Foreign Languages
EDU463: Implementing Innovation in ESOL and Foreign Languages Education
ED409: Language and Literacy in Education
EDU580: Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism

2. Students interested in minimizing travel should consider the following choices for their content-pedagogy courses:
• Combination of EDE477: Teaching English Learners in Content Classes + ED451: Teaching & Learning in Inclusive Classrooms (offered hybrid-online and meeting back-to-back on Mondays in Summer B)
• Combination of EDU481/EDU483/EDU486/EDU499/EDE492 + EDU482/EDU487/EDU433/EDE4xx (literacy in content areas (offered hybrid-online and meeting back-to-back on Tuesdays in Summer B)

3. Students interested in minimizing travel should consider the following fully online offerings to their “core” and “elective” requirements, although more options may become available, so check the course schedule published on the web for the most updated online offerings, and discuss options with your advisor:
ED406: Master’s Research Methods (offered online and F2F each semester)
ED404: Teaching, Curriculum & Change (offered online in Fall starting in 2018)
EDU446: Entrepreneurial Skills for Educators (only offered online)
EDE420: Motivation in Education and Human Development (only offered online)
EDE410: Learning in the Digital Age (only offered online)
EDU480: Second Language Acquisition (offered online in Spring)
ED409: Language and Literacy in Education (offered online in Fall starting in 2018)
EDE453: Post-Secondary Transition for Youth with Significant Disabilities (offered online in Fall starting in 2018)
ED415: Adolescent Development and Youth Culture (offered online in Summer A)

4. Students interested in eventually pursuing NYS school leadership certifications may want to choose some of the following courses as part of their electives:
EDU407: Curriculum and Instructional Leadership (also offered hybrid-online in Olean in Fall)
EDU469: Leadership and Organizational Dynamics (also offered hybrid-online in Olean in Spring)
ED462: Managing School Resources (also offered hybrid-online in Olean in May-June)
EDU421: Human Resources Management (also offered hybrid-online in Rochester Summer B, back-to-back with Data-driven School Improvement on Wednesdays)
EDU468: Data-Driven School Improvement (also offered hybrid-online in Rochester Summer B, back-to-back with Human Resources on Wednesdays)
ED465: School Governance and the Rights of Students and Teachers (starting in 2018, also offered hybrid-online in Rochester Summer B, back-to-back with Superintendency on Mondays)
ED502: Leading the School District: The Superintendency in the 21st Century (starting in 2018, also offered hybrid-online in Rochester Summer B, back-to-back with School Governance on Mondays)

5. Students interested in also pursuing one or more Advanced Certificates -- see Optional Enhancements section -- can reduce the number of additional credits needed to meet these programs' requirements by choosing electives appropriately. Note, however, that internships and field experiences (identified by a course number that starts with EDF) cannot be counted towards the minimum requirement of a total of 30 credits of coursework for any master's Program. Be sure to discuss options with your advisor early in your program.

6. Students also pursuing an Advanced Certificate in Digitally-Rich Teaching (OT3) may minimize the number of additional credits by choosing one of the methods courses and one of the technology courses as two of their content-pedagogy courses (so as to also fulfill the first and second specialization requirement for OT3)


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.