Dec 16, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Elementary Education and Reading Department


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Admission to Elementary Education Programs

  1. Declaration of Major
    Upon acceptance to the College students should declare a specific education program as their major and an area of concentration. At that time they will be assigned an advisor.
  2. Application for Candidate Status
    Students apply for candidacy one semester prior to taking the methods sequence. To be eligible for methods, the student must meet the following:
  • Must have completed all required coursework with no grades below “C” in 100-level courses prior to methods and student teaching.
  • Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA in their professional education core courses, a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and 2.8 minimum average in their concentration courses.
  • No grades below “C” (2.0) in 100-level coursework.
  • Have completed 92 semester hours by the end of the semester of application.
  • Removal of all incomplete and pending grades in required courses.
  1. Application for Student Teaching
    Education students will follow application procedures determined by the Office of Education Advisement and Field Experience. Students in the semester preceding student teaching must attend the publicized Application Meeting. Subsequently, a student teaching assignment will be given provided eligibility requirements have been met.
  • Students must be a candidate in the teacher education programs.
  • Students must successfully complete all student teaching prerequisites designated by their program.
  • Candidates must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, a minimum 2.8 GPA in their concentration courses, and a minimum 3.0 GPA in their professional education core courses and a minimum 2.8 GPA in the methods sequence.
  • Candidates must achieve a “C” or better in each methods course to progress to their next semester (next methods or student teaching). If a student needs to repeat a methods course, a minimum 3.0 GPA across all methods courses must be demonstrated.
  • Application completed.
  • Approval by the Office of Education Advisement and Field Experience and the department chair. 
  1. Student Teaching Placements
    Student teaching placements are made by the Office of Education Advisement and Field Experience in collaboration with the department chair and faculty.

Note: All education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the New York State Regents and the New York State Education Department. Although this catalog was accurate when submitted for publication, students should check with their advisor or the Office of Education Advisement & Field Experience concerning course or programmatic changes before matriculating into or registering for courses in these programs.

Programs

    Bachelor of Science

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