Childhood and Adolescent Education Certification

Due to new State and Federal education requirements, Daemen College has decided not to recruit and/or enroll new students for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters into the Weekend Masters Program. More information regarding the status of these program options will be posted during the Fall 2014 semester.

Master of Science in Adolescence Education: Initial/Professional Certification (7-12)

Requirements

  • AE500 Dimensions of Learning and Teaching – content specific (6)
  • AE503 Assessment and Evaluation in Adolescence Education (3)
  • AE511 Adolescent Psychology (3)
  • AE513 Foundations of Education (3)
  • AE515 Specific Methods of Teaching Secondary Subjects – content specific (6)
  • AE524 Management Strategies for the Inclusive Secondary Classroom (3)
  • AE525 Literacy Theory at the Secondary Level (3)
  • AE536 Literacy in the Content Areas (3)
  • AE579 Student Teaching and Seminar at the Intermediate Secondary level (7-9) (3)
  • AE580 Student Teaching and Seminar at the Senior Secondary Level (10-12) (3)
  • AE600 Research Methods in Education (3)
  • AE610 Seminar in Education/Action Research (3)
  • Research Project: AE699 Research Project in Education OR successful completion of the Comprehensive Examination (AE696) (0-3): The option selected will be at the Advisor’s recommendation. The Comprehensive Examination yields no credit. Successful completion of the exam will be referenced on the academic record as AE696 Comprehensive Exam, grade of Pass, 0 credit.

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 42 – 45 CREDITS

 

Master of Science in Childhood Education (1-6) Initial/Professional Certification

Requirements

  • CE500 Dimensions of Learning and Teaching at the Primary Level (6)
  • CE502 Language Arts Methods (3)
  • CE503 Assessment and Evaluation in Childhood Education (3)
  • CE505 Elementary Classroom Management (3)
  • CE507 Methods and Content Instruction at the Junior Level (6)
  • CE512 Collaborative Approaches with Inclusive Programs/Special Education (3)
  • CE575 Student Teaching and Seminar in Childhood Education Primary & Junior Grades (6)
  • CE600 Research Methods in Education (3)
  • CE610 Seminar in Education/Action Research (3)

Specialty Track

Students select from Literacy or Mathematics (selection to be made at the time of admission to the program) and must complete all of the requirements of the specialty track (9 credits):

Literacy Track

  • CE504 The Reading Process for Students with Disabilities (3)
  • CE530 Children’s Literature (3)
  • CE534 Reading in the Content Areas (3)

Mathematics Track

  • CE515 Diagnosis and Remediation of Students with Difficulties in Mathematics (3)
  • CE520 Mathematics for the Teacher (3)
  • CE531 Practicum in Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology (3)

Research Project

CE699 Research Project in Education OR successful completion of the Comprehensive Examination (CE696) (0-3): The option selected will be at the Advisor’s recommendation. The Comprehensive Examination yields no credit. Successful completion of the exam will be referenced on the academic record as CE696 Comprehensive Exam, grade of Pass, 0 credit.

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 45 – 48 CREDITS

 

Course Repeats

It may be necessary for a student to repeat a course to achieve a satisfactory grade. Students must earn a minimum grade of B when repeating a course. Issues and questions regarding minimum grade requirements should be directed to the Program Director.

Transfer Credit

Any student seeking permission to transfer courses or seeking permission for course substitutions must contact the Program Director. Any academic credit for which the student seeks permission to be transferred from other institutions/agencies to fulfill a required course requires submission of an official transcript directly from the institution at which they were completed, or the agency which sponsors the course/examination. Official transcripts may be sent directly from the source institution to Daemen’s Registrar’s Office or Daemen’s Office of Education - Weekend Master's Program. Official transcripts must be received by the date announced by Daemen’s Registrar for each prospective degree conferral period. The Program Director will review the viability of individual course-related requests and, if the request is approved, will provide written approval for documentation purposes.

Requirements for Student Teaching

Students must maintain a B (3.00) GPA in order to be recommended for student teaching.

Requirements for Graduation

  1. Completion of all course work as defined on the program curriculum
  2. A minimum grade of B earned in the Methods courses:
    • Adolescence Education: AE500 Dimensions of Learning and Teaching (6); AE515 Specific Methods of Teaching Secondary Subjects (6)
    • Childhood Education: CE500 Dimensions of Learning and Teaching at the Primary Level (6) ; CE507 Methods and Content Instruction at the Junior Level (6)
  3. A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 each semester
  4. A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00
  5. All degree students are required to file an Application for Degree form with the Registrar’s Office at the onset of the final term of study. The Application for Degree form is accessible from the Registrar’s web page.

Additional Requirements for Certification

Consult Daemen’s Office of Education - Weekend Master's Programs for further information.

Time Limitation

A student admitted to the program is expected to maintain continuity in his/her academic program and enroll each semester until all requirements are completed. Normally, 3 semesters of enrollment are required for program completion. Although students are expected to follow the program plan of their cohort and satisfy all requirements within 3 terms of enrollment, all requirements for the program must be completed within a period of three (3) calendar years from the student’s initial enrollment for graduate study.

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