Alternative Certification (Trans B)

Master of Science in Childhood Special Education and General Education (Grades 1-6) – Alternative Certification (Transitional B Certificate)

 

 Requirements

  • SED503 Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED504 The Reading Process for Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED505 Classroom and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED515 Introduction to Theories of Learning, Child Development and Cognitive Studies (3)
  • SED516 Introduction to Special Education, Educational Policies, Community Education, and Working with Families (3)
  • SED517 Instructional Methods and Strategies for Effective Classroom Management of Learners with Special Needs (3)
  • SED519 Literacy Instruction and Students with Learning Disabilities (3)
  • SED522 Curriculum Adaptation/Modifications in the Content Areas of Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Technology (3)
  • SED523 Survey of Learning Disabilities and Instructional Methods (3)
  • SED570 Special Education Student Teaching and Seminar at the Primary Level for Children with Disabilities (3)
  • SED600 Research Methods in Special Education (3)
  • SED610 Seminar in Special Education/Action Research (3)
  • Research Project: SED699 Research Project in Special Education OR successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam (SED696) (0-3): The Comprehensive Examination yields no credit. Successful completion of the exam will be referenced on the academic record as SED696 Comprehensive Exam, grade of Pass, 0 credit.
  • TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 36-39 CREDITS

 

ADDITONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

Consult Daemen's Office of Education - Alternative Certification (Brooklyn) Programs for further information.

NOTE: Students completing the following additional two courses will also be eligible for the Early Childhood Special Education certificate: ECSE521 Language Communication Development for Young Children with Special Needs (3); ECSE522 Infant Development & Intervention with Assistive Technology (3).

Master of Science in Early Childhood Special Education and General Education (Birth – 2) – Alternative Certification (Transitional B Certificate)

Requirements

  • ECSE521 Language Communication Development for Young Children with Special Needs (3)
  • ECSE522 Infant Development and Intervention with Assistive Technology (3)
  • ECSE524 Transdisciplinary Intervention and Family Involvement (3)
  • ECSE570 Student Teaching and Seminar in Early Childhood Special Education (B-2) (3)
  • ECSE610 Seminar in Early Childhood/Action Research (3)
  • SED504 The Reading Process for Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED505 Classroom and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED516 Introduction to Special Education, Educational Policies, Community Education, and Working with Families (3)
  • SED517 Instructional Methods and Strategies for Effective Classroom Management of Learners with Special Needs (3)
  • SED519 Literacy Instruction and Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED535 Reading Diagnosis and Instruction (3)
  • SED553 Assessment, Evaluation and Intervention Strategies for Young Children with Special Needs (3)
  • SED600 Research Methods in Special Education (3)
  • Research Project: SED699 Research Project in Special Education OR successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam (SED696) (0-3): The Comprehensive Examination yields no credit. Successful completion of the exam will be referenced on the academic record as SED696 Comprehensive Exam, grade of Pass, 0 credit.
  • TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 39-42 CREDITS

 

ADDITONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

Consult Daemen's Office of Education - Alternative Certification (Brooklyn) Programs for further information.

NOTE: Students completing the following additional two courses will also be eligible for the Childhood Special Education certificate: SED522 Curriculum Adaptation/Modifications in the Content Areas of Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Technology (3); SED523 Survey of Learning Disabilities and Instructional Methods (3).

Plan Of Study

In most cases, students follow a pre-designed sequence of courses which results in completion of degree requirements in 3-4 terms. Those matriculated students who do not follow the traditional sequence of studies are required, early in their enrollment in Daemen courses, to meet with a program representative to design a Plan of Study. The Plan will outline the timeframe for completion of program requirements.

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 or to a program representative.

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 any of the following: Daemen's Registrar's Office; Daemen's Office of Education - Alternative Certification (Brooklyn) Programs; Total Testing Incorporated (TTI), whose personnel will forward the documents to Daemen's Office of Education - Alternative Certification (Brooklyn) Programs.  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 Graduation

  1. Completion of all course work as defined on the student's Plan of Study
  2. A minimum grade of B earned in all courses, thereby resulting in a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.
  3. All degree students are required to file a Brooklyn program Application for Degree form with the Registrar's Office at the onset of the final term of study. The form is accessible from Daemen's Office of Education - Alternative Certification (Brooklyn) Programs.

Time Limitation

A student admitted to the program is expected to maintain continuity in the academic program and enroll in each cycle in each term until all requirements are completed (generally 3-4 terms). Typically, all requirements for the program must be completed within a period of 18 months from the student's initial enrollment for graduate study. Extension of the time limit may be granted when circumstances warrant.

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