Lower Division Classes
|Inclusive Ed./Childhood||Childhood Ed.||Early Child/Special Ed.|
|EDU 203||EDU 203||EDU 103|
|EDU 217||EDU 217||EDU 203|
|EDU 218||EDU 218||SED 270|
|EDU 237/EDU237L||EDU 237/EDU237L||ECSE 221|
|EDU 313||EDU 313||ECSE 279|
|SED 270||SED 270||EDU 217|
|SED 333||SED 333||EDU 237/EDU237L|
|SED 340||ECSE 222|
|SED 364||ECSE 280|
Upper Division Classes
|Inclusive Ed./Childhood||Childhood Ed.||Early Child/Special Ed.|
|EDU 267||EDU 237/EDU237L||ECSE 324|
|EDU 316||EDU 267||ECSE 325|
|EDU 319||EDU 316||EDU 320|
|EDU 320||EDU 319||EDU 326|
|EDU 327||EDU 320||EDU 471 / EDU 472|
|EDU 475||EDU 321||SED 371|
|SED 363||SED 371||SOC 303|
|SED 371||EDU 473|
|SED 401||EDU 474|
If you are an Childhood Education (1-6) major, you will apply for upper division in your second semester, sophomore year, if the following have been taken and met:
In order to be admitted to upper division (and allowed to take upper division education courses), the following must be accomplished:
- An overall quality point average of 2.75 or better for all completed college courses.
- A quality point average of 2.75 or better in all education courses (SED & EDU prefixes).
- A grade of “C” or better in EDU 203 Learning Theory.
- A grade of “B” or better in EDU 237 Instructional Design.
- A grade of "C" or better in SED 270 Introduction to the Nature & Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities.
Graded papers from each class must also be submitted:
- The research paper from EDU 203 with instructor’s comments and grade earned.
- The research paper from SED 270 with instructor’s comments and grade earned.
- The instructional unit for EDU 237 with instructor’s comments and grade earned.
- You must compile and submit on-line an upper division teaching portfolio for review by education department during spring semester of your sophomore year.
This will also include:
- An emergent professional resume, must include original resume with feedback from Career Services and revisions.
- An emergent professional resume.
- An emergent comprehensive development plan.
- An emergent dispositional self-assessment.
- A dispositional interview.
- Educating All Students Test (EAS)
- Content Specialty Test - Multi-Subject or Multi-Subject: Teachers of Childhood (Grade 1 - Grade 6)
- Educating All Students Test (EAS): Sophomore/Junior Year
- Content Specialty Test (CST) – Multi-Subject: Teachers of Childhood (Grades 1-6): Senior Year
- edTPA - Elementary Education : Senior Year (During Student Teaching)
For preparation information please visit the Prepare for the NYSTCE website.
Also, from time to time, we hear of special preparation classes. If you know of any, let one of the faculty members know and we will send an email to all education students via the list-serve.
Technically, student teaching is your “capstone” exercise for completing your degree and will propel you to begin your professional teaching career, graduate school or both; thus, student teaching is completed in your senior year. Some students teach in the fall semester, some in the spring. Speak to your advisor about this when the time comes. Please also refer to the Daemen College catalog and/or your curriculum design.
When you apply to student teach, on the application there is a section asking for the name and contact information for someone you are requesting to student teach with. We try to honor this, but sometimes this may not work out. But we do our best!
Pathway: Approved Teacher Preparation Program 05/01/2014
This pathway refers to programs specifically designed and registered with the New York State Education Department to qualify students for New York State teacher, pupil personnel, or administrative certification. Specified non-coursework requirements, such as the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and fingerprint clearance, must also be satisfied.
You need to finish your bachelor’s degree. You also need to complete the following NYS workshops: Project SAVE, child abuse training, Dignity for All Students (DASA). Contact the Certification Officer--Amherst Education Programs to address any questions in regard to being recommended.
If you are not adding an additional certificate, you would enroll in a program seeking a master’s degree in education with a professional certificate. For example, if you graduated with a degree in childhood education and you want to get a master’s in childhood education, then you would enroll in a professional certificate master’s program. HOWEVER, if you are adding a certificate, you would need to enroll in an initial/professional certificate program. For example, say you graduated with a childhood education degree, and you also want to secure your teaching certificate in special education, you are, in effect, adding a certificate and, as such, you will have to enroll in an initial/professional certification program. Address clarifications of the type of master’s that you would need to the college/university you are interested in attending.
The major differences are the number of credits between initial/professional (min. 39 credits) and professional (30 credits). Also, student enrolled in initial/professional will have to student teach again.
As of February, 2005, you have five years to complete the master's degree from the time you secure your certification from New York State.
It is possible. Currently, the requirement for earning a master's degree is five years after a person gets certified in New York. Although there is a process for an extension, you will have to meet one of several conditions. Please refer to the NYS Office of Teaching Initiatives website for additional information regarding extensions.
Keep in mind at Daemen, we are concerned with you finishing your degree and getting your certification based on your major. Any extension(s) would be between NYSED and you.
NYSED recommends the following:
- Go to the Office of Teaching web site: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/.
- Once there, click on Topics A-Z.
- Then, scroll down to Certificate Requirements.
- Then select your area of interest, etc. and click the search button. You need to look for the pathway called Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate
- Must Hold a Valid Certificate.
Under that, you will see all the requirements for an additional certificate. Then click on each requirement for more information and explanation of coursework.
You apply for the additional certificate through TEACH, but you would not use a program code.
You have to send official transcripts either to your local BOCES (the one closest to where you live) or to NYSED after you apply for your additional certificate(s), depending on who you designate as the evaluator when you apply in TEACH.