LOWER DIVISION UPPER DIVISION
EDU 203 EDU 336
EDU 237/EDU 247L SED 363
SED 270 EDU 319
EDU 313 SED 371
EDU 314 SED 401
SED 340 STUDENT TEACHING
SED 364 EDU 327
Please email Dr. Bruce Shields for information.
- Educating All Students Test (EAS)
- Content Specialty Test (CST) – Students with Disabilities
- Content Specialty Test (CST) – Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7-Grade 12)
- edTPA – Special Education
This is one of the more elusive questions to answer. Please attend the departmental meetings and speak with your advisor and/or the Coordinator of Adolescent Education Programs to seek out a timeframe that is best for you
For preparation information please visit the following website: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_PreparationMaterials.html
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.
Please visit the following NYSED website: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/certexamsafetynets.html
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 and/or the Coordinator of Adolescent Education Programs about this when the time comes.
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!
Please visit the following NYSED TEACH website: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/
You will need to set up your own TEACH account.
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 in SwDG (7-12). 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.
The bachelor’s cert code is needed when you apply for your certification through your TEACH account. When you actually do apply, the TEACH system will ask you what you are applying for.
Here is what you will need when you do that:
- Institution Code: Daemen College
- Award Title: Bachelors of Science
- Program Code: 38292
- Area of Interest: Classroom Teacher
- Subject Area: Students with Disabilities
- Grade Level: Adolescent – Grades 7-12
- Title: Students with Disabilities - Grades 7-12- Generalist
- Type of Certificate: Initial Certificate
Please visit the following NYSED website: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tsei/ospra/faqfc.html
Please visit the following website: http://www.childabuseworkshop.com. Both workshops can be accomplished there.
Yes. Once you secure your initial certification in SwDG, you would complete the masters in special education that will enable you to earn your professional certification.
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.