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
You will apply for upper division in your second semester, sophomore year while you are concurrently enrolled in EDU 314.
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 3.0 or better for all completed college courses.
- A quality point average of 3.0 or better in all required education courses (SED, EDU & PSY prefixes).
- A grade of “B” or better in all education courses.
- A grade of “B” or better in EDU 203 Learning Theory.
- A grade of “B” or better in EDU 237 Instructional Design.
- A grade of "B" 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.
- An emergent comprehensive development plan.
- An emergent disposition self-assessment.
- 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.