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 Early Childhood/SWD (B-2) major, or a Childhood/SWD (1-6) major, you would apply for upper division in your second semester, sophomore year.
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 & ECSC 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 form Career Services and revisions.
- An emergent comprehensive development plan.
- An emergent dispositional self-assessment.
- A dispositional interview.
For Childhood/SWD (1-6)
For Early Childhood/SWD (B-2)
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.
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 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!
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. 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.
Go the Bachelor's Certification Codes Page and you will see the link to your Bachelor's Certification Code which you will need to follow as you apply for your certification.
Please visit the NYSED Fingerprinting website for information.
Please visit the following website: http://www.childabuseworkshop.com. Both workshops can be accomplished there.
Read a full description of our graduate education programs.
The Thomas Reynolds Center for Special Education and After-School Programs was established to provide services to school-age children and their families in order to assist students from partner school districts in bridging the academic gap these students are currently exhibiting.
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.
In addition to the master’s degree, you must have three years of teaching experience. However, NYS has made this a bit complicated. Refer to the NYSED website.
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.
This is what NYSED is telling us: If you are applying for multiple teacher certificates and/or enrolled in a teacher preparation program leading to certification in multiple subject areas (e.g., Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities [Grades 1-6]), then you would apply for a (first) Initial certificate in the subject area of your edTPA and apply for other Initial certificate(s) in the other subject area(s) through the “Additional Certificate” pathway. The edTPA is not required for additional certificates; individuals only need to pass one edTPA in the subject area of their (first) Initial certificate.
|Name of Website||Website Address|
|New York State Teacher Certification Exams||http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/|
|Certification from Start to Finish||http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/certprocess.html|
|Search Certification Requirements||http://eservices.nysed.gov/teach/certhelp/CertRequirementHelp.do|
|Teacher Certification Lookup||http://eservices.nysed.gov/teach/certhelp/CpPersonSearchExternal.jsp|