Lower Division Classes
|Inclusive Ed./Childhood||Childhood Ed.||Early Child/Special Ed.|
|EDU 203||EDU 203||EDU 103|
|EDU 237/EDU237L||EDU 237/EDU237L||EDU 203|
|SED 270||SED 270||SED 270|
|EDU 217||EDU 217||ECSE 221|
|EDU 313||EDU 218||ECSE 279|
|SED 340||EDU 267||EDU 217|
|EDU 218||EDU 313||EDU 237/EDU237L|
|EDU 267||ECSE 222|
|SED 364||ECSE 280|
Upper Division Classes
|Inclusive Ed./Childhood||Childhood Ed.||Early Child/Special Ed.|
|EDU 316||EDU 321||EDU 326|
|SED 363||EDU 316||SOC 303|
|SED 371||EDU 319||ECSE 324|
|EDU 319||EDU 320||EDU 320|
|EDU 320||SED 371||SED 371|
|SED 401||EDU 237/EDU237L||ECSE 325|
|EDU 327||EDU 473||EDU 471 / EDU 472|
|EDU 475||EDU 474|
If you are an Early Childhood/SWD (B-2) major, you will apply for upper division in your second semester, sophomore year while you are concurrently enrolled in ECSE 222, ECSE 280 and EDU 303.
If you are a Childhood/SWD (1-6) major. you will apply for upper division in your second semester, sophomore year while you are concurrently enrolled in EDU 218 and EDU 267.
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 philosophy of education (from EDU 237).
- An emergent comprehensive development plan.
- An emergent disposition self-assessment.
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.
|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|