LOWER DIVISION UPPER DIVISION
EDU 203 EDU 301
EDU 237/EDU 237L EDU 311
CMP 101 EDU 302
SED 270 EDU 402
EDU 313 STUDENT TEACHING
You will apply for upper division in your second semester, sophomore year while you are concurrently enrolled in IND 285.
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 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 Children 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 the education department faculty during spring semester of your sophomore year. You must submit three 2-D and three 3-D works of art completed in your studios to your advisor. The online portfolio 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.
- Educating All Students Test (EAS)
- Content Specialty Test (CST) - Visual Arts
- edTPA - Visual Arts
You will take the Educating All Students Test (EAS) while you are enrolled in EDU 311, the Content Specialty Test (CST) - Visual Arts while you are enrolled in EDU 302 and you will complete the edTPA - Visual Arts while you are involved during student teaching.
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 and/or the Coordinator of Adolescent Education Programs about this when the time comes.
You will work with your advisor who will choose the appropriate placements.
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 Visual Arts (K-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:
- Area of Interest: Classroom Teacher
- Subject Area: Visual Arts
- Grade Level: Kindergarten – Grades 12-All Grades
- Title: Visual Arts
- Type of Certificate: Initial Certificate
- Institution Code: Daemen College
- Award Title: Bachelors of Science
- Program Code: 24062
Both workshops can be accomplished there.
Currently, we do not.