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Program Requirements

  • You must complete all the course work listed in your Degree Requirements and achieve an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher.
  • You must participate in a minimum of 150 hours of Field Experience.
  • You must pass the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations . For complete information about the New York State Teacher Certification Exams, visit the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations Web site.
  • In order to be certified to teach in New York State, all students pursuing a teacher education degree must participate in two workshops, a School Violence Prevention and Intervention Workshop (Project S.A.V.E.) and a Child Abuse Identification Workshop. These workshops should be taken in your last two semesters of your degree program.
  • In order to student teach or receive your New York State teaching certificate or apply for employment in a school district, charter school or boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES), New York State requires you to satisfy a Fingerprint Investigation for a criminal history background check. LIU Post recommends that you participate in the fingerprinting prior to student teaching. Visit the "Fingerprinting" section of the New York State Education Department Web site for more information and directions on how to apply. If you are a certified teacher who has already been fingerprinted by the New York State Education Department database before July 1, 2001, you do not need to be reprinted.
  • You must participate in Student Teaching for one semester, full-time. This generally occurs in your last semester of study.

See Teaching Certification Requirements for details.

REQUIRED COURSES

48 Credit Master of Science in Childhood Education/Special Education (Dual Certification)

Curriculum and Instruction required courses:


Course

Credits

EDI 600

Psychological Foundations of Education

3

EDI 601

Social Foundations of American Education

3

EDI 677

Curriculum Development for the Classroom

3

EDI 612

Teaching Social Studies in Grades 1-6

3

EDI 613

Teaching Mathematics in Grades 1-6

3

EDI 614

Teaching Science in Grades 1-6

3

EDI 710

Supervised Student Teaching and Seminar for Childhood/Special Ed or Childhood/Literacy

3

Sub Total Credits: 21

Special Education core course requirements:


Course

Credits

EDS 600

Introduction to the Study of the Exceptional Child

3

EDS 610

Literacy Teaching and Learning: Birth-Grade 6

3

EDS 617

Literacy for Children with Disabilities: Birth-Grade 6

3

EDS 630

Curriculum-based Assessment and Instruction of Students with Mild Disabilities

3

EDS 631

Curriculum-based Assessment and Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities

3

EDS 632

Instruction and Classroom Management for Children with Emotional and Behavior Problems

3

EDS 633

633 Accommodating Learners with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings (Includes Technology and Inclusion)

3

EDS 624

624 Contemporary Issues and Research in Special Education/Culminating Experience

3

HE 205A

Health and Substance Abuse Seminar

0

EDS 713

713 Supervised Student Teaching and Seminar in Special Education

3

Sub Total Credits: 27

Total Credits: 48 - 51 credits

150 hours of Field Experience is required.

Culminating Experience (0-3 credits)

Comprehensive Exam or Final Project or EDI 705 – Thesis = 3 credits
For Curriculum and Instruction ONLY