Childhood Inclusive Education and Literacy (B-12) (Multi-Award) - B.S.Ed / M.S.Ed Degree:

Department of Education

Office: E268 Thompson Hall

(716) 673-3701

Guangyu Tan, Chairperson

Email: Guangyu.Tan@fredonia.edu

 

This multi-award program enables qualified students to complete two degrees (a Bachelor of Science in Education--BSEd and a Master of Science in Education--MSEd) in 5 years (instead of 6 if the degrees were taken separately). This 5-year program prepares teacher candidates for certification in four (4) New York State Education (NYSED) initial teaching certifications:

Childhood Education Grades 1-6  Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6 
Literacy Birth to Grade 6  Literacy Grades 5-12 

Students planning to enter this program, should be prepared to:

  • maintain full-time student status;
  • not enroll in the Hamburg Student Teaching Program;
  • enroll in the English Concentration; and
  • register in more than 16 undergraduate credit hours per semester.

Major Requirements

 

Core Courses:

EDU 105Introduction to Contemporary Inclusive Education

3

EDU 106Practicum in Inclusive Education I

1

EDU 225Child Development EC/CH

3

EDU 250Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

3

EDU 251Practicum in Inclusive Education II

1

EDU 276Literacy and Technology in Inclusive Educational Settings

3

EDU 295Introduction to Educational Assessment

3

EDU 305Cultural & Linguistic Diversity of Students and Families

3

EDU 313Practicum in Inclusive Education III

1

EDU 349Educational Psychology

3

EDU 355Assessment & Instruction of Students with Learning & Behavior Disorders in Inclusive Ed Settings

3

EDU 356Practicum in Inclusive Education IV

1

MATH 201Concepts of Foundational Mathematics: A Problem Solving Approach

3

MATH 202Concepts of Foundational Mathematics II

3

Total Credit Hours:34

Graduate Literacy Courses:

EDU 513Literacy in the Content Areas

3

EDU 552Introduction to Literacy Assessment

3

EDU 570Using Educational Research to Improve Instruction

3

EDU 574Multicultural Children's Literature & Technology

3

EDU 576Practicum in Literacy for All Students

1

EDU 579Foundations of Literacy

3

EDU 583Literacy Interventionist Practicum I

3

EDU 613Literacy Interventionist Practicum II

3

EDU 623Advanced Literacy Assessment

3

EDU 628Reading Specialist Practicum

1

EDU 651Issues and Research in Literacy

3

EDU 659Master's Thesis/Project in Literacy

3

Total Credit Hours:32

Methods Courses:

EDU 402Teaching Mathematics in Inclusive Educational Settings

3

EDU 403Teaching Science in Inclusive Educational Settings

3

EDU 404Teaching Social Studies in Inclusive Educational Settings

3

EDU 405Teaching Literacy in Inclusive Educational Settings

3

EDU 406Literacy and Assessment in Inclusive Educational Settings

3

Total Credit Hours:15

English Concentration:

three (3) 200-level ENGL electives

9

two (2) 300- 400-level ENGL electives

6

one (1) 300- 400-level ENED elective

3

ENED 357Literacy/Language/Learning Theory

3

EDU 513Literacy in the Content Areas

3

EDU 574Multicultural Children's Literature & Technology

3

EDU 579Foundations of Literacy

3

Total Credit Hours:30

Student Teaching Courses:

EDU 416Capstone Seminar - Advanced Study in Classroom Organization, Management, and Instruction

3

EDU 440Student Teaching Inclusive/Special Education: Grades 1-3

6

EDU 441Student Teaching Inclusive/Special Education: Grades 4-6

6

Total Credit Hours:15

New York State Certification Requirements

Required Courses:

EDU 303Safe Schools/Healthy Students-DASA: Safety Education/Fire and Arson/School Violence

1

EDU 304Safe Schools & Healthy Students

1

American History: One Fredonia Foundations American History course fulfills this category

Natural Science: One Fredonia Foundations Natural Science course fulfills this category except for CSIT or GIS. EDU 226 fulfills this category.

Mathematics: MATH 201 & MATH 202 satisfy this two course requirement.

Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement

Met by the following:

  • Fredonia Placement Exam determination of Fredonia Foundations courses 100 and 110 in same foreign language or course 110 (or higher) in a foreign language.
  • Proficiency may also be fulfilled by qualifying AP, IB, CLEP Exam scores or transferred courses of Elem I and Elem II of same language, as verified by Registrar's Office.

The General Education foreign language requirement differs from the certification requirement and must be satisfied for degree conferral.

Capstone Experience

Bachelor of Science in Education - Student Teaching:

EDU 416Capstone Seminar - Advanced Study in Classroom Organization, Management, and Instruction

3

EDU 440Student Teaching Inclusive/Special Education: Grades 1-3

6

EDU 441Student Teaching Inclusive/Special Education: Grades 4-6

6

Total Credit Hours:15

Master of Science in Education - Thesis/Project:

EDU 651Issues and Research in Literacy

3

EDU 659Master's Thesis/Project in Literacy

3

Total Credit Hours:6

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