Admissions and Program Requirements - Professional Certificate Program

Admissions

  1. Completion of an undergraduate major in history, anthropology, political science, economics, sociology or equivalent;
  2. Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA overall and in the major;
  3. Evidence of  New York State Initial Certification in Social Studies or equivalent; including NYSTCE examinations;
  4. Three letters of recommendation - two from university faculty members;
  5. Attend an interview and complete an onsite essay.
  6. Submit a GRE score report.

Program Requirements

I. Education
All students must take the following courses (10 credits)

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

EDSE 1200E

Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

3

EDSE 2300E
(Spring Only)

Development of the Secondary School:  Philosophy, Urban Issues, and Curriculum Development in Secondary School Social Studies

4

SPED 5000K

 

SPED 5300K

 

SPED 3701K

Introduction to Inclusive Education (for candidates who do not have the equivalent of a state approved inclusive education class.)

For candidates who have already taken an equivalent of SPED 5000K;

Positive Approaches to Challenging Behavior or

OR

Reading and Writing Instruction for Students with Disabilities in Adolescent Education II

3

 

 

 

3

3

II. Education Electives
Choose two courses, under advisement, from within the School of Education. (6 credits)

III. Content Core (A)
Choose four courses, under advisement, from at least 3 different areas of history or social science. (12 credits)

IV.  Education Research Requirements  (3-4 credits)

EDUC 7000I
AND
EDUC 7100I
OR

 Introduction to Educational Research
AND
Independent Study and Research
OR

2

2

EDUC 7200I
(Spring Only)

 Master’s Project

3