Aug 07, 2020  
2020 Graduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER - FALL) 
    
2020 Graduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER - FALL)

Education


 

Eleven graduate level programs of study are available for students interested in pursuing master’s degrees in education.

  • The Master of Science degree program in Childhood Education * is designed for students who seek certification to teach children in grades 1-6.
  • The Master of Science degree program in Childhood and Special Education * is designed for candidates seeking initial certification in both childhood and special education, grades 1-6.
  • The Master of Science degree program in Adolescence Education * is designed for candidates seeking certification to teach biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, physics, or social studies to students in grades 7-12.
  • The Dual Degree Program with BA in History (see Undergraduate Catalog) and a Master of Science in Adolescence Education  is designed for candidates who are admitted at the undergraduate level into the 5-Year BA History-MS Adolescence Education program. Candidates earn a bachelor’s degree in History and obtain New York State initial/professional certification in adolescence education with their Master of Science degree. 
  • The Dual Degree Program with a BS in Communication and Media (see Undergraduate Catalog) and Childhood Education, Grades 1-6 (M.S.)   is designed for candidates who are admitted at the undergraduate level into the 5-Year BS Communications and Media-MS Childhood Education program.  Candidates earn a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media and obtain New York State initial/professional certification in childhood education with their Master of Science degree.
  • The Dual Degree Program with a BA in Communication and Media (see Undergraduate Catalog) and Childhood Education, Grades 1-6 (M.S.)   is designed for candidates who are admitted at the undergraduate level into the 5-Year BA Communications and Media-MS Childhood Education program.  Candidates earn a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media and obtain New York State initial/professional certification in childhood education with their Master of Science degree.
  • The Dual Degree Program with a BS in Communication and Media (see Undergraduate Catalog) and Childhood and Special Education, Grades 1-6 (M.S.)   is designed for candidates who are admitted at the undergraduate level into the 5-Year BS Communications and Media-MS Childhood and Special Education program.  Candidates earn a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media and obtain New York State initial/professional certification in childhood and special education with their Master of Science degree.
  • The Dual Degree Program with a BS in Wellness and Adventure Education (see Undergraduate Catalog) and a Master of Science in Physical Education and Health Education is designed for candidates who are admitted at the undergraduate level into the BS Wellness and Adventure Education-MS Physical Education and Health Education program.  Candidates earn a bachelor’s degree in Wellness and Adventure Education and obtain New York State initial/professional certification in physical education and health education with their Master of Science degree.
  • The Master of Science degree program in Adolescence and Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist  * is designed for candidates seeking initial certification in both adolescence and special education, grades 7-12.
  • The Master of Science degree program in Adolescence Education-Apprenticeship Teacher Certification Program is a specialized option for students in the high-need teaching areas of biology, chemistry, earth science, English, French, mathematics, physics, social studies, Spanish, or technology.  Candidates in this program must complete an intensive 200-hour course of study during the summer.  They then finish their degree program while engaged in mentored teaching as full-time employees of a local school district.
  • The Master of Science degree program in Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist * is designed for candidates seeking initial certification in special education, grades 7-12.
  • The Master of Science degree program in Special Education Teacher Certification  is designed for candidates who have initial, provisional, or professional certification in childhood grades 1-6 and who wish to add certification in special education.
  • The Master of Science in Education degree program in Leadership and Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms * provides certified teachers and related professionals the values, knowledge, and practices needed to work in inclusive elementary and secondary school classrooms and in educational environments. The Master of Science in Education degree program provides courses of study appropriate for students seeking professional teacher certification at any grade level and is also appropriate for those not seeking certification.
  • The Master of Science degree program in Educational Leadership and Administration  is designed for candidates seeking a master’s degree and New York State certification as a school building leader. Candidates must hold a permanent or professional teaching certificate, have three years of teaching experience, and successfully complete the written and performance components of the State assessment in school building leadership.
  • The Master of Science degree program in Educational Leadership and Administration  - Non-certification is a program of study for candidates seeking a master’s degree but not seeking New York State certification as school building leader.
  • The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) School Building Leader  is a program of study for candidates seeking New York State certification as a school building leader. By completion of the program, to be certified as school building leaders, candidates must hold a professional teaching certificate, three years of teaching experience, and successfully complete the written and performance components of the State assessment in school building leadership.
  • The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) School District Leader  is a program of study for candidates seeking New York State certification as school district leader. By completion of the program, to be certified as school district leaders, candidates must hold a professional teaching certificate, three years of teaching experience, complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of approved graduate study above the bachelor’s degree, and successfully complete the written and performance components of the State assessment in school district leadership.

Graduates will understand and know how to apply learning standards to their daily lessons and curriculum planning for all students; demonstrate leadership skills in community and professional contexts; use technology to enhance their teaching; and adopt a variety of technological solutions in their classrooms for all students. Graduates will also have the knowledge, values, and teaching practices necessary for quality inclusive teaching; understand the importance of collaboration and possess the skills necessary to collaborate effectively with family, community, and colleagues; and use critical thinking, problem solving, and methods of inquiry in professional contexts.

All of the education programs at Utica College are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and are registered with the New York State Education Department. Completion of all programs requires a mandated research project, thesis, or capstone course (see “Academic Policies and Procedures ” for further information).

Non-Matriculated Students

Students who hold baccalaureate degrees from accredited institutions may take graduate education courses without enrolling in a degree program. However, non-matriculated students are restricted from taking any student teaching courses at Utica College. Students wishing to change their status from non-matriculated to matriculated must be accepted into the degree program before taking their third graduate level education course at Utica College.

A maximum of six credit hours can be taken as a non-matriculated student (See “Matriculation ” in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of this Catalog).

Internal Transfers within Educator Preparation Programs

Students who have enrolled an education program and who wish to leave one education program and matriculate into another must complete the appropriate application forms and must meet all admissions requirements for the new program. Candidates will be reviewed on the same basis as any new applicant to the College. When a candidate is admitted into a new educator preparation program, Utica College courses that were completed as part of the old program will automatically transfer to the new program. When calculating cumulative GPA, all courses taken at Utica College will apply.

Academic Policies Specific to Education Students

Any student who receives an “F” for cheating will be dismissed from the program.

TEAC Claims and Cross-cutting Liberal Education Themes

Education Program

TEAC Claim 1 Our degree candidates have a strong knowledge of subject matter.

TEAC Claim 2 Our degree candidates demonstrate pedagogical content knowledge and the ability to use this knowledge to design effective lessons.

TEAC Claim 3 Our degree candidates acquire teaching skills that promote student learning.

TEAC Claim 4 Our degree candidates teach caringly and effectively and are professionals.

Educational Leadership and Administration Program

TEAC Claim 1 Our graduates use theory, research, and best practice to inform their leadership.

TEAC Claim 2 Our graduates use effective decision making to implement change in schools.

TEAC Claim 3 Our graduates are caring leaders who strive to ensure that all students attain high educational standards.

Cross - cutting Liberal Education Themes for all Programs

Learning how to learn

Multicultural perspectives and accuracy

Technology

For up-to-date program information, please visit www.utica.edu/programs

*In some specific circumstances, students can take these programs on a Non-New York State Certification track. For more information about this please contact the Educator Preparation Office at (315) 792-3815.

**Pending NYSED approval

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