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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017 Undergraduate Catalog Summer - Fall

Students with Disabilities Grade 7-12 Generalist


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Education, Programs in


(Preparation for early childhood, childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, teaching English to speakers of other languages, business and marketing education and dual certification in childhood and students with disabilities or adolescence and students with disabilities generalist)

Utica College offers programs in teacher education that lead to certification in several different teaching areas. In order to be certified to teach in New York State, prospective teachers are required to complete a bachelor’s degree, including the education program requirements, to pass the mandatory New York State Teacher Certification Examinations, and to meet all other regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education.

Students interested in a teaching career should plan to consult with an education adviser soon after matriculation to discuss career possibilities, procedures for admission to the education programs and the requirements for completion, and for information about the certification areas available. Some education courses require written permission of the chair for registration.

Courses in the education programs include observation and work in the public schools as well as regular course work. The practical application of the theory and principles of teaching and learning culminates in an assignment to area schools for student teaching in the senior year. It is necessary for students to make plans to set aside one of the semesters of the senior year to devote entirely to student teaching.

There are specific admission and retention criteria and policies, including a minimum 2.75 GPA requirement, for the education programs. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in all courses required for certification. There are also additional requirements associated with student teaching.

Utica College also offers master’s programs in education. For more information, consult the Utica College graduate studies catalog.

Learning Objectives

  • Our degree candidates have a strong knowledge of subject matter.
  • Our degree candidates demonstrate pedagogical content knowledge and the ability to use this knowledge to design effective lessons.
  • Our degree candidates acquire teaching skills that promote student learning.
  • Our degree candidates teach caringly and effectively and are professionals.

Students with Disabilities Grade 7-12 Generalist


  • The program in Students with Disabilities Grade 7-12 Generalist requires that students select a major in an approved content area. The areas open to students at Utica College are English, liberal studies, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, foreign languages (French or Spanish), economics, history, government and politics, or sociology/ anthropology.

In addition to the requirements of their major and the courses in the students with disabilities program listed below, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Major in Liberal Studies with SWD Concentration
    AND
  • Six (6) credit hours or the equivalent of study in a language other than English
    AND
  • Three (3) credit hours in the fine arts
    OR
  • Major in one of the following: English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, foreign languages (French or Spanish), economics, history, government and politics, or sociology/anthropology.
    AND
  • Six (6) credit hours of study in each of the following: English, history, mathematics, sciences. Courses used to meet this requirement must be approved by your education advisor or the Department Chair. Courses used to satisfy the Utica College Core curriculum may be used to satisfy these requirements.

       AND

  • Three (3) credit hours in the fine arts

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