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Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
    
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Childhood Education, Grades 1-6 Bilingual (Spanish/English) - MSEd


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The number of credits required to complete the master’s degree in childhood education with a bilingual extension is determined by the student’s educational background.

Students who have not previously completed any pedagogical courses equivalent to those in the program must complete 46 credits. Master’s candidates who have completed some pedagogical coursework may be exempted from up to 12 required credits by providing transcripts and course syllabi as evidence that the content is equivalent and a grade of at least B has been attained. In such cases, the minimum number of credits for the degree is 34.

This program is for students who do not have New York State initial or provisional teacher certification. The purpose of this program is to prepare individuals to become effective bilingual teachers. The focus of the program is to develop high levels of teaching competencies in the participants based on using two languages as mediums of instruction.

 

Admission Requirements



  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution acceptable to Hunter College with a GPA of 2.8 or better.
     
  2.  A liberal arts or sciences major or interdisciplinary concentration of at least 30 credits.
     
  3. A general core in the liberal arts and sciences of at least 27 credits, distributed as follows: 9 credits in math and science with at least one course in math and one course in science (a college course in calculus meets 6 credits of this requirement); 6 credits in English including one course in English composition with a grade of B plus a writing intensive course in any discipline with a grade of B or better; 6 credits in social studies (of which one course must be in history or geography); 3 credits in the arts; and 3 credits in information retrieval (library studies, research, computer literacy, or educational.
     
  4. Completion of a satisfactory writing sample in English and in Spanish as part of the application process.
     
  5. An on-site writing sample in English and in Spanish and an interview conducted with at least two professors.
     

Progress Standards


A. 12-Credit Progress Standards for Matriculated Students

1. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0.

2. Students with more than one course grade below B in the first 12 credits of SEDC or SEDF course work will not be allowed to continue in the program.

3. Students who receive a grade of F in any course, including arts and sciences courses, in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.

4. Students with one grade of IN (Incomplete) within the first 12 credits are restricted from registering for more than one additional course. Those with two or more INs will not be allowed to register for any courses.

 Note: It is recommended that students with two or more INs take an official leave of absence.

5. All students must take the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and submit their scores to the Office of Educational Services before they complete 12 credits of course work. Any student who does not receive a passing score on the LAST must enroll in the school’s reading/writing workshop before being permitted to register for any courses.

B. Fieldwork Benchmarks

All field experiences and student teaching will take place in New York City public schools.

Any student who receives a grade of B-, C+ or C in a field experience or student teaching course must apply to the chairperson of the department for permission to repeat that course, which may be repeated only once. Any student who receives a grade of F may not reregister and will not be allowed to continue in the program.

 

Plus One of the Following


Exit Standards


  1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
     
  2. A grade of B or better in student teaching and/or practicum. Any student who obtains a grade of F in student teaching and/or practicum will not be allowed to continue in the program. Any student who obtains a grade of B-, C+, or C must apply to the department chairperson for permission to reregister for student teaching and/or practicum, which may be repeated only once. Any student who does not complete the full complement of required days of student teaching will receive a course grade of IN (Incomplete) and must fulfill the remaining mandated days.
     
  3. Completion of the culminating experience BILED 780 (Bilingual Research Seminar), with a grade of B or better.

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