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

Early Childhood Special Education: Severe/Multiple Disabilities - MSEd


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Early Childhood Special Education Program Coordinators:
Jamie Bleiweiss;  929 West Building; (212) 772-4229; jbleiwei@hunter.cuny.edu
Shirley Cohen; 915 West Building; (212) 772-4708; shirley.cohen@hunter.cuny.edu
Donia Fahim;  919 West Building; (212) 772-4745; dfahim@hunter.cuny.edu

Admission Requirements: Program 1


Program 1A

For applicants who do not hold New York State Certification.

Admission Requirements

  1. Undergraduate BA or BS degree from an approved college, with a GPA of 2.8 or better or a graduate degree from an approved college with a GPA of 3.5 or better
     
  2. A liberal arts or science major or interdisciplinary concentration of at least 30.
     
  3. A general education core in liberal arts and sciences to include 6 credits in English including a course in English composition with a grade of B or better (or a writing intensive course in any discipline with a grade of B or better), 6 credits in social studies (with at least one course in history or geography), 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), 3 credits in the arts, 6 credits in a language other than English (3 years of high school study in the same foreign language with grades of C or better documented by high school transcript meets this requirement) and 3 credits in information retrieval (library studies, research, computer literacy, or educational technology).

Program 1B

This program is for applicants who hold New York State Certification in an area other than early childhood. Those with a childhood or preK-6 certificate complete 36-40 credits. Those with certification in an area other than childhood complete 40-50 credits.

  1. Any New York State teacher certificate other than early childhood education.
     
  2. An undergraduate BA or BS from an approved college with a  GPA of 2.8 or a graduate degree from an approved college with a GPA of 3.5 or better.

Admission Requirements: Program 2


For applicants who hold early childhood New York State Certification

  1. An undergraduate BA or BS degree from an approved college with a GPA of 2.8 or higher or a graduate degree from an approved college with a GPA of 3.5 or better
     
  2. New York State initial/permanent teacher certification in early childhood or preK-grade 6. Those holding permanent certification must either show proof that they have satisfied the New York State requirements regarding wellness, child abuse, drug abuse, fire safety, and violence prevention or take  , a one credit course covering these topics.

Progress Standards


A. 12-Credit Progress Standards for Matriculated Students

1. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 in order to continue in the program.

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

3. A student who receives a grade of F in any course 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 while they are completing their IN courses.

5. Program 1A students must take the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and submit their scores to the Office of Educational Services (Room 1000 West Building) before they complete 12 credits of course work. Any student who does not receive a passing score on the LAST and who does poorly on the test of written analysis and expression must enroll in a college writing course or workshop series approved by an adviser, before being permitted to register for any courses.

B. Fieldwork Benchmark

Students must receive a grade of at least B in fieldwork and clinical teaching courses (e.g., SPED 782, SPED 784, CEDC 729; ECC 712; SPEDE 776 or SPEDE 767). Any student who receives a grade of B-, C+ or C must apply to the chair of the department for permission to retake the course, which may be repeated only once. Any student who receives a grade of F in a fieldwork or clinical teaching course will not be allowed to continue in the program.

C. In order to enroll in student teaching or supervised practicum, all students must:

1. Have an overall GPA of at least 3.0; and

2. Have no outstanding INs.
 

Additional Course Requirements for Program 1


Program 1A


Total Credits: 52-59 credits  students must take between 11-18 credits of early childhood education credits in addition to the special education courses required for their degrees. Students can be exempted from up to 7 credits of the coursework listed below on the basis of equivalent courses taken at the graduate or undergraduate level.

Program 1B


Total Credits: 41-45 credits Students in Program 1B who have teacher certification in childhood education or preK-grade 6 will complete the 41-credit special education sequence plus the two early childhood courses listed below (unless a student is exempted from one or both of these courses on the basis of an analysis of the applicant’s prior coursework.

Students whose prior certification is in an area other than childhood or elementary education (e.g., adolescent education, middle school education, music, dance, TESOL) may need to do additional coursework in early childhood education. The additional required number of credits and specific courses will be determined by an analysis of the applicant’s prior coursework.

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