Aug 19, 2019  
Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Development and Learning: Diverse Children and Families with Annotation in Severe/Multiple Disabilities


Program Coordinator

L. Beth Brady
929 West Building
(212) 772-4229
lbrady@hunter.cuny.edu

 

Graduates from the severe/multiple disabilities program (ECSB2-MSED) will be able to serve in such roles as specialized teachers of learners with severe disabilities, including deafblindness; inclusion support providers; and as collaborative team teachers with general education teachers in public and private schools, private agencies, hospitals and clinics. This program also leads to an extension annotation certificate in Severe/Multiple Disabilities.

This program offers three tracks (or subplans):

  • Track 1 (Subplan: ECSMDLNYSC) is a dual certification track for those with no NYS certification.
  • Track 2 (Subplan: ECSMDANYSM) is for those with any other NYS certification.
  • Track 3 (Subplan: ECSMDANYSC) is for those with Early Childhood Education certification.

Admission Requirements


Track 1

For applicants who do not hold NYS certification

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0;
    or
    A master’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.5.
  2. A liberal arts or science major or interdisciplinary concentration of at least 30 credits.
  3. General education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include: artistic expression; communication; information retrieval; concepts in history and social sciences; humanities; a language other than English; scientific and mathematical processes; and written analysis and expression.
  4. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), except applicants who are certified teachers or school administrators and hold a graduate degree.

Track 2

For applicants who hold NYS certification in an area other than Early Childhood

  1. Any New York State teacher certificate other than Early Childhood Education.
  2. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0;
    or
    A master’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.5.
  3. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), except applicants who are certified teachers or school administrators and hold a graduate degree.

Track 3

For applicants who hold NYS certification in Early Childhood Education

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0;
    or
    A master’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.5.
  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.
  3. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), except applicants who are certified teachers or school administrators and hold a graduate degree.

Progress Standards


  1. Minimum GPA for Retention - Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain at Hunter College. Students whose grades fall below this standard are required to raise their GPAs to at least 3.0 within one semester.
  2. No F in the first two semesters—students who receive a grade of F(WU) in any course in the first two semesters will not be allowed to continue in the program.
  3. Progress holds due to Incomplete Grades - Students with two or more INs will not be allowed to register for any courses.
  4. Key Course Performance Standards
    • Students must receive a grade of at least a B in certain key program courses. (to be determined by programs, labeled in CUNY First, and noted in the catalog)
    • Students who receive a grade of F/WU in certain key program courses may not continue in the program (to be determined by programs, labeled in CUNY First, and noted in the catalog).

Course of Study


Academic Plan

ECSB2-MSED

Subplans

  • TRACK 1: ECSMDLNYSC
  • TRACK 2: ECSMDANYSM
  • TRACK 3: ECSMDANYSC

Total Credits

  • ECSMDLNYSC: 53-60
  • ECSMDANYSM: 42-46
  • ECSMDANYSC: 42

 

Courses for Tracks 1, 2 and 3


Exit Requirements


  1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
  2. Tracks 2 and 3 students must maintain a valid and appropriate NYS certification.
  3. Perform satisfactorily on a two-part culminating activity (partial requirements of SPED 70700 , Research Seminar: Issues in Special Education):

    a comprehensive research-based oralpresentation on a current special education issue
    - and either -
    an original written research proposal
    - or -
    a written proposal for competitive grant funding.
     
  4. Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.