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2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education, BS


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Student Learning Outcomes


1.Acquire knowledge of each student, and demonstrate knowledge of student development and learning to promote achievement for all students.
2.Know the content they are responsible for teaching, and plan instruction that ensures growth and achievement for all students.
3.Implement instruction that engages and challenges all students to meet or exceed the learning standards.
4.Work with all students to create a dynamic learning environment that supports achievement and growth.
5.Use multiple measures to assess and document student growth, evaluate instructional effectiveness, and modify instruction.
6.Demonstrate professional responsibility and engage relevant stakeholders to maximize student growth, development, and learning
7.Set informed goals and strive for continuous professional growth

Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education


Contact:

For Intra-University Transfers:

School of Education, Office of Academic and Student Services, 111 Waverly Ave., Suite 230, 315-443-9319,  soeadvising@syr.edu

George Theoharis, Program Coordinator, 150 Huntington Hall, 315-443-1468, gtheohar@syr.edu

 

Description

This B.S. degree program is a dual program between the School of Education and the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics - with the School of Education as the home school. This program meets the academic requirements for New York State teacher certification in both Early Childhood (birth - grade 2) and Students with Disabilities (birth - grade 2).  It seeks to prepare students to make a difference in the lives of children through a strong inclusive education and social justice philosophy and teaching skills, and solid knowledge of the core subjects to be taught and how to teach them.  A cornerstone of the program is the extensive and varied series of field experiences it offers, coordinating coursework with fieldwork in the schools as early as the first year of study. Many schools and childcare centers in the Syracuse area are at the forefront of inclusive education. Through our close partnerships with local schools and early childhood centers that welcome all students, and with our wide network of urban, suburban, and rural school affiliations, we provide a broad range of opportunities for getting the most out of field experiences. 

Program Requirements


Program requirements include liberal arts skills, a concentration in social/behavioral science with emphasis on child and family studies, and professional coursework. This intense program typically requires a minimum of 135 credits. The length varies and can be more than 138 credits, depending on the student’s mathematics and foreign language background, and other choices made by the student. In most cases, students enroll for more than 15 credits in a semester and/or take summer courses (at SU or other colleges) to complete the degree within four years. Therefore, prospective students not already enrolled in the School of Education are encouraged to consult with the School of Education as early as possible.

Liberal Arts Requirements:


Arts in Education (Complete two courses from the following list (2 credits total)


Assessment


Both this program and the teaching profession are demanding, requiring not only appropriate attitudes about children and skills in working with them, but also knowledge of the content to be taught, excellent writing skills, critical thinking skills, and much more. Students’ progress is reviewed several times through the program against specific proficiencies and other assessment criteria. Effective for those entering the program Fall 2014 or later, to be eligible for Block I, students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA; a 3.0 average for and no grade below a B- in EDU 203EDU 201SPE 311, and CFS 432 (if taken before Block I); a B- or better grade in each writing course taken; and a B- or better average with no grade below a C in both the two required mathematics courses and the two required natural science courses, with at least one B- grade in each before entering Block I. In addition, they must have satisfactory ratings on the proficiencies and dispositions that are part of the professional courses and field experiences. Reviews also take place to determine eligibility to enter subsequent professional blocks, and additional information about this is available from the program faculty teaching in the blocks.

Student Teaching


All students must complete EDU 366 - Safe and Healthy Learning Environments  before the student teaching semester.

Total Credits: minimum of 135 credits


Degree Awarded: BS


Study Abroad:


Due to the professional education sequence, the study abroad semester for students completing in four years must be spring of the junior year.

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