Adolescence Education with Middle Childhood Extension

Adolescence Education with Middle Childhood Extension

Master of Science

HEGIS 0803, 36 Credits

Dowling College is offering a graduate program leading to initial certification in adolescence education (grades 7-12) with a middle childhood education extension (grades 5-6). This Program will prepare teacher candidates for the challenges of teaching diverse populations in grades 5-12 by accomplishing the following:

• Providing three courses that emphasize pedagogy and the methodology of teaching. Two of these courses are taught by master teachers in the students’ certification subject: one includes a part-time field experience while a second requires a full-time student-teaching experience. The third course is taught by an expert practitioner with the focus on instructional strategies, classroom management, and parental involvement.
• Providing an integrated approach to working with diverse populations through the study of human development, and exploration of the nature of students with a full range of disabilities.
• Providing instruction and field experiences in assessing performance within inclusion classrooms.Students need the appropriate 36 credits in content and 6 credits in foreign language to enter this program.Students are required to register with the department of student-teacher placement by November 15 for the spring semester part-time or full-time student-teaching, and by May 1 for the fall semester field experiences. Students must have a GPA. of 3.0 to register for either student-teaching experience.

Certification Areas
Students may be certified in the following areas:

• Biology
• Business Education (K-12 certificate)
• Chemistry
• Earth Science
• English
• French
• Mathematics
• Physics
• Social Studies
• Spanish

Suggested Sequence of Courses and Credits

Semester 1
EDA 5301 Human Development and the Learning Process in Adolescence Education 3
EDA 5152 Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Adolescence Education 3
*EDL 5500 Literacy Acquisition OR *EDH 6513Meeting the Reading and Writing 3
Needs in an Inclusive Classroom, grades 5-12 (*Please see note after Semester 4)

Semester 2
EDA 5153 Curriculum, Methods, & Management for Inclusive Classrooms in Middle Childhood & Adolescence Education 3
EDA 5154The Middle School & The Middle School Child 3
EDA 7307 Introduction to Assessment and Research Methodology in Secondary
Education and Sports Management 3

Semester 3
EDS 5402 Principles and Practices of Special Education 3
EDA 7399 Research Project in Secondary Education 3
(Prereq: EDA 7307)
EDA 6362 Advanced Methods of Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms, Grades 5-9** 3
(Prereq: EDA 5301, EDA 5152, EDL 5500 or EDH 6513, EDA 5153, EDA 5154)

Semester 4
EDA 6389 Subject Methods Seminar for Adolescence Education 3
(Prereq: EDA 6362, EDS 5402) (Coreq: 6392)
EDA 6392 Supervised Student Teaching** 3
(Prereq: Same as for EDA 6389) (Coreq: EDA 6389)
EDL 5503 Teaching Reading in the Content Area, Grades 5-12 3
(Prereq: EDL 5500) OR EDH 6506 Methods for Readers with Special Needs
(Prereq: EDH 6513)

Total: 36 credits

*Note: To fulfill the literacy requirement students must take EDL 5500 and EDL 5503 as a sequence or EDH 6513 and EDH 6506 as a sequence.

In addition: Pass edTPA (education Teacher Performance Assessment), EAS (Educating All Students Test), ALST (Academic Literacy Skills Test), CST (Content Specialty Test), DASA Workshop (Dignity for All Student Act), Drug Abuse Workshop, Child Abuse Workshop, Violence Prevention Workshop, Fingerprinting Workshop (Prior to part-time field placement), GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Note 1: **Students are required to register for Student Teaching with the Director of Student Teaching Placement. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 to register. Deadlines for registration are:
November 15th for Spring Semester May 1st for Fall Semester.
Note 2: Initial Certificate is valid for 5 years. Students can apply for a one year extension twice.
Note 3: For further information contact Dowling’s Coordinator of Certification.

For other programs and further information see Dowling College Graduate Catalog Pages 41-45