Buffalo State

Graduate Catalog 2016-2017

Childhood and Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.Ed.)

Master of Science in Education Program

Program Code: MSED-ED

Major Code: CUR

HEGIS 0829

Elementary Education and Reading Department

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited

Nancy A. Chicola, Chair

Ellen S. Friedland, Assistant Chair for Graduate Programs

Bacon Hall 302, (716) 878-5916

http://elementaryeducation.buffalostate.edu/

Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in this catalog.  Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.

Teachers with New York State initial teaching certification in childhood and/or early childhood education, or provisional teacher certification in elementary education may apply for admission to the master’s program in curriculum and instruction. Students who successfully complete this master of science in education program may apply for professional teaching certification (for those with initial certification) or permanent teaching certification (for those with provisional certification) from the New York State Department of Education.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in early childhood and/or childhood education from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  2. A well-crafted statement addressing the following:
    1. Your strengths as a teacher.
    2. Professional challenge(s) you encountered during your first classroom teaching experiences or field experiences that you hope to address in your graduate work.
    3. How your graduate program can help you grow as a teacher. If you know which concentration you are selecting, please describe your reasons for selecting it.

      The statement will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

      1. Organization
      2. Conventions of language
      3. Content

        Note: Please refer to the rubric provided with the application materials for the statement prompts and specific evaluation criteria.

  3. Professional resume
  4. Three letters of reference on special department forms that attest to the applicant’s potential as a graduate student. Please note that two references must be from college professors/instructors. Department forms may be downloaded at http://graduateschool.buffalostate.edu/supplemental-application-materials

These are the minimum criteria for admission; satisfaction of these criteria does not guarantee admission to the program. In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.

Additional Admission Information:

Each applicant will be evaluated in terms of his or her baccalaureate degree, academic performance, letters of recommendation, experiential background, and substance and quality of the personal statement. Please refer to the Graduate Admissions Committee rubric (attached to the supplemental application information) used for evaluating applications.

Program Requirements

Required

6cr

EDU 501

Seminar for the Reflective Teacher (to be taken as first course)

EDU 620

Teaching and Learning in Diverse Elementary School Classrooms

Content Courses

Can be taken any time in your program after or concurrent with EDU 501

12cr

 

 

EDU 513

 

Theory, Research and Practice in Literacy Instruction or equivalent by advisement

EDU 651

Theory, Research and Practice in Mathematics Instruction or equivalent by advisement

EDU 654

Theory, Research and Practice in Social Studies Instruction or equivalent by advisement

EDU 671

 

 

Theory, Research and Practice in Science Instruction or equivalent by advisement

 

Concentration (9-12 credits) Select one of the following concentrations.

Courses can be taken any time in your program or concurrent with EDU 501.

Literacy

 

EDU 613

Required:

Assessment of Literacy for the Classroom Teacher (prerequisites EDU 513

and one other literacy course)

Choose two:

 

EDU 535

Teaching Writing: B-12

EDU 609

Literacy Instruction in the Upper Grades

EDU 611

Literacy Instruction in the Primary Grades

EDU 612

Developing Literacy Through Literature

Early Childhood

(Appropriate for those without Early Childhood Certification)

EDU 543

Required

Curriculum for the Young Child

EDU 626

Required

Integrating the Content Areas in the Teaching of Young Children (prerequisite EDU 543)

Choose one:

 

EDU 528

Families and Early Childhood Programs

EDU 611

Literacy Instruction in the Primary Grades

Gifted/Talented

All courses are required.

EDU/CRS 509

 

The Gifted Individual

CRS 559

Principles in Creative Problem Solving

EDU/CRS 621

Curriculum Development in Gifted, Talented and Creative Education. (prerequisite EDU/CRS 509)

EDU 619

 

Practicum in Gifted, Talented and Creative Education (prerequisites EDU/CRS 509, CRS 559,EDU/CRS 621) (If you select this concentration and complete the other NYSED requirements for Gifted and Talented certification, Buffalo State will recommend you for certification.)

Educational Technology

 

EDU 672

Required

Advanced Educational Technology for K-6 Classrooms

Choose two:

 

EDT 500

Microcomputer Systems

EDT 601

Instructional Technologies

EDT 603

Instructional Design and Problem Solving with Technology (prerequisite EDT 601)

EDT 604

Authoring for Educators (prerequisite 601)

EDT 606

Internet for Educators (prerequisite EDT 601)

EDT 614

Educational Graphics & Animation (prerequisite EDT 601)

Educational Leadership

 

SPF 689

Required

Methods and Techniques of Educational Research

EDL 552

Required

Public School Law

Choose one:

 

EDL 607

Site-based Leadership

EDU 670

Principles of Curriculum Design

Elective-Select one from the list (3 credits). (Prerequisites may be required for some of the following courses). Other courses may be accepted through advisement only. Students who select the Gifted and Talented concentration do not need an elective to obtain the 33 required credits for completion of the program.

CRS/EDL559

Principles in Creative Problem Solving

EDT 500

Microcomputer Systems

EDT 601

Instructional Technologies

EDT 604

Authoring for Educators

EDT 606

Internet for Educators

EDT 614

Educational Graphics & Animation

SPF 503

Educational Psychology

SPF 528

Human Relations

SPF 611

Evaluation in Education

SPF 689

Methods and Techniques of Educational Research

EDL 552

Public School Law

EDL 652

Special Education Law

EDL 607

Site-based Leadership

EDU/CRS 509

The Gifted Individual

EDU 528

Families and Early Childhood Programs

EDU/EDL 534

Holistic Curriculum

EDU 535

Teaching Writing: B-12

EDU 574

Elementary School Curriculum

EDU/EXE 577

Teaching Individuals with Exceptionalities in the Regular Classroom

EDU 609

Literacy Instruction in the Upper Grades

EDU 611

Literacy Instruction in the Primary Grades

EDU 612

Developing Literacy Through Literature

EDU 613

Assessment of Literacy for the Classroom Teacher (prerequisite: EDU 513 and one other graduate literacy class)

EDU 640

Conflict Resolution and Peaceable Schools

EDU 654

Theory, Research, and Practice in Social Studies Instruction

EDU 670

Principles of Curriculum Design

EDU 672

Advanced Educational Technology for K-6 Classrooms

EXE 500

Individuals with Special Needs(Cannot be taken by Buffalo State graduates)

HIS 500

Studies in American History

SSE 605

Topics for In-Service Education

NOTE: Other courses acceptable by advisement ONLY.

EDU 690

Required

Master’s Project (Culminating Course)

Total Required Credit Hours

33-36 cr (15 credits at 600-level)

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

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Adult Education (M.S. and Graduate Certificate)

Applied Economics (M.A.)

Art Conservation (M.A. and C.A.S.)

Art Education (M.S.Ed.)

Art Education (PTCP)

Biology (M.A.)

Biology Education (7–12, M.S.Ed.)

Business and Marketing Education (M.S.Ed.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (M.S.Ed.)

Career and Technical Education (PTCP)

Chemistry Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Childhood and Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.Ed.)

Childhood and Early Childhood Education (Birth–Grade 6; M.S.Ed.)

Creative Studies (M.S.)

Creativity and Change Leadership (Graduate Certificate)

Criminal Justice (M.S.)

Earth Science Education (7-12), M.S.Ed.

Economics

Educational Technology (M.S.Ed.)

Educational Leadership (C.A.S.) - Building

Educational Leadership (C.A.S.) - Building & District

English (M.A.)

English Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

English Education (7–12; PTCP)

Foreign Language Education (1-6 Extension; 7-12) (M.S.Ed.)

Forensic Science (M.S.)

French Education (7–12; PTCP)

Great Lakes Ecosystem Science (M.A.)

Great Lakes Ecosystem Science (M.S.)

Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (M.S.)

History (M.A.)

Human Resource Development (Graduate Certificate)

Industrial Technology (M.S.)

Literacy Specialist (Birth Through Grade 12; M.S.Ed.)

Mathematics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Mathematics Education (7–12; PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12; 5–6 Extension; PTCP)

Multidisciplinary Studies (M.A. and M.S.)

Museum Studies (M.A.)

Museum Studies (Graduate Certificate)

Music Education (M.M.)

Physics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Physics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed. with Alternative Certification)

Professional Applied and Computational Mathematics (M.S.)

Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management (M.P.A.)

Public Management (Graduate Certificate)

Public Relations M.S.

Science Education (M.S.Ed.)

Social Studies Education (7-12; M.S.Ed.)

Social Studies Education (7-12; PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7-12; 5-6 Extension; PTCP)

Spanish Education (7-12; PTCP)

Special Education

Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.Ed.)

Teaching Bilingual Exceptional Individuals

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Technology Education (M.S.Ed.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

Guide to Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

ACM - Applied & Computational Mathematics

ADE - Adult Education

AED - Art Education

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BUS - Business

BXE - Bilingual Exceptional Education

CHE - Chemistry

CIS - Computer Information Systems

CNS - Art Conservation

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - Creative Studies

CTE - Career and Technical Education

DAN - Dance

DED - Distributive Education

DES - Design

ECO - Economics

ECS - Elementary Education

EDL - Educational Leadership

EDU - Elementary Education

EDT - Educational Technology

ENG - English

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English as a Second Language

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

GEG - Geography

GES - Geology

GLC - Great Lakes Center

HEA - Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

INT - Industrial Technology

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MET - Mechanical Engineering Technology

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

OEC - Occupational Education

PAD - Public Administration

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSM - Professional Science and Mathematics

PSY - Psychology

SCI - Science

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

THA - Theater Arts

UED - Urban Education

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