Advanced Teacher Preparation Programs: Curriculum and Instruction in Inclusive Education, MSEd

Curriculum and Instruction in Inclusive Education, MSEd

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The Curriculum and Instruction in Inclusive Education, MSEd program is delivered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction of the College of Education.

Overview and Description of the Program (from the College Catalog)

"The College of Education at the State University of New York at Fredonia prepares early childhood, childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence educators for the significant instructional challenges that await them. The general philosophy underlying the Responsive Educator Program is an organized, yet complex model, which correlates with the themes that characterize current educational research. That is, we believe that all children can learn, and that they can learn best by teachers who are responsive."

The Curriculum and Instruction in Inclusive Education program is open to educators who possess initial certification in one or more of the following:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Childhood Education (formerly Elementary Education)
  • Adolescence or Middle Childhood Education in English, French, Mathematics, Social Studies, Spanish, or the Sciences
  • Students with Disabilities

This program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of graduate level courses.

This program includes a capstone experience and specific exit requirements. These are currently under review and subject to change. They are intended to be rigorous and to provide evidence that each degree candidate is worthy of a master's degree. The following are the current exit requirements for the Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Inclusive Education program.

  1. Performance-based evidence of impact on P-12 student learning through a structured field experience (currently in EDU 514)
  2. Performance-based evidence of technology use in being an effective teacher and professional colleague via portfolio assignment (see program coordinator for this assignment)
  3. Performance-based evidence of cultural responsiveness as an educator via portfolio assignment (see program coordinator for this assignment)
  4. Thesis/Project (as culminating experience in EDU 690)

Special Note: Several Courses are offered each semester during the academic year. Candidates are advised not to rely exclusively on summer offerings to meet graduation goals.

Requirements for Admission to the Program without Deficiencies:

  • Initial certification to teach early childhood, childhood, middle childhood, adolescence education, or students with disabilities in the public schools of New York State or equivalent.
  • Baccalaureate GPA of 3.00 or above
  • GRE scores
  • DASA Training completed
  • Completed Graduate Application submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies, including two current (within six months) letters of recommendation, and official academic transcripts from all prior undergraduate and graduate institutions (except Fredonia).

***Conditional admission may be granted if some of these requirements are "in process" but not yet complete.

Advising Forms and Requirements

MSEd Curriculum and Instruction (old) -for candidates enrolled prior to Spring 2010.

MSEd Curriculum and Instruction (Birth-Grade 6) -for candidates enrolled Spring 2010 and after with an Initial Teaching Certificate to teach children birth to grade 6

MSEd Curriculum and Instruction (Middle - Adolescence) -for candidates enrolled Spring 2010 and after with an Initial Teaching Certificate to teach children in Middle School and/or High School

Department of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education

E268 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3701
(716) 673-4664 fax