Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Adolescence Education (MSEd)

Program Administrator: 

Diana Brescia

Building (3S), Room 221A

Telephone: 718.982.3877

Email: diane.brescia@csi.cuny.edu

Sequence 1: This sequence is designed for students who have completed the required coursework for initial certification in a subject area in Adolescence Education (i.e., biology, English, mathematics, or social studies). Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students will have met the academic requirements for professional certification in a subject area in Adolescence Education.

Sequence 2: This sequence is designed for students who wish to become secondary education teachers in biology, English, mathematics, or social studies but have not completed the coursework required for initial certification. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students will have met the academic requirements for initial certification in a subject area of Adolescence Education.

Adolescence Education Admission Requirements

For Sequence 1, candidates must have completed the courses required for a New York State initial certificate to teach in their area of specialization at the secondary (adolescence) level. A copy of the certificate must be submitted to the College. Candidates must also possess the baccalaureate degree in an appropriate major with a grade point average (GPA) at or above 3.0. The candidate must also take the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or an approved equivalent examination and request the submission of official scores to the College. The CSI Code is 2778. Applicants should apply directly to the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to take the examination.

For Sequence 2, candidates must possess the baccalaureate degree in an appropriate major, or 32 approved academic credits in an appropriate subject area, and an overall grade point average (GPA) at or above 3.0. The candidate must also take the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or an approved equivalent examination and request the submission of official scores to the College. The CSI Code is 2778. Applicants should apply directly to the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to take the examination.

For both sequences, applicants whose GPAs fall below the required minimums may submit a letter of appeal to the admissions committee; however, such appeals will be granted only under extraordinary circumstances. Applicants appealing for admission must present documentation demonstrating their ability to succeed in the program and may be required to take up to 24 credits in undergraduate liberal arts and science courses, as prescribed by the program coordinator, in which they must earn grades no lower than 2.7 (B-).

Applications for Sequences 1 and 2 are accepted for fall and spring semesters. All applications must include two academic or professional letters of recommendation and a one- or two-page personal statement that discusses the academic, teaching, and/or work experiences that have led and prepared the applicant to pursue graduate study in education.

Adolescence Education Degree Requirements

Sequence 1 consists of a minimum of 33-38 graduate credits distributed among 11 courses in the categories listed below.

Sequence 2 consists of a minimum of 46-53 graduate credits in the categories listed below. In both sequences, students are required to complete an acceptable educational research project, which is carried out under faculty supervision in EDD 630 and EDD 631.

Credit Distribution for Sequence 1 (33-38 credits)

1. Required Areas of Study (27-32 credits)

Educational Psychology: One course from the following:

EDD 611Advanced Educational Psychology

3

EDD 615Developmental Psychology: Adolescence

3

Social Foundations of Education: One course from the following:

EDD 606History of Urban Education in the United States

3

EDD 616Comparative and International Education

3

EDD 624Multiethnic Approaches to Teaching

3

EDD 643Sociology of Schools

4

Education of Students with Special Needs

EDP 622Classroom Management in Special Education and Inclusive Classrooms

3

EDP 627Assessment for Instruction in Special Education and Inclusive Classrooms

3

Disciplines and Pedagogy: Six courses

One course from the following:
EDS 691Advanced Studies in Teaching Secondary School Social Studies

3

EDS 692Advanced Studies in Teaching Secondary School English

3

EDS 693Advanced Studies in Teaching Secondary School Mathematics

3

EDS 694Advanced Studies in Teaching Secondary School Science

3

One elective course in liberal arts and sciences or in education
In addition, within their area of specialization, students must take the following:

Mathematics or biology: four courses in area of specialization

English or social studies: EDS 654 Reading in the Content Areas and three courses in area of specialization

2. Capstone Sequence: Inquiry in Education (6 credits)

EDD 630Educational Seminar I

3

EDD 631Educational Seminar II

3

Credit Distribution for Sequence 2 (46-53 credits)

1. Core Courses (13 credits)

EDD 602Studies in Urban and Metropolitan Education

3

EDD 610Adolescent Development and Learning

3

One course from the following:

EDS 615The Secondary School Curriculum in the Social Studies

4

EDS 616The Secondary School Curriculum in English

4

EDS 617The Secondary School Curriculum in Mathematics

4

EDS 618The Secondary School Curriculum in Science

4

One course from the following:

EDS 601The Pedagogy of Secondary School in the Social Studies

3

EDS 602The Pedagogy of Secondary School English

3

EDS 603The Pedagogy of Secondary School in Mathematics

3

EDS 604The Pedagogy of Secondary School in Science

3

2. Advanced Courses (24-28 credits)

Teaching Students with Special Needs:

EDP 660Teaching Students with Special Needs

3

Foundations of Education: One course from the following:

EDD 606History of Urban Education in the United States

3

EDD 611Advanced Educational Psychology

3

EDD 615Developmental Psychology: Adolescence

3

EDD 616Comparative and International Education

3

EDD 643Sociology of Schools

4

Disciplines and Pedagogy: 18-22 credits

EDS 654Reading in the Content Areas

3

One course from the following:
EDS 691Advanced Studies in Teaching Secondary School Social Studies

3

EDS 692Advanced Studies in Teaching Secondary School English

3

EDS 693Advanced Studies in Teaching Secondary School Mathematics

3

EDS 694Advanced Studies in Teaching Secondary School Science

3

Four courses from the following:

Content area courses in either biology, English, history, or mathematics

EDD 642New Media of Instruction

3

3. Field-based Courses: One of the following alternatives: (3-6 credits)

EDS 609Teaching Practicum I in Secondary Education

2

AND

EDS 610Teaching Practicum II in Secondary Education

1

OR

EDS 611Student Teaching in Secondary Education

6

4. Capstone Sequence: Inquiry in Education (6 credits)

Both of the following:

EDD 630Educational Seminar I

3

EDD 631Educational Seminar II

3