Master of Education
Elementary Inclusive Education Initial Certification with Gifted Extension (52 points)
The gifted education extension option allows students in the Elementary Inclusive Education Program to receive the New York State extension in gifted education along with their initial elementary education certification by including 12 credits in gifted education in their course of study. Students who choose this option complete an additional semester of student teaching (3 credits) in a gifted education setting, which can be an inclusive setting, and enroll for nine additional credits in gifted education. This is a 52-point M.A. program.
Students who are interested in entering this program can choose this option either when they apply for admission to the Elementary Inclusive Education Program, by designating the extension on their applications, or by informing Professor Borland and Professor Oyler of their intention to pursue the extension once they have matriculated in the Elementary Inclusive Education Program.
Since the extension program combines course and requirements from the Elementary Inclusive Education Program and the Program in Gifted Education, advisement is provided by the faculty of both programs. Faculty in the Program in Gifted Education advise students on matters related to courses in gifted education, student teaching in gifted education, and the culminating project.If students have any questions about the extension program, they should get in touch with Professor Borland at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students can enroll on a part-time or a full-time basis. Students enrolled full-time can complete the program in four semesters and a summer.
- C&T 4021 Nature and needs of gifted students (2-3)
- C&T 4022 Instructional models in the education of gifted students (1-3)
- C&T 4023 Differentiated curriculum for gifted students (3)
- C&T 4024, Planning and implementing programs for Gifted students (3 credits)
- C&T 4026 Giftedness and intelligence: Theoretical approaches (2-3)
- C&t 5506, Seminar in Gifted education (3)
- Science methods course (3)
- Literacy elective (3)
- C&T 4143 Multicultural social studies in the elementary and middle school (3)
- Math methods (3)
- C&T 4000 Disability in contexts (3)
- Foundations course (2)
- Health education (1)
- Student teaching: Gifted (4)
- Student teaching (8)
- Core (6)
- Literacy Methods (6)
- Math methods (3)
Each student's academic progress is reviewed by the faculty of the Program in Gifted Education and the Elementary Inclusive Program. Students must achieve average grades to continue in the program. Specifically, this means that one must have a "B" average in all courses to be allowed into student teaching. If a student receives any course grade of less than a "B-," he or she must meet with faculty.
During the Elementary Inclusive Education Program student-teaching year, students must achieve a grade of "C" or better in Core and must receive a "Pass" on their fall student teaching portfolio in order to continue onto the spring semester.
The culminating project in the Gifted Education Extension Program in the Elementary Inclusive Education Program consists of a professional-development portfolio. This portfolio documents a student's professional growth as an educator over a period of time of his or her choosing but which must include the period in which he or she is a student at Teachers College. The student is responsible for designing, compiling, managing, and submitting the portfolio to Professor Borland as a requirement for graduation.
Doctor of Education
The basic curriculum for Ed.D. students includes
- C&T 5000 Theory and inquiry in curriculum and teaching (6 points, fall and spring, of the first year)
- C&T 7500 Dissertation seminar in curriculum and teaching (3)
- HUDM 4122 Probability and statistical nference (3)
- HUDM 5122 Applied regression analysis (3)
- one additional course in research methods (2-3)
Other courses are selected in consultation with an advisor.
Curriculum and Teaching Requirements
- 9 points of course work in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching
- 27 points of course work in courses in gifted education, including 9 to 12 points in C&T 5506 Advanced seminar: Giftedness
- 27 points of course work determined by the student and his or her advisor.