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1 Shear School of Education Summer Orientation Welcome!! This meeting is only for students with majors in Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education, and Childhood Education with Special Education. Those seeking Adolescence (Secondary) certifications should attend the info sessions in the Liberal Arts major corresponding to your certification area. You may download this presentation from

2 Shear School of Education Website Look here to find information regarding Faculty & Staff Programs & Requirements Admissions Certification & Employment Field Experiences & Student Teaching Student Scholarships & Awards Student & Professional Organizations Student Handbooks News & Events Xerox Center for Multicultural Education

3 School of Education Majors Leading to Initial Certification Early Childhood with Childhood Certification birth through grade 2 and Certification grades 1 through 6 Childhood Certification grades 1 through 6 Childhood with Special Education Certification grades 1 through 6 and Certification special education grades 1-6

4 SOE Application All students interested in pursuing teaching certification through SOE programs must apply to the School of Education. The application is through the SOE website at ication.pdf

5 SOE Application To apply to the School of Education, a student must have completed 30 hours of coursework at Geneseo, completed a Service Learning project, and have a GPA of Application deadlines are December 1st and June 1st of each year.

6 Service Learning Each applicant to the SOE must complete 25 hours of Service Learning with children of the ages (s)he will be certified to teach. These hours must be done in at least 5 sessions, under the supervision of a certified teacher.

7 Service Learning Applicants must have the Application/Service Learning packet to use during the Service Learning experience. Service Learning cannot be completed “retroactively” (applicants may not use experiences they had before obtaining the Application/Service Learning packet or prior to completion of their high school programs).

8 School of Education Course Blocks Many courses in SOE programs are “blocked” together to provide for efficiency in planning field experiences and for interdisciplinary teaching purposes. Students progress through 5 blocks of coursework, followed by a student teaching semester.

9 School of Education Course Blocks Students may enroll in only one block each semester, and each block must be successfully completed before you may enroll in the next block. Every block is designed to build on the information covered in previous blocks. The blocks in each of the programs are different, so that while a friend may have a 3-course Block IV, you may have a 2-course Block IV.

10 School of Education Course Blocks

11 School of Education Field Experiences Field experiences are part of each block beginning with Block II. Field experiences are designed to gradually introduce teacher candidates to working with elementary or preschool students. Candidates begin by working one-on-one with students, then progress to small group lessons, and finally to teaching large groups and entire classrooms.

12 School of Education Field Experiences Field experiences create scheduling restrictions for candidates. Each course with a field experience component requires that candidates leave blocks of time free in their weekly schedules. For example, some students must leave MWF free from 11:30AM - 3:30PM, while others must leave TR 8AM - 12 noon free (this will depend on what block it is and when the corresponding courses are taught).

13 Transportation All students are required to provide their own transportation to and from all field visits, which begin in the sophomore year. Students may arrange carpools, however faculty may not.

14 Required Related Courses Candidates in SOE programs must also complete courses from other departments that are relevant to the Education major: Math 140 (Mathematics for Elementary Education I) Math 141 (Mathematics for Elementary Education II) Psych 215 (Child Development) H&PE 350 (Health and Safety Issues in Schools)

15 Foreign Language Proficiency Certification candidates may use American Sign Language to complete the foreign language requirement of the College, however it is not offered on a regular basis at Geneseo. Geneseo students must exhibit foreign language proficiency at the 201 level (generally 3 semesters at the college level) as a graduation requirement. Students may take the college placement exam in foreign language to attempt to place out of the requirement or to determine which class they should enroll in at Geneseo.

16 Concentrations Each candidate must choose an area of concentration in which s/he will take a minimum of 30 hours of (specified) coursework in one of 16 liberal arts areas.

17 Available Concentrations Art History Dance English Environmental Studies Foreign Languages (French or Spanish) Geography History Human Development (Early Childhood ONLY) Mathematics Music Natural Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, & Physics) Political Science Theatre Urban Studies Women’s Studies

18 Relationships Among Courses: Major, Core, Concentration, and Required Related MAJOR Required Related Core Concentration

19 Student Teaching Some candidates will complete their student teaching experiences in the fall semester while others will complete them in the spring semester. To qualify for student teaching, candidates must have an overall GPA of 2.75, a major GPA of 2.75, and a concentration GPA of 2.75.

20 SOE Student Organizations Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Elementary and Secondary Education Association (ESEA) Geneseo Organization for Deaf Awareness (GODA) Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society (KDP) Young Children’s Council (YCC) Xerox Center for Multicultural Teacher Education

21 SOE Student Organizations Information about all these organizations and others on campus will be available at the Volunteer Fair in the fall. Watch your for announcements!

22 Reminder Students are responsible for knowing the rules expressed in the Undergraduate Bulletin, Master Schedule each semester, Student Teaching Handbook, and any other official documents of the School of Education.

23 Tests for Certification Required by New York State Educating All Students (EAS) Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST) Content Specialty Tests (The number of these you will take depends on your areas of certification) Education Teacher Performance Assessment (EdTPA)

24 Before you come for your advisement appointment today… Plan to arrive 20 minutes early Per your pre-advisement planning instructions, know your top 10 favorite sections of Intd 105: Freshman Writing; your top 3 favorite selections in the core areas (Natural Science N/, Fine Arts F/, Social Science S/, and Non-Western M/); and think about what you are interested pursuing as a concentration. During your appointment, we will generally try to schedule you into classes in the following areas: Natural Science with lab; Math 140; Fine Arts, Social Science and/or Non-Western; Intd 105; and a course in your concentration area. Some of you may already have credit for one or more of these courses and we will then plan accordingly!

25 Time for Questions! If you have questions between the time you leave today and the time you return in August, please do not hesitate to contact one of us Dr. Susan SalmonDr. Katie Rommel-Esham Dr. Brian MorganMrs. Tracy Peterson to the Dean


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