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Education

Degree Requirements

The Department of Education collaborates with several arts and sciences departments at Le Moyne to prepare teachers who will address the needs of all children. Le Moyne teacher candidates address state learning standards through effective pedagogy and also attend to the social and political demands of public and private education in the world. The department administers New York state approved certification programs.

Undergraduate

Le Moyne students interested in becoming a New York state certified teacher must select a major from the numerous Le Moyne disciplines complementary to the area of teacher certification. The major requirements are coordinated with the rigorous teacher preparation program. There are a number of state approved programs for initial certification offered.

Graduate (click here to learn more)

The graduate education programs at Le Moyne College are designed to serve a number of students seeking different levels of New York state approved certification in teaching and educational leadership. A master’s degree is also offered to those interested in fields of education not requiring state certification.

The Department of Education collaborates with several departments at Le Moyne College to prepare teachers to address the educational needs of all children. Learning takes place in the classroom with lectures on the foundations of educational theory and practice by faculty known locally, nationally and internationally as experts in current educational issues and pedagogy. Professors are experienced public and private school teachers and bring real-world case studies to the classroom to help students prepare for their pre-service teaching experiences. 

Hands-on practice provides students with real-world teaching experience and a foundation on which to build a practical knowledge base, more effective teaching strategies and leadership skills. Le Moyne’s pre-service teachers are placed in rural, urban and suburban school settings and introduced to children with different educational needs. Students are paired with their cooperating teachers the semester before their student teaching allowing for relationship building and development and agreement on expectations of the pre-service teaching experience. Weekly supervision and support is provided by the Department of Education to ensure an effective student teaching experience. In addition to the formal teaching setting, students have the opportunity to work in high-poverty urban and rural school settings as tutors and mentors.

Summer and semester opportunities for international educational experiences are available. Students have the opportunity to observe and study education in other cultures and education systems. Italy, Dominica and Germany have been among the study abroad destinations in the past. Students complete college coursework and produce significant research on topics relative to educational issues in their country of study.

Initiatives and projects have been forged with external community groups and schools to offer students and Department of Education faculty a greater application of effective teaching skills, service and leadership. The department sponsors in-service teacher training at state, parochial and private school systems; science and math institutes to help local teachers learn new content and teaching strategies; and volunteer work aiding nonprofit organizations with training.

Teaching, scholarship and service combine their strengths and serve as the foundation for the Department of Education’s mission. The actions prove the department’s goal to share the spirit for a better world and produce graduates who will make a difference in the lives of the many students they will teach.

 

Education Minor

It is possible for students to complete a minor in education without obtaining teacher certification. Five approved courses must be successfully completed. None of these courses may be taken pass/fail. Any student seeking a minor in education must consult with the chair of the education department.

 

Religion and Education Minor

The Department of Education in cooperation with the department of religious studies offers a minor program for religious studies majors who are prospective religion teachers or directors of religious education in a religious center.

 

New York State Approved Teacher Education Programs for Initial Certification

Dual Childhood/Special Education (grades 1-6)

Freshman Year

 

Fall or Spring

Hours

EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society (10 hours of field experience)

3

Sophomore Year

 

Fall

 

EDU 205 Child Learning and Special Needs (20 hours of field experience)

3

Spring

 

EDU 225 Assessment & Decision Making for Equity & Inclusion (20 hours of field experience)

3

Junior Year

 

Fall

 

EDU 305 Principles & Methods of Multicultural Literacy Learning

3

EDU 315 Planning, Assessing & Managing the Inclusive Classroom (20 hours of field experience)

3

Spring

 

EDU 365 Adapting Literacy Learning for Students with Special Needs

3

EDU 375 Strategies & Technology for the Inclusive Classroom (30 hours of field experience)

6

Senior Year

 

Fall

 

EDU 120 Child Abuse, Prevention & Reporting & Violence Prevention

0

EDU 405 Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar

3

EDU 430 Supervised Preservice Teaching (1-6)

6

EDU 431 Supervised Preservice Teaching (SPE 1-6)

6

Total

39

 Dual Childhood Pre-service Semester Packet
        

 

Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12)

Freshman Year 

 

Fall or Spring

Hours

EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society (10 hours of field experience)

3

Sophomore Year

 

Fall or Spring

 

EDU 215 Learning within a Sociocultural Context (20 hours of field experience)

3

Junior Year

 

Fall

 

EDU 303 Multicultural Literacy Methods

3

EDU 315 Planning, Assessing & Managing the Inclusive Classroom (20 hours of field experience)

3

Spring

 

EDU 325 Teaching & Adapting Curriculum for Content Specialists

3

EDU 335 Literacy Development in the Content Area (30 hours of field experience)

3

Senior Year

 

Fall

 

EDU 401 Adolescence Strategies & Technology (30 hours of field experience)

4

Spring

 

EDU 120 Child Abuse, Prevention & Reporting & Violence Prevention

0

EDU 405 Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar

3

EDU 450 Supervised Preservice Teaching (7-9)

6

EDU 460 Supervised Preservice Teaching (10-12)

6

Total

37

Adolescent Pre-Service Semester Packet
 

Dual Adolescent/Special Education (Grades 7-12)

Freshman Year 

 

Fall or Spring

Hours

EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society (10 hours of field experience)

3

Sophomore Year

 

Fall

 

EDU 215 Learning within a Sociocultural Context

3

Spring

 

EDU 225 Assessment & Decision Making for Equity & Inclusion (20 hours of field experience)

3

Junior Year

 

Fall

 

EDU 303 Multicultural Literacy Methods

3

EDU 315 Planning, Assessing & Managing the Inclusive Classroom (20 hours of field experience)

3

Spring

 

EDU 325 Teaching & Adapting Curriculum for Content Specialists

3

EDU 335 Literacy Development in the Content Area (20 hours of field experience)

3

Senior Year

 

Fall

 

EDU 401 Adolescence Strategies & Technology

4

EDU 345 Collaborating & Transition Planning for Students with Special Needs (30 hours of field experience)

3

Spring

 

EDU 120 Child Abuse, Prevention & Reporting & Violence Prevention

0

EDU 405 Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar

3

EDU 451 Supervised Preservice Teaching (SPE 7-12)

6

EDU 450 Supervised Preservice Teaching (7-9)

 

or

 

EDU 460 Supervised Preservice Teaching (10-12)

6

Total

43

 

 

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (grades K-12)

(Need 12 Credit hours of foreign language)

Freshman Year 

 

Fall or Spring

Hours

EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society (10 hours of field experience)

3

Sophomore Year

 

Fall

 

EDU 215 Learning within a Sociocultural Context

3

EDU 335 Cultural Perspectives for Teaching Language Acquisition (20 hours of field experience)

3

Spring

 

ENG 301 Advanced Grammar and Usage

3

ANT 300 Anthropological Linguistics

3

Junior Year

 

Fall

 

EDU 303 Multicultural Literacy for Urban Education

3

EDU 315 Planning, Assessing & Managing the Inclusive Classroom (20 hours of field experience)

3

Spring

 

EDU 305 Principles & Methods of Multicultural Literacy (20 hours of field experience)

3

Senior Year

 

Fall

 

EDU 402 Methods of Teaching ESOL through Math, Science & Social Studies (30 hours of feild experience)

4

Spring

 

EDU 120 Child Abuse, Prevention & Reporting & Violence Prevention

0

EDU 405 Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar

3

EDU 430 Supervised Preservice Teaching (1-6)

6

EDU 450 Supervised Preservice Teaching (7-9)

 

or

 

EDU 460 Supervised Preservice Teaching (10-12)

6

Total

43

 

Professional Practice

Practicum

Le Moyne students are required to complete 100 hours of fieldwork in urban, rural and suburban settings prior to pre-service teaching as part of New York state teacher certification regulations.

The goal of the practicum is to serve as a bridge between the educational theory and practice taught in courses and the reality of public and private school classrooms.

Numerous and varied practicum opportunities are provided by the classroom teachers such as tutoring individuals and small groups, teaching part or all of a lesson, grading tests and quizzes, etc.

Practicum Form (Summer)

 

Student Teaching

Pre-service teachers student teach for one full semester and are observed weekly and supported by a college supervisor.

Prior to pre-service teaching, candidates work with their cooperating teachers, in their schools, for at least 12 hours each during the semester before student teaching.

Student teaching candidates are required to complete an application prior to taking their teaching methods course. In order to be eligible for pre-service teaching, students must meet the following criteria:

    * Overall grade point average of 2.7 or better
    * Education grade point-averageof 3.0 or better
    * Demonstration of professional commitment
    * Grade of 'B' or better in key education courses:

Childhood      Adolescent    Dual Adolescent/    TESOL
                                                    Special Ed
EDU 225           EDU 303        EDU 225            EDU 303
EDU 305           EDU 315        EDU 303            EDU 305
EDU 315           EDU 325        EDU 315            EDU 315
EDU 365           EDU 335        EDU 325            EDU 355
EDU 375           EDU 401        EDU 335            EDU 402
                                                    EDU 345
                                                    EDU 401

Placement Coordinator

Fieldwork placements and pre-service teaching sites are arranged for candidates by the Department of Education Placement Coordinator.

 

Scholarships

•  William F. Lynn and Mary Lynn Collins Scholarship Fund: Endowed by William F. Lynn and Mary Lynn Collins. Preference will be given to Native American students, students of color and women aged 25 or older.

•  Catherine Drumm Wright Scholarship Fund: Endowed by Robert C. Wright and awarded to students pursuing study in elementary education.