M.Ed. in General Studies, Professional Certification Option

M. Ed. in General Studies
NY Professional Certification Option – 36 sem hrs.

This program of study is valid for recommendation for the following New York State professional certificate areas: adolescence education; middle childhood education (specialist); or teacher of a special subject: visual arts. (Note: Additional requirements for 3 years of teaching, or equivalent, including one year of mentored teaching experience must also be completed for professional certification in New York State.) This program of study is also valid for recommendation for New York State permanent teaching certification in all certificate areas; in this case, additional testing is also required.

Course Requirements

Area 1 Foundations of Education (6 sem. hrs.)

EDUC 507 Philosophy of Education (required)
(Select 1 course)
EDUC 515 Conflict Resolution OR
EDUC 516 Issues and Ethics in the Human Service Professions OR
EDUC 524 Multicultural Counseling and Education

Area 2 Educational Research (9 sem. hours)
EDUC 519 Educational Statistics and Research
EDUC 548 Educational Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation
(Select 1 course)
EDUC 500 Research Project in Education OR
EDUC 600 Thesis (up to 6 sem. hrs.)

Area 3 Learning and Behavior (3 sem. hrs.)
(Select 1 course)
EDPS 538 Learning Disabilities
EDPS 541 Counseling Children and Adolescents
EDPS 550 Human Development and Lifespan Counseling
EDPS 551 Relationships between Schools and Families

Area 4 Curriculum and Instruction (6 sem. hrs.)
EDUC 595 Internship/Mentorship Program (6 sem. hours) OR
(Select 2 courses)
EDUC 504 Applications of Educational Technology
EDUC 530 Constructivist Practices in Education
EDUC 540 Language Acquisition and Literacy Development across the Curriculum 
EDUC 599 Curriculum Development

Area 5 Pedagogical Content and Subject Matter Studies (12 sem. hrs.)
(Select 4 courses)
EDUC 566 SpTp: Pedagogical Content in the Certificate Area
[NYSED regulations require "at least 12 semester hours in graduate study in the subject of the certificate or that links pedagogy and content in the subject of the certificate or a related subject." New courses in Pedagogical Content Studies are offered every year. They are transcripted under the education departmental title (e.g., EDUC 566, SpTp: Constructivist Approaches to Teaching Geometry).]
DEPT 566 SpTp: Subject Matter Studies
[Graduate students may take selected graduate-level versions of upper-level (300-400 level) undergraduate courses in the academic departments at St. Lawrence. In order to enroll, the student must have permission of the instructor, who will provide a separate syllabus (or addendum) with appropriate graduate-level expectations, assignments, and grading criteria. The courses are transcripted under the departmental title (e.g., ENGL 566, SpTp: Shakespeare’s Tragedies).]

To apply or request further information regarding this program, contact Dr. Esther Oey, Coordinator, Teacher Education Program & General Studies Program.

Recognized Occupation(s): Many graduates of the Teacher Certification Program choose paths leading to New York State certification as a school teacher. Other graduates are employed in higher education and social service positions. (25-2031.00)
On-time Graduate Rates: Not applicable
Tuition and Fees: While subject to change, tuition and fees information can be found here.
Median Loan Debt: Not applicable
Placement Rate: Not applicable