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Master Degrees in Instructional Technology, Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education, Adolescent Education and School Counseling

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT NYIT’S MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAMS

College advisement for all NYIT graduate programs is available on in-person registration days at UFT Headquarters, or by contacting the program contact person listed under each program to schedule an appointment. Students who have completed 9 credits must contact the college before registering for courses. For general program information, call NYIT at call NYIT at 1-212-261-1515 or 1-516-686-7777; you may also visit the college website.

 


Potential graduates should be aware that since most off-campus courses end later than those on campus, a diploma might not be awarded until the semester following the completion of coursework.


MASTER’S DEGREE IN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY FOR EDUCATORS (MSIT)
(33 credits)

Requirements for admission to the MSIT master’s program

  • 3.0 undergraduate average for full matriculation; and NYS certification;
  • GRE/MAT exam

Required foundation/professional core courses

  • EDIT 603    Foundations I: Philosophy and Technology of Education
  • EDIT 608    Curriculum Design and Development
  • EDIT 618    Foundations II: Diversity, Learning and Technology
  • EDIT 605     Instructional Applications of the Internet
  • EDIT 610     Multimedia/Authoring
  • EDIT 695     Field Experience Practicum and Seminar

Required pedagogical applications

  • EDIT 614    Language Arts and Technology
  • EDIT 624    Math, Science and Technology I (math focus)
  • EDIT 626     Math, Science and Technology II (science focus)

Elective

  • EDIT 663     Educational Use of Social Media

Pedagogical application

  • EDIT 690    Assessment and Evaluation

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MSIT FOR EDUCATORS PROGRAM

This master’s program in Instructional Technology develops expertise in the use of leading-edge media and technology for teaching and learning. Graduates of the program become master teachers in P-12 classrooms, or school or district instructional technology leaders, staff developers and curriculum designers. Initial courses enhance teachers’ expertise with a wide range of media and applications and set the stage for understanding how instructional technology can fulfill its potential to Entice, Encourage, Enable and Empower learners. Building on theories of learning, motivation and curriculum design, teachers next learn to apply newly developed technology skills in language arts, social studies, math, science and technology curricular content. An innovative action research project caps the experience as participants join the small number of certified educational technology specialists in New York State.

About the Instructional Technology program:

  • Aligned with the latest National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for Coaches from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • Candidates are prepared to be coaches and professional developers who design and provide building- and district-level PD using instructional technologies
  • Degree requirements have been streamlined (33 credits) and total tuition costs remain competitive
  • All courses have been updated to meet the latest curricular standards and reflect cutting-edge approaches to using technology in diverse K-12 classrooms
  • New elective courses are now available
  • State required field experience hours (50) are consolidated into a new Practicum and Seminar course

The program offers:

  • A 33-credit Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology
  • Eligibility for NYS certification as an Educational Technology Specialist
  • Eligibility for permanent or professional certification in first certificate area
  • Opportunity to become proficient in the use of leading-edge technology
  • Professional development for leadership in applying educational technology
  • Experience with tools for problem-solving and communication in the PreK-12 setting
  • Expertise in integrating technology and standards in the PreK-12 curriculum
  • Exciting learning environments with practitioner instructional technology faculty
  • Option for non-certified educators/others interested in technology in teaching and learning

For further details, email Erin Fabian of NYIT  or call 1-212-261-1529 for an appointment.


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, GRADES 1-6 (MSCHED)
45 credits - Initial Certification

Upon completion of all NYS certification requirements, this program leads to a master’s degree and eligibility for NYS initial certification in Childhood Education, Grades 1-6. The program facilitates the development of an understanding of child development; curriculum design; effective instructional practices to teach all children; and the integration of technology in teaching and learning.

For initial certification, all applicants to the program must:

  • have an earned bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0* and a major or its equivalent (minimum of 30-credit concentration) in biology, chemistry, economics, English, social studies, history, life science, mathematics, physics, psychology, or interdisciplinary arts and sciences;
  • have completed 6 credits in each of the following college-level courses: English, social studies, science, mathematics, a language other than English and a form of creative expression. Qualified candidates will be able to make up deficits in up to two areas before completion of the program;
  • GRE/MAT exam
  • personal statement
  • 2 letters of recommendation

* Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 require special advisement.

Foundation Courses:

  • EDPC 603     Foundations I: Philosophy & Technology of Education
  • EDPC 605     Curriculum Design and Development
  • EDPC 610     Foundations II Diversity, Learning and Technology in Education
  • EDPC 615     Human Growths and Development B-Grade 6
  • EDPC 664     Institutes in Education

Literacy Core:

  • EDLI 635     Theory and Practice of Literacy Instruction
  • EDLI 636     Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Disorders

Content Core:

  • EDLA 615     English Language Arts and Technology
  • EDSS 620     Social Studies and Technology
  • EDMA 625     Math, Science and Technology I
  • EDSC 626     Math, Science and Technology II

Research Core:

  • EDPC 690     Research Methods and Assessment
  • EDPC 691     Field Project

Student Teaching:

  • EDPC 681     Student Teaching and Seminar


College advisement for the MSCHED program is mandatory. For further information email Elizabeth Pirri or call 1-516-686-4931.


MASTER’S PROGRAM LEADING TO PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION: SPECIALIST IN MATHEMATICS – 36 credits
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION: SPECIALIST IN SCIENCE – 36 credits
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION – 36 credits

The UFT Course Program and New York Institute of Technology have collaborated to offer three new programs designed to prepare candidates for New York State professional certification.

Two master’s programs in adolescence education are designed to prepare teachers with initial NYS certification for professional certification and equip them with the knowledge and skills to integrate technology and use culturally-responsive instructional strategies to teach diverse students. The courses of study are rich in mathematics, science and instructional technology content, as well as pedagogy, adolescent development and evidence-based instructional strategies.

The master’s program in childhood education is designed for teachers with initial or professional certification, seeking additional skills in teaching and learning. This program focuses on students in grades 1-6. Candidates may possess certification in any discipline.

Admission requirements for all programs

  • a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • completed online or paper application and a $50 fee, made payable to New York Institute of Technology;
  • official transcripts from all colleges previously attended;
  • evidence of MMR from a physician; and, for those to whom it applies,
  • evidence of NYS provisional or initial certification.
  • GRE/MAT exam
  • personal statement
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Required courses for all programs

  • EDIT 605    Instructional Applications of the Internet
  • EDLI 635    Theory/Practice of Literacy Instruction
  • EDMA/EDSC 625    Mathematics, Science, & Technology I
  • EDPC 603    Foundations I: Philosophy and Technology of Education
  • EDPC 605    Curriculum Design & Development
  • EDPC 610    Foundations II: Diversity, Learning, and Technology of Education
  • EDPC 690    Research Methods and Assessment
  • EDPC 691    Field Project
  • EDMA/EDSC 626    Mathematics, Science, & Technology II

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION: 
Specialist in Mathematics

Required courses:

  • EDLI 637    Reading in the Content Area
  • EDMA 627    Mathematics & Technology in Education I
  • EDMA 628    Mathematics & Technology in Education II

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION: 
 
Specialist in Science

Required courses:

  • EDLI 637    Reading in the Content Area
  • EDSC 632    Biodiversity
  • EDSC 633    Understanding Space & Weather

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION: Professional Certification

Required courses:

  • EDLA 615    English Language Arts and Technology
  • EDLI 636    Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Disorders
  • EDSS 620    Social Studies and Technology

Participants in each of these programs will receive personal one-to-one advisement by expert program faculty. Qualified students may be eligible for Troops to Teachers funding and other financial aid.
For further information, call 1-516-686-1286.


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, BIRTH TO GRADE 2

45 Credits Initial Certification/
36 Credits Professional Certification

 Upon completion of all NYS certification requirements, this program leads to a master’s degree and eligibility for NYS initial certification in Early Childhood Education, Birth to Grade 2. This program facilitates the development of an understanding of early childhood development, curriculum design; effective instruction practices to teach young children; and the integrating of technology in teaching and learning. It prepares candidates for teaching in a variety of educational settings within the birth to grade 2 levels.

Foundation Courses:

  • EDPC 603    Foundations I: Philosophy & Technology of Education
  • EDPC 605    Curriculum Design & Development
  • EDPC 610    Foundations II: Diversity, Learning & Technology in Education
  • EDPC 615    Human Growth and Development (45 Credits Only)

Technology Core:

  • EDIT 629    Creative Arts for Elementary Education

Literacy Core:

  • EDLI 635    Theory and Practice of Literacy Instruments
  • EDLI 636    Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Disorders

Content Core:

  • EDLA 615    Language Arts and Technology
  • EDSS 620    Social Studies and Technology
  • EDMA 625    Mathematics, Science and Technology I
  • EDSC 631     Mathematics, Science and Technology II

Research Core:

  • EDPC 690   Research Methods & Assessment
  • EDPC 691   Field Project

Student Teaching:

  • EDPC 681   Student Teaching and Seminar (45 Credits Only)

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, BIRTH TO GRADE 2

WITH BILINGUAL EXTENSION



45 Credits Initial Certification/36 Credits Professional Certification

 Upon completion of all NYS certification requirements, this program leads to a master’s degree and eligibility for NYS initial certification in Early Childhood Education, Birth to Grade 2. This program facilitates the development of an understanding of early childhood development, curriculum design; effective instruction practices to teach young children; and the integrating of technology in teaching and learning. It prepares candidates for teaching in a variety of educational settings within the birth to grade 2 levels. The Bilingual Extension program is offered to candidates who are already certified to teach in New York State and wish to teach English Language Learners (ELLs) in a bilingual setting. Upon successful completion of the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA) and course requirements for this extension, teacher candidates will be certified to teach English Language Learners in a bilingual setting. As part of the required clinical experience, candidates must complete college supervised field experiences of 50 hours within a bilingual setting.

Foundation Courses:

  • EDPC 603    Foundations I: Philosophy & Technology of Education
  • EDPC 605    Curriculum Design & Development
  • EDPC 610    Foundations II: Diversity, Learning & Technology in Education
  • EDPC 615    Human Growth and Development (45 Credits Only)

Technology Core:

  • EDIT 629    Creative Arts for Elementary Education

Literacy Core:

  • EDLI 635    Theory and Practice of Literacy Instruments
  • EDLI 636     Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Disorders

Content Core:

  • EDLA 615     Language Arts and Technology
  • EDSS 620     Social Studies and Technology
  • EDMA 625     Mathematics, Science and Technology I
  • EDSC 631     Mathematics, Science and Technology II

Research Core:

  • EDPC 690    Research Methods & Assessment
  • EDPC 691    Field Project

Student Teaching:

  • EDPC 681    Student Teaching and Seminar (45 Credits Only)

Bilingual Extension:

  • EDBL 603    Foundations I: Principles and Practices in Bilingual Ed
  • EDLI 634    Teaching Literacy in Bilingual Education

Elective in Bilingual Education


MIDDLE SCHOOL CERTIFICATION EXTENSIONS 
FOR CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TEACHERS

NYIT School of Education offers courses needed for eligibility to extend New York State Childhood Education Teacher Certification to Middle School Level, Grades 7-9 in just two part-time semesters for teachers holding initial, professional, or permanent certification in Elementary Education K-6 or Childhood Education, Grades 1-6.

These programs enable teachers to:

  • Extend their existing certification to grades 7-9 mathematics, science or English.
  • Develop skills and expertise required to effectively teach young adolescents.
  • 
Use research-based, effective teaching strategies and technology to design instruction that maximizes success for middle school students.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

Childhood Education 7-9 extension in Middle School Mathematics

  • EDPC 616     Human Growth, and Development and Learning for Middle Childhood and 
Adolescence Education
  • EDPC 617     Curriculum and Instruction for Middle Childhood Education
  • EDMA 627     Mathematics and Technology in Education I
  • EDMA 628     Mathematics and Technology in Education II

Childhood Education 7-9 Extension in Middle School Science

  • EDPC 616     Human Growth, and Development and Learning for Middle Childhood and 
Adolescence Education
  • EDPC 617     Curriculum and Instruction for Middle Childhood Education
  • EDSC 630     Teaching Life Science in the Middle School Using Technology—Content and Methodology
  • EDSC 631     Teaching Physical Science in the Middle School Using Technology—Content and Methodology

Childhood Education 7-9 Extension in Middle School English

  • EDPC 616     Human Growth, and Development and Learning for Middle Childhood and 
Adolescence Education
  • EDPC 617     Curriculum and Instruction for Middle Childhood Education
  • EDLA 620     Teaching English/Language Arts in the Middle School Using Technology (I)—Pedagogy
  • EDLA 621     Teaching English/Language Arts in the Middle School Using Technology (II)—Content

Teachers who hold NYS Initial or Professional Certification in Childhood Education and who satisfy all NYSED requirements, including an appropriate concentration of 30 credits in an approved subject area (math, English language arts, social studies or science), may use these courses as part of 6 credits in middle school pedagogy to apply for an NYSED Middle School Extension Certificate.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants for admission to the 7-9 extension program for childhood education certification must be in the process of completing or already possess valid initial or professional certification in childhood education (Grades 1-6) or elementary education and demonstrated completion of at least 30 semester hours of college course work in the subject area (English, mathematics or science) to be taught with a GPA of 3.0. For further information and personal advisement call 516-686-1286.


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SCHOOL COUNSELING (GUIDANCE) – 48 Credits

NYIT SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

New York Institute of Technology, in collaboration with the UFT Course Program, offers a master’s degree in School Counseling nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program now offers 2 or 3 year completion options and consists of consists of online, blended, and face-to-face classes. Field experience and technology are used in creative and meaningful ways, starting with the first course. NYIT schedules information sessions each spring. Successful candidates will be admitted to the fall semester.

The mission of the School Counseling master’s program is to prepare culturally competent and skilled school counseling professionals to meet the growing needs of K-12 students in today’s schools. The competency-based school counseling program prepares professional school counselors to deliver comprehensive programs that promote success for all students (PreK-12) in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development. Through advocacy, collaboration and teamwork, leadership, individual and group counseling interventions and use of data and technology, NYIT school counselor candidates will be prepared to support, promote and enhance student achievement and success in school. Unique in its cross-disciplinary approach, candidates in school counseling share core courses with mental health and teacher education students.

ADMISSIONS

  • Applicants are encouraged to contact the program coordinator and attend an information session. These are scheduled periodically.
  • For full matriculation, applicants are admitted annually for the fall semester; however, students may begin course work the preceding summer with permission.
  • College graduates may enter from a variety of backgrounds including, but not limited to: education, the helping professions, business and industry. The GRE might be required based on
    GPA. Please contact the department for more information.

Admission to the program has two distinct components: fulfilling the requirements for admission to the NYIT graduate program and the completing of a departmental admissions portfolio. The portfolio includes reference forms, a resume, a summary of experience in schools, a professional goals statement, individual and group interviews and other information related to the candidate’s qualifications. Additional information may be found on the School Counseling website.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

Foundation courses

  • EDCO 600    Introduction to School Counseling
  • EDCO 601    Human Development
  • EDCO 615*    Foundations of Counseling
  • EDCO 705*     Career Counseling and Lifestyles Development

*to be taken at either the Manhattan or Old Westbury campus

Core courses

  • EDCO 620*     Group Counseling/Leadership Skills
  • EDCO 650     Social Justice, Diversity and Cultural Issues
  • EDCO 635*     Consultation: School and Community
  • EDCO 640     School Counseling Programs: Development and Implementation
  • EDCO 725     School Violence and Student Behavior Management
  • EDCO 810*     Research, Assessment and Technology
  • EDCO 835*     Educational Law, Policy and Ethics

Choose one:

  • EDCO 671     Post Secondary Transitions and College Counseling
  • EDCO 665     Special Needs Student

Practicum

  • EDCO 870*     Field Experience and Practicum

*to be taken at either the Manhattan or Old Westbury campus

Internship

  • EDCO 730*     Internship: Academic, Career, Personal Development — Part 1 (300 hours)
  • EDCO 740*     Internship: Academic, Career, Personal Development — Part 2 (300 hours)

*to be taken at either the Manhattan or Old Westbury campus

Select one elective course through the UFT Course Program

  • EDCO 665     The Special Needs Student
  • EDCO 680     Counseling and Cultural Competence in a Global Society
  • EDCO 685     Cultural Mediation for Counselors and Educators
  • EDCO 707*     Advanced Career Counseling
  • EDCO 709*     Advanced Studies in Work Force Development

*These courses are part of a National Certificate program in Career Development Facilitation. An additional tuition increment applies. Please read the course descriptions carefully.

PLEASE NOTE: All NYIT school counseling courses may be used toward permanent certification.

For information, session dates and department portfolio guidelines, please email Erin Fabian, Staff Associate at NYIT’s School of Education. You may also write to 1855 Broadway, New York, NY 10023 or call 1-212-261-1529.

To contact the program coordinator, email Dr. Carol Dahir  or call her at the Manhattan campus at 1-212-261-1529.