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Title: Shear School of Education Summer Orientation Welcome!!

Shear School of Education Summer Orientation
  • 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.
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Shear School of Education
educationLook 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

School of Education Majors Leading to Initial
  • 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

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
  • http//

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 2.75.
  • Application deadlines are December 1st and June
    1st of each year.

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.

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).

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.

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
  • 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.

School of Education Course Blocks
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

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 1130AM -
    330PM, while others must leave TR 8AM - 12 noon
    free (this will depend on what block it is and
    when the corresponding courses are taught).

  • 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.

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
  • Psych 215 (Child Development)
  • HPE 350 (Health and Safety Issues in Schools)

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
  • 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.

  • 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.

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
  • Womens Studies

Relationships Among Courses Major, Core,
Concentration, and Required Related
Required Related
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.

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

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

  • 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.

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)

Before you come for your advisement appointment
  • 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
  • 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

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 Salmon Dr. Katie Rommel-Esham
  • 585.245.5326 585.245.5325
  • Dr. Brian Morgan Mrs. Tracy Peterson
  • Assistant to the Dean
  • 585.245.5149
  • 585.245.5443
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