Teacher Education ProgramsThe teacher education programs are designed to develop students who are reflective professionals. The programs of study integrate a strong liberal arts foundation with research-validated pedagogical knowledge. As members of a community of learners, students are expected to master the personal and professional knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to teach and assess students within the full range of individual abilities, to evaluate and improve teaching, to develop creative standards-based curricula, and to contribute as effective teachers and leaders in their schools and communities. The role of research and technology and the importance of critical thinking, creative problem solving, and multicultural and global perspectives are emphasized.
General Description and Requirements
Marist College offers New York State approved and registered undergraduate programs leading to initial certification in the following fields and continues to update programs to maintain compliance with New York State teacher education requirements:
Childhood Education 1-6 and Childhood Education/Special Education 1-6 (dual certification only). The program of study leading to dual certification, Childhood Education (1-6) and Childhood Education/Special Education (1-6), prepares graduates to teach in the general childhood education classrooms and in a variety of settings serving students with special educational needs. All dual certification students are psychology majors. The psychology major provides a comprehensive understanding of human behavior and specifically emphasizes the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children for successful learning in grades 1 through 6.
The programs of study in Adolescence Education (7-12) integrate teacher preparation with an academic major in the secondary-school subject area. Contact the Associate Dean of Teacher Education or the Coordinator of Adolescence Education for information.
Certain students may also choose to seek acceptance into the Accelerated Program, resulting in the dual certification and the Master of Arts in Educational Psychology. Contact the Associate Dean of Teacher Education for information.
To meet the remaining requirements for initial certification in New York State, all teaching candidates must pass qualifying New York State examinations and also meet a foreign-language requirement.
Professional Education Unit Initial Teaching Standards/Proficiencies
(Middle States Student Learning Outcomes.)