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Graduate Catalog 2023 - 2024 
    
Graduate Catalog 2023 - 2024

Dual Resident Education Program, M.Ed. (with licensure for P-5 General Education, P-5 Intervention Specialist, and TESOL endorsement)


The Dual Resident Education Program, an advanced degree program, was developed to graduate candidates who have knowledge, skills and experience with early childhood/primary, special education, and second language learning needs and characteristics.

Requirements for the three licensure programs and state standards will be met for early childhood education (ECE)/primary, early childhood intervention specialist (ECIS), and teaching English for speakers of other languages (TESOL). 

The Dual Resident Education Program


66 credits

Master’s degree leading to two teaching licensures and an endorsement: early childhood education primary, early childhood intervention specialist (ECIS), and teaching English for speakers of other languages (TESOL).

The Dual Resident Education Program is an advanced degree program developed to graduate candidates who have knowledge, skills and experience with primary, special education, and second language learning needs and characteristics. Due to the nature of the curriculum integration between the three content areas (primary, early childhood intervention specialist and TESOL) throughout the whole program, no single licensure is possible. 

Requirement for the three licensure programs and state standards will be met for early primary, early childhood intervention specialist (ECIS), and teaching English for speakers of other languages (TESOL). The program tentative starting date is Fall 2020.

The development of the curricula for the program has happened in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders such as K-12 partners, faculty, administration, student advising, and field services.

A number of learning goals and experiences incorporated will promote successful candidate learning outcome and thus, closing the achievement and opportunity gaps for K-12 students in urban schools.

The Rotation and Internship Descriptions throughout this program describe experiences candidates will have in a clinically-based program.

Courses and Clinical Experiences

Theme

Content

Student Credit Hours

Rotation 1 and Seminar

Setting the context

 (K-5 Placement)

 

Introduction to the Profession and Social Foundations

Introduction to Diverse Learner Characteristics 

3 credits

Rotation 2 and Seminar

Instruction and assessment 

(K-5 Placement)

 

Licensure specific assessments

Introduction to Exceptionalities

3 credits

Internship I and Seminar

 

Practice & Professionalism 

(PK/K Severe Disabilities Placement)

 

Licensure specific assessments Identification and Intervention 

6 credits

Internship II and Seminar

Teachers as Leaders

Practicing the profession with significant reflection and collaboration  

 

9 credits

Admission Information


In addition to the requirements of the College of Graduate Studies, candidates pursuing a teaching license through the Ohio Department of Education must satisfy the following admission requirements:

1. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better from an accredited and acceptable university. A candidate admitted as a non-degree graduate student must earn a GPA or 3.0 or above after completing 12 graduate credit hours, including EDB 601 with a grade of B- or better, and satisfying all other licensure program admissions requirements to be admitted into a licensure program. A score at or above the 50% percentile on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination on each section will also fulfill the GPA requirement.

2. Background check. All prospective licensure candidates must pay for an initial BCI/FBI check at the time of their initial visit to the Education Student Services Center (except for MUST and international students, who are required to have a BCI/FBI check prior to starting their first field experience). Throughout their licensure program, candidates are required to pay for and complete additional BCI/FBI fingerprinting checks to ensure that a valid report is always on file with the Office of Field Services as required for field placement. Prospective candidates with criminal records indicating convicted offenses considered by the Ohio Department of Education to be “absolute bars” to licensure will be denied acceptance to the college and any registration permissions for subsequent semesters will be revoked. Prospective candidates with criminal records indicating convicted offenses eligible for rehabilitation will be referred to the Ohio Department of Education Office of Professional Conduct to determine whether they will be able to obtain a teaching license.

3. Post-baccalaureate and graduate candidates who complete all academic content courses prior to CSU professional course work (e.g. adolescent/young adult or middle grades licensure areas) must take and pass the relevant Ohio Assessments for Educators content knowledge assessment prior to admission. Candidates who need to take content courses at Cleveland State University are allowed to take content knowledge assessments prior to student teaching.

Program of Study


The Rotation and Internship Descriptions throughout this program describe experiences candidates will have in a clinically-based program. The program of study also includes the College Core and Literacy.

Internship I: 12 credits


Practice and Professionalism (PK/K - Severe Disabilities Placement)

  • Licensure-specific assessments
  • Identification and intervention

Internship II: 10 credits


Teachers as Leaders

Practicing the profession with significant reflection and collaboration

Exit Requirements


To complete the Dual Resident Education Program and be recommended for an Ohio Teaching License (Degree and Licensures option), the exit criteria is: ​

  • Successful completion of the Teacher Performance Assessment (EdTPA)
  • Successful completion of the Internship II
  • Passing score(s) on all required OAE examinations

Due to the nature of the curriculum integration between the three content areas (primary, early childhood intervention specialist and TESOL) throughout the whole program, no single licensure is possible. 

To complete the Dual Resident Education Program as a degree only, with no teaching licensures recommendation, the exit criteria is one of the following:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Thesis
  • Project

Note:  A checkpoint system is used to monitor candidate progress throughout the program.