SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

School of Education

Teacher Education Programs

LIU Hudson can help you to become a teacher, or enhance your existing skills and credentials. K-12 education is in the midst of tremendous change.  The U.S. Department of Education estimates 1.6 million new teachers will be needed by 2022.  New York State will need 180,000 teachers over the coming decade.  Whether you come to us directly from an undergraduate experience in teacher education, another field, or are already credentialed and seeking additional certifications (including advancement into educational leadership), we have the seasoned faculty and staff to help you meet your objectives and fill the looming educator shortage.

LIU Hudson teachers and educational leaders have a formidable history of achievement. They teach in classrooms across the county, the region and the nation. They are the assistant principals and principals who manage our schools and the assistant superintendents and superintendents who set and implement district-wide policies. Despite radical changes in New York State certification requirements for teachers and educational leaders beginning in 2014-2015, our graduates continue to set impressive standards of success as teachers and leaders.

New content specialty tests were designed and implemented in AY 2015-2016.  As a result of the resulting disruptions, New York State continues to offer “safety nets” for some tests and offers new safety nets for others. During the period September 2016 through May 2017, LIU Hudson had 35 Initial certification completers and 46 Professional (Advanced) certification completers.

Initial Certification candidates demonstrated their intention to become teachers in NYS by taking varying combinations of 22 different New York State Teacher Certification Examinations. When fewer than 10 students took a given examination, no passing rate was published by the test administrators. Thus, pass rates were reported for only five of the tests and, in every instance but one the LIU Hudson pass rate surpassed the statewide average.

LIU Hudson utilizes an instrument that measures the teaching effectiveness of student/supervised teachers. Applied for both formative and summative purposes, it reveals, on a consistent basis, the strength and impact of LIU Hudson’s student/supervised teachers in the classroom.  Scores range from 4, “highly competent,” to 3, “competent,” to 2, “minimally competent,” to 1, “not competent.” The instrument utilizes 37 items divided among 9 rating categories, which probe, among others, organization/planning, use of technology, methods of instruction, etc. The average summative score across all categories for student/supervised teachers in AY 2016-2017 was 3.7 of a possible 4.0.

In response to a survey designed to elicit responses to specific questions relating to their experiences in the LIU Hudson teacher preparation program, 32 of 35 completers of Initial certification programs responded.  Using a 5 point Likert Scale (5=Excellent; 4=Very Good; 3=Good; 2=Fair; 1=Poor), program completers were asked to “rate how effectively you believe the program has prepared you” in each of  twelve areas. Probes ranged from the ability to use data to improve teaching and learning, to communicating with parents, classroom management, lesson planning, etc.

Degree completer ratings were “good or better” 90-100% for all items with four items (classroom management, knowledge of content, collaborating with other professionals, and teaching methods) receiving scores of 100%; five items (communicating with students, lesson implementation, differentiating instruction, using data to improve teaching and learning and assessment of student learning) received scores of 97%, two items (lesson planning and responding to multicultural issues and needs) received scores of 91% and the final item (communicating with parents) received a score  of 90%.

Perhaps equally telling are such comments as:

  • Each class I was enrolled in helped to build a strong foundation for which my teaching career rest upon. Thank you LIU staff.
  • Excellent Program! I learned so much & I am putting it into practice every day. All the professors are extremely knowledgeable & experienced.
  • All the things I have been taught I use in my classroom on a daily basis.

According to the most recent data available, the 4-year graduation rate is 78% for students pursuing initial certification, who entered educator preparation programs in AY 2013-2014.


Childhood Education Programs

GRADUATE PROGRAMS ADVANCED CERTIFICATES
M.S.Ed. in Childhood Education (1 - 6) Advanced Certificate in Childhood Education
M.S.Ed. in Childhood Education/Special Education (1 - 6)
M.S.Ed. in Childhood Education (1 - 6) / Literacy (B - 6)
M.S.Ed. in Childhood Education (1 - 6) and TESOL (K - 12)
M.S.Ed. in Childhood Special Education (1-6) and Literacy (B-6)
M.S.Ed. Special Education in Childhood
M.S.Ed. in Special Education Childhood (1-6) with Autism Specialization

Early Childhood Education Programs

GRADUATE PROGRAMS ADVANCED CERTIFICATES
M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood and Childhood Education
Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Education
M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education
Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education
M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood and Literacy
Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education

Literacy Education Programs

GRADUATE PROGRAMS ADVANCED CERTIFICATES
M.S.Ed. in Childhood Education (1-6) and Literacy (B-6)
Advanced Certificate in Literacy (B-6)
M.S.Ed. in Childhood Special Education (1-6) and Literacy (B-6)
Advanced Certificate in Literacy (5-12)
M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood and Literacy 

M.S.Ed. in Literacy (B-6)

M.S.Ed. in Literacy (B-6 & 5-12)

M.S.Ed. in Writing & Reading (B-6)

M.S.Ed. in Writing & Reading (5-12)


Middle Childhood and Adolescence Education Programs 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS ADVANCED CERTIFICATES
M.S.Ed. in Adolescence Education (7-12): Mathematics, Science, Social Studies or English
Advanced Certificate in Adolescence Education (7-12) in Math, Science, English or Social Studies
M.S.Ed. in Middle Childhood and Adolescence Education
Advanced Certificate in Middle Childhood and Adolescence Education (5-12) in Math, Science, English, or Social Studies
M.S.Ed. in Middle Childhood and Adolescence Education: Languages other than English (5-12)
Advanced Certificate in Special Education in Adolescence (7-12)
M.S.Ed. in Middle Childhood and Adolescence Special Education (7-12) Math, Science, English, or Social Studies
Advanced Certificate in Special Education (7-12) Generalist
M.S.Ed. in Special Education: Adolescence (7-12) with a Concentration in Autism

M.S.Ed. in Special Education (7-12) and Middle Childhood and Adolescence (5-12)


TESOL and Bilingual Education Programs

GRADUATE PROGRAMS ADVANCED CERTIFICATES
M.S.Ed. in Childhood Education and TESOL
Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Education
M.S.Ed. in TESOL (All grades)
Advanced Certificate in TESOL (All grades)
M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood and Literacy 
Advanced Certificate in TESOL - Adult/Post-Secondary -
(Non-Certification)


Advanced Certificate in TESOL Special Education - ITI/Online *

Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Special Education - ITI/Online *


Special Education Programs

GRADUATE PROGRAMS ADVANCED CERTIFICATES
M.S. in Ed. in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education (Birth – Gr. 2)
Advanced Certificate in Autism
M.S. in Ed. in Childhood Special Education (Gr. 1 – 6)
Advanced Certificate in Childhood Special Education (Gr. 1 – 6)
M.S. in Ed. in Special Education (Gr. 1 – 6) and Literacy (Birth – 6)
Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education (Birth – Gr. 2)
M.S. in Ed. in Childhood (Gr. 1 – 6) and Special Education (Gr. 1 – 6)
Advanced Certificate in Special Education (7-12) Generalist
M.S. Ed. in Childhood Special Education with an Autism Concentration (Gr. 1 – 6)

M.S. Ed. in Special Education: Adolescence Generalist (Gr. 7 – 12)
M.S.Ed. in Special Education: Adolescence Generalist (Gr. 7-12), with prior certification
M.S. in Ed in Special Education: Adolescence Generalist 
(Gr. 7 – 12) and Content Areas of Math, Science, Social Studies or English (Gr. 5 – 12)

M.S.Ed. in Special Education: Adolescence Generalist (Gr. 7-12), with an Autism Concentration

*Program is only open to applicants who are:
(1) certified Special Education classroom teachers and
(2) currently working full time in an ESOL or Bilingual Education Program.



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