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Five Towns College Graduate Catalog 2010-2011

Five Towns College Graduate Catalog 2010-2011

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Founded in 1972, Five Towns College is an independent,
nonsectarian, coeducational institution of higher education
that serves both residential and commuter student
populations. It is committed to providing high quality
undergraduate and graduate programs at the Associate,
Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral levels that lead to
professional and liberal arts degrees.

ACCREDITATION

Five Towns College is accredited by the Commission on Higher

Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and
Schools , 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-662-
5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional
accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education

and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The Education Unit at Five Towns College is accredited by
the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Educa-
tion (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500,
Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 466-7496. This ac-

creditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and
advanced educator preparation programs.

The College is chartered by the New York State Board of
Regents. Its curricula are registered by the New York State
Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue - 2 West
Mezzanine, Albany, New York 12234 (518) 474-3862.

THE LONG ISLAND METROPOLITAN REGION

Five Towns College is situated within an easy commute to

the places where the world's greatest musicians gather and

perform, as well as the varied cultural attractions that make
the Long Island Metropolitan Region a mecca of world
culture. The educational advantage of being in the artistic
capital of the world cannot be overemphasized.
New York City, with everything from Lincoln Center to
Broadway, is just a train ride away and provides students
with some of the best cultural advantages in the world. The
opportunity to see, hear and directly experience the plethora
of creative activities that only New York City offers is one

that cannot fail to make a student's four years at Five Towns

College much more than an opportunity for technical growth.
It is truly a chance to expand every horizon and to mature
intellectually, emotionally, and culturally.
Closer to campus, the many communities of Long Island abound
with cultural and recreational opportunities. The sandy shores

of Jones Beach State Park and the Fire Island National Seashore

are world renowned for their white sandy beaches. Just off

campus is Long Island's bustling Route 110 corridor, the home

of numerous national and multinational corporations.

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College President and founders Stanley and Lorraine Cohen with actress Kitty Carlisle
Hart and legendary writers and lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green
at a Friars Foundation Annual International Gala Dinner and Ball.

Dr. Stanley Cohen, Cy Leslie and Clive Davis at recent commencement
awarding an Honorary Doctor of Music Degree (Mus.D.) to Mr. Davis.

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CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM (1-6)

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The graduate program in Childhood Education, leading to the

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) degree is a direct
outgrowth of the Bachelor of Science Program in Childhood
Education. It enables graduates of the B.S. program and
other qualifed individuals to complete the Regents require-
ments in this area leading to New York State Certifcation.

The program has been designed by the Education faculty
of Five Towns College and teachers and administrators cur-
rently working in various school districts on Long Island. It
is the intent of this program to enhance student understand-
ing, pedagogical skills and appreciation of the recent Stan-

dards put forth by the Regents. The courses are organized

in progressive tiers from the 500 level up to the research
courses and seminars in the 700 level. The coursework can
be completed in three semesters of full-time study or on a
part-time basis.

The objectives of the program are to provide graduates
students with the ability to:

• teach the history, philosophy and current trends in the feld
of childhood education;
• apply current thinking on evaluations and assessment in
the classroom;
• teach literacy, mathematics and technology;
• incorporate different cultures into the classroom;
• meet the educational needs of exceptional children; and
• evaluate research in the area of Childhood Education.

The curriculum consists of 36 credits in Master’s level
courses and 25 hours of feld experience designed to develop

or enhance the level of competencies of the classroom

teacher in areas of instruction related to grades 1-6. Graduate

students are taught research skills that will enable them to
select, analyze and evaluate current research articles and

proposals so that they can incorporate select fndings into

their instruction/learning processes.

Courses are taught by instructors who have the academic

credentials, college teaching and signifcant professional

experience in Childhood Education that enables them to
teach practical applications as well as current academic
theory and practice.

The program framework calls for consonance and coherence
with its theoretical and conceptual base, student outcomes,
courses, instruction and evaluation. The content of courses
complement each other and are consistent with the conceptual
framework of the program.

The graduate program in Childhood Education is designed
to develop and enhance the level of competencies of the
classroom teacher in areas of instruction related to grades

1-6, to establish research skills in various education topics
and increase expertise and knowledge of the teacher's role
in the teaching-learning process.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

1. Satisfactory completion of thirty-six (36) credits of

course work that are designed to have the student acquire

knowledge, expertise, and research skills in the feld;

2. 25 hours of feld experience;

3. A minimum of 24 credits at the College;

4. A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0; and

5. A research project approved by the Graduate Advisor.

Candidates for the master's degree must complete all re-
quirements within fve years of the date of matriculation.

If continuous matriculation has not been maintained, a
reevaluation of credentials will be required.

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