Department of Language, Literacy, and Technology
The program of study focuses on pedagogy and methodology as well as instruction in the current technological tools utilized in education settings. This program prepares educators:
- to identify, evaluate, and apply appropriate technologies, and to be familiar with research in curriculum and instruction;
- to enhance the teaching/learning process by integrating technology across the curriculum for all learners;
- to collaborate with other professionals in the field of education;
- students have the option of completing a traditional program OR enrolling in the “hybrid format” program that combines on-line distance learning (fall and spring semesters) with intensive summer study on campus.
Hybrid Model Option
- two year program utilizing on-line learning in combination with several on-campus meetings;
- program meets intensively for three weeks during two consecutive summers, plus courses during the fall and spring semesters that meet for two weeks each semester, with the remaining time spent learning through the use of on-line distance education;
- all students entering the hybrid program must start in the summer (program begins with the three week on-campus summer intensive program in July).
James Fenwick, Ed.D.
- Completed Online Application
- Completion of the professional statement as described on the application
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended
- Applicant must have completed, or will be completing, a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative index of 3.0 and a “B” average in the major field by the start date of the desired term.
- An applicant who does not meet these grade point average expectations must address them in his/her professional statement; please see the Professional Statement section of the admissions application for further information.
- Copy of verification of teacher certification from the TEACH system
- Two letters of recommendation
Certification required for admission: any teacher certification
Program leads to: Additional certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (K-12)
Eligibility to apply for Professional certifications held at the time of entrance to the graduate program
Teacher candidates use the NYS TEACH system to apply for Initial and Professional certification(s) and need to pay the fees in effect at the time they apply. They must pass the appropriate content area exams (CST) <www.nystce.nesinc.com> and have the appropriate years of teaching experience. New York State Education Department maintains a website with certification requirements: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/
NOTE: ALL STUDENTS COMPLETING THEIR DEGREE PROGRAM AFTER MAY 1, 2014 – ONLY CONTENT SPECIALTY TESTS (CST) WILL BE ACCEPTED. THERE WILL BE THREE OTHER ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED. AT THE TIME OF PUBLISHING THIS CATALOG, THESE ASSESSMENTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE.
During a teacher candidate’s final semester, information on the application process will be sent via email. Additional support may be obtained by contacting the Nazareth College Teacher Certification Office at (585)389-2592 or 2591 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, www.naz.edu/dept/edu/certification.cfm.
March 1 for Summer Term (Regular and Hybrid* Programs)
*Summer start term only for students in the Hybrid program
April 1 for Fall Term
October 1 for Spring Term
Applications received after the stated deadline will be processed on a space-available basis.