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Humanistic/Multicultural Education


36-Credit Teacher Certification Programs

SPECIAL SUBJECTS: HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY, MUSIC, FAMILY/CONSUMER SCIENCE

Curriculum Requirements / 36 credits

Core Courses in Humanistic/Multicultural Education. . . . . . . 9 credits
EDS 541 Humanistic/Multicultural Approaches to Education and
Human Services
EDS 748 Qualitative Research Methods (taken after completion of
at least 27 credits)
EDS 749 Seminar in Humanistic Education (taken after
completion of at least 27 credits)

Electives in Humanistic/Multicultural Education . . . . . . . . . . . 9 credits
EDS 545 Cooperatively Structured Learning
EDS 546 Conflict Resolution in Education
EDS 582 Exploration of Gender in Education
EDS 732 Group Dynamics
EDS 741 Affective Education

Courses to Educate Teachers to Work with Diverse Learners . . . . 6 credits
EDS 581 Issues of Racism and Sexism in Education
EDS 565 Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms

Content Area Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 credits

Electives in Humanistic/Multicultural Education, Special Education or Foundations . . . . . . . . 6 credits

30-Credit General Program

The flexibility of this program design allows each student to develop an individual plan of study unique to his/her professional goals by providing a wide variety of electives in education, liberal arts, and fine arts.

Curriculum Requirements / 30 credits

Core Courses in Humanistic/Multicultural Education . . . . 9 credits
EDS 541 Introduction to Humanistic/Multicultural Education and Human Services
EDS 748 Qualitative Research Methods in Humanistic Education
EDS 749 Seminar in Humanistic/Multicultural Education and Human Services

EDS 581 Issues of Racism and Sexism in Education . . . . 3 credits

Electives in Humanistic/Multicultural Education . . . . . 6 credits

Electives in Education, Liberal Arts, and Fine Arts . . . . . 12 credits

Special Emphases within the 30-credit General Program

The Program offers three special emphases to meet specific professional needs:

- A special emphasis in Women's Studies and Services. Within the 30-credit MPS program, professionals working with women or women's programs can take a series of courses in the program that provide a specific concentration on women and women's issues.

- A special emphasis for Not-For-Profit Professionals. Within the 30-credit MPS program, not-for-profit professionals working in a wide range of community organizations can take a series of courses in the Program as well as choose from a range of courses offered in the School of Education, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Business that address the specific needs of their not-for-profit roles.

- A special emphasis for Higher Education Professionals. Within the 30-credit MPS program, higher education professionals working in administrative, student service, and instructional roles can take a series of courses in the Program as well as choose from a range of courses offered in the School of Education, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Business that address the specific needs of their higher education roles.

- A special emphasis for professionals interested in developing their knowledge and skills in the area of International Community Growth and Change. Students can participate in two complementary sets of experiences:

• a series of core and elective graduate courses that build the foundation of skills and knowledge to effectively work internationally.
• a semester-long or summer study abroad program in conjunction with the International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership and the Center for International Studies at SUNY New Paltz that includes academic study and service learning through community volunteer experiences.