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Degree Requirements
The M.S. degree in Urban & Multicultural Education requires the completion of 30 credits:

I. Foundation Courses
9 credits
EDUC 502
Foundations of Urban and Multicultural Education
EDUC 504
Cross-Cultural Communication 
EDUC 506
Language, Cognitive Development, and Cultural Diversity
II. Required Courses Offered Offsite
12 credits 
EDUC 602
Research for Classroom Teachers
EDUC 604
Methods in Multicultural Education 
EDUC 606 
Urban and Environmental Education 
EDUC 608 
Contemporary Health Issues in Urban Education 
III. Concentration Courses
9 credits (700-level) 
  a) Special Education, or 
  b) Middle Level Education, or 
  c) English as a Second Language, or 
  d) Instructional Technology and Global Perspectives 

All courses in the education program are evaluated with letter grades. The Pass/Fail distinction is used only with the final comprehensive exam.

Exit Requirements
All students are required to pass a comprehensive examination. Students take this examination at the completion of the program and must register at least three months before the published test administration date.

Exit Criteria and Certification 
A student who successfully completes all academic and professional requirements will be recommended by the Teacher Education Department for professional New York State certification in Childhood Education Grades 1-6. Academic requirements include completion of all courses with the prescribed grades and grade point average. Professional requirements include demonstration of affective behaviors appropriate to the profession.

New Workshop Requirement
Effective December 31, 2013, New York State Department of Education requires all applicants for Certification to complete six clock hours of coursework or training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (Article 2, Sections 10-18 of the NYS Education Law). This training will be provided on-campus at least once during each academic year. Students must complete this workshop prior to program completion in order to receive College endorsement for certification.