Current Graduate Programs

The OWL Teacher Center 2019 Graduate Programs

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Please check this site often for updates on our programs.

As of July 1, 2012, the OWL Teacher Center will be collecting fees for courses and workshops due to severe cuts in our funding. One credit courses will be $35, 2 credits $70, and 3 credits $95. Professional circles will also be $35. Workshop fees will vary according to number of hours. There will be a $50 service charge for graduate courses in addition to the tuition paid to the college.

To request SAS Curriculum Pathways training for groups of teachers, please email the director at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org.



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Brooklyn College Special Ed. Extension Certificate Program

Course Descriptions

ED7674 Students with Special Needs

Investigation of the developmental nature, causes, and characteristics of young children and students with special needs including giftedness. Implications for classroom teachers and other professionals in areas of interpersonal interactions, interagency collaboration, and instruction. Focus on historical, social and legal foundations of special education and the politics of special education. Theories of learning and development. Influence of gender, class, language, sexuality and race/ethnicity on the construction of disability, as interpreted within and across cultures. Field experiences in schools and a variety of community settings.

ED7676 Learning Environments for Students with Special Needs

Approaches to the design, management, and evaluation of optimal learning environments. Review of methods, including behavior management, crisis intervention, group process, positive social interaction skills, and peer mediation. Case studies in diverse settings as a basis for analysis, discussion, and interpretation of behavior within and across cultures. Development of a reflective approach to teaching and problem solving.

ED7677 Curriculum Modifications for Teaching Students with Special Needs

Adaptation of general education curriculum for teaching students across the range of special needs, including giftedness and English Language learners. Principles, rationale, and research-validated methods of instructing and assessing special populations in a variety of settings. Inquiry processes across all content area and life skills, including literacy, mathematics, social science and the expressive arts. Focus on the NYS Learning Standards, and educational experiences of children and youth from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Field experiences in schools and a variety of community settings.

ED7678 Educational Assessment of Young Children and Students with Special Needs

Critical review and use of formal and informal strategies for the assessment and evaluation of the cognitive, behavioral, social and affective characteristics of young children and school-aged children with special needs including giftedness. Attention will be given to understanding cultural, linguistic and societal factors involved in identification, placement, and the academic and behavioral performance of students. Focus on curriculum-based assessment and collaboration with other professionals and parents.

Field experiences in schools and a variety of community settings.

Reply to us at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org

 

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE AT

Lindenhurst’s Owl Teacher Center

Graduate Education Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Additional Certificate in SWD

If you are considering an additional teaching certificate, or would like to take meaningful graduate courses at a very reasonable cost, consider our 12 credit Certificate in Teaching Students with Disabilities.  This program consists of four 3 credit courses that will be completed in one school year.  You must take all four courses to become certified in Special Education, but may take the courses individually if seeking grad credit for salary advancement.  Each course meets online for 8 sessions, and the remaining required hours will consist of independent research and assignments.

We are seeking to form a cohort of at least 20 people so that we can begin in October of 2020 and complete all four courses by May of 2021.  Please read the course descriptions, and most important, examine the requirements by clicking on the link below:

CLICK HERE for Program Requirements Link


COURSE INFORMATION

Note:  All courses have been advertised to begin at 4 PM.  However, upon registration, you will be asked to select a starting time that will align with your teaching/work schedule.  We understand that some people will not be home by 4 PM, so we will do our best to begin the course at a time that is convenient for the majority of registrants.


CBSE 7674T           Students with Special Needs
45 hours; 3 grad credits
Dates: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020  
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuition: $ 750.00 

This is the first of 4 courses leading to the additional certificate in SWD, but courses may be taken individually for graduate credit. Courses do NOT have to be taken in sequence.

This course focuses on investigation of the developmental nature, causes, and characteristics of young children and students with special needs, including giftedness.  Implications for classroom teachers and other professionals in the areas of interpersonal interactions, interagency collaboration, and instruction will be examined.  The historical, social and legal foundations and politics of special education will be discussed, as well as theories of learning and development, and the influence of gender, class, language, sexuality, and race/ethnicity on the construction of disability, as interpreted within and across cultures.    NOTE: Conferences and field experiences are determined by the instructor of record. 

Additional Information:  (718) 951-5448   angelap@brooklyn.cuny.edu or owlcenter@lufsd.org        

CLICK HERE to register for this course
Payment is due before the first session.

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CBSE 7676T - Learning Environments for Students with Special Needs
45 hrs. 3 graduate credits

Dates:   Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Thursdays, January 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 2021
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM 
Instructional Mode: Online
Tuition: $750.00 (subject to change)

This is the second of 4 courses leading to the additional certificate in SWD, but courses may be taken individually for graduate credit. Courses do NOT have to be taken in sequence.  NOTE: THIS COURSE YIELDS 3 GRAD CREDITS IN 3 WEEKS.

This course focuses on various approaches to the design, management, and evaluation of optimal learning environments. Participants will explore methods, including behavior management, crisis intervention, group process, positive social interaction skills, and peer mediation. Case studies in diverse settings will be examined as a basis for analysis, discussion, and interpretation of behavior within and across cultures. Participants will develop a reflective approach to teaching and problem solving.

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CBSE 7677T   Curriculum Modifications for Teaching Students with Special Needs
45 hrs.; 3 grad credits
Dates: Tuesdays February 2, 9, 23;  March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM  
Instructional Mode: Online
Tuition: $750.00 (Subject to change) 

This is the third of 4 courses leading to the additional certificate in SWD, but courses may be taken individually for graduate credit. Courses do NOT have to be taken in sequence.

This course focuses on adaptation of the general education curriculum for teaching students with a range of special needs, including giftedness and English Language Learners. Participants will explore principles, rationale, and research-validated methods of instruction and assessment of special populations in a variety of settings, and across all content areas and life skills. Emphasis will be placed upon the NYS Learning Standards and the educational needs of students with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

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CBSE 7678T   Educational Assessment of Young Children and Students with Special Needs 
45 hours; 3 grad credits 
Dates: Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM                               
Instructional Mode: Online
Tuition: $750 (Subject to Change) 

This is the fourth of 4 courses leading to the additional certificate in SWD, but courses may be taken individually for graduate credit. Courses do NOT have to be taken in sequence.

This course focuses on the critical use of formal and informal strategies for the assessment and evaluation of the cognitive, behavioral, social, and affective characteristics of young children and school aged students with special needs,including giftedness. Attention will be given to cultural, linguistic, and societal factors involved in identification, placement, and academic and behavioral performance of students. Focus will be placed on curriculum-based assessment and collaboration with other professionals and parents. Field experiences in a variety of school and community settings will be explored. 

Registration for the second, third and fourth courses will take place one month before each course begins.

 

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE of CUNY at

Lindenhurst’s Owl Teacher Center

Graduate Education Spring 2020

Teachers seeking graduate credits at a reasonable price and convenient meeting time and place should consider these courses now being offered independently. These are NOT associated with the SWD Cohort.

CBSE 7659T     Instructional Strategies for Students with Special Needs (Middle School and High School Teachers) 45 hours, 3 graduate credits

This course focuses on various instructional strategies to teach middle and high school students with special needs in all classroom settings. The course will include exploration of educational and assistive technology, and research supporting its use. Participants will examine curriculum based assessment data in order to select appropriate strategies and instructional methods to meet the special needs of individual students. This course will focus on strategies that span all content areas, including the expressive arts. Participants will develop a reflective approach to teaching students with special needs in all school settings.

Site: The OWL Teacher Center, Lindenhurst, New York 11757
Building & Room TBA

Dates: Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 21, 28, 2020
Time: 4:15 – 7:45 pm
Cost: $750.00 payable to Lindenhurst PS\OWL
(Registration and Payment due before 1st class)


New CUNY Students – Please note immunization requirement:

THE LAW REQUIRES THAT ALL STUDENTS BORN AFTER 12/31/56 ATTENDING COLLEGE IN NY STATE MUST PROVE IMMUNITY TO MEASLES MUMPS AND RUBELLA (GERMAN MEASLES) STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO REGISTER FOR OR ATTEND CLASSES. TO COMPLY WTH THE LAW YOU MUST SUBMIT THE CERTIFICATION FORMS, WHICH OWL WILL EMAIL TO YOU AFTER YOU REGISTER.

Download the flyer here.

 

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Stony Brook

Stony Brook University

School of Professional Development

Department of Linguistics

In collaboration with the

OWL Teacher Center

NYS

Invites all interested educators to an

INFORMATIONAL OPEN HOUSE FOR

ESOL Supplementary Certification

Anyone interested in attending MUST RSVP by May 7 to Director Jennifer Bova, at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org

As of March 9, 2015, the NYS Board of Regents significantly changed the requirements for content area teachers to be eligible to teach English Language Learners (ELLS) and proposed alternative pathways to certification. Stony Brook is offering a program to allow you to fulfill the coursework requirements for the Supplementary Certificate. NYSED has pre-approved our courses. We are committed to responding to any changes to requirements made by NYSED as quickly as reasonably possible. Our program will allow you to apply for the Supplementary Certificate in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) through alternative pathways.

The courses are:

LIN 502 Methods I: Foundations of ESOL Pedagogy

LIN 503 Methods II: Language & Literacy through Content Areas

LIN 504 Introduction to Teaching Linguistic and Literacy Skills to ELLs

LIN 544 Literacy in the Content Areas

First Course – LIN 502 - begins Fall 2019!

Dates: TBA
Time
: 4:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Site: Lindenhurst, Bldg. & Room TBA
Fee
: $1,142 due prior to first class

All graduate courses may be taken independently, without continuing for certification. Note that checks will not be deposited until after the course begins.

Questions? Email owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org or Annette.Shideler@stonybrook.edu

Come and meet Dr. Annette Shideler, TESOL Program Coordinator, SUNY Stony Brook, and learn more about this exciting opportunity.

TUITION IS DISCOUNTED ($1,142 PER 3 CREDIT COURSE). CLASSES ARE HELD IN ONE OF OUR CONSORTIUM SCHOOL BUILDINGS,

AFTER SCHOOL, ONE DAY PER WEEK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The OWL Teacher Center
350 Daniel Street
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-867-3855
jbova@lindenhurstschools.org

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







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