Curriculum and Instruction Advisement Center

Sheldon Hall

C&I Undergraduate Advisement Office

213 Hewitt Union
Telephone: 315.312.5641   
Fax:  315.312.5446


The Curriculum and Instruction Advisement Center is available to all Childhood Education 1-6, Adolescence Education 7-12 and the TESOL Education K-12 teacher candidates as a resource as they navigate their majors. The Advisement Center can aid students in choosing appropriate courses, help foster a relationship with the department and advisors, as well as provide the tools to make informed decisions about career and life goals.



Advisement Coordinators for Adolescence Education, Childhood Education, and TESOL majors:   

Graduate Assistant Advisors: 

 Fall 2014: 

  • Katie Bard, Graduate Assistant Advisor, Literacy Education MS
  • Philip Evangelista, Graduate Assistant Advisor. History MA
  • Laura Murtha, Graduate Assistant Advisor.  Curriculum & Instruction MSED
  • Kasey Simmons, Graduate Assistant Advisor. Literacy Education MS

Office Hours for Fall 2014 (subject to change): 
Monday: 8:30-4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30-4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30-4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:30-6:00 pm
Friday: 8:30-3:30 pm

*To schedule an appointment call 315.312.5641, stop by 213 Hewitt Union, or use the links listed above.





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Update on the Math 106/206 Proficiency Exam for Childhood Education Majors 

As a pilot program for Fall 2014, childhood education majors will be allowed to register for Math 106 or Math 206 without having taken or passed the proficiency exam.  Students who need extra review/tutoring to demonstrate mastery in arithmetic and elementary algebra will be required to enroll in an online tutoring program called ALEKS (an extra fee will be charged).  ALEKS will run concurrently with Math 106 and 206.   

Spring 2015 Student Teaching Applications

The Spring 2015 C&I Student Teaching Application is available through Tk20 as of May 6, 2014.  The deadline to submit the completed Spring 2015 Student Teaching Application via Tk20 is MIDNIGHT on SEPTEMBER 13, 2014.

Review the Tk20 Student Teaching Application Guide, posted on the Field Placement website, for specific directions for completing the application.  Be sure to also complete the Student Teaching Application for Academic Review form and drop it off at the C&I Advisement Center in 213 Hewitt Union by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014.

A current, well-written professional resume and cover letter are required parts of the student teaching application.  Students are encouraged to utilize Optimal Resume and Career Services.

If you plan to student teach in New York City or abroad, be sure to fill out the additional application forms, found on the field placement website.   International Education also has an online application form for student teaching abroad.

Student teaching in Fall 2015?  Your application process begins on November 1, 2014 and the completed application will be due on February 14, 2015.    

Mandatory Student Teacher Orientation Meetings for Fall 2014 Student Teachers

Quarter 1:  Sheldon Hall Ballroom, Thursday, August 28, 2014,   9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Quarter 2:  Sheldon Hall Ballroom, Friday, October 17, 2014,   9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

New Title for DASA Workshop

"SOE 397 - DASA Workshop" has been renamed "DASA 1020" with course sections posted on the myOswego registration page, and several offerings each semester.  The six-hour Dignity for All Students Act workshop is a requirement for graduation and NYS teacher certification, providing training in the prevention and intervention of harassment, bullying, cyberbullying and discrimination to provide a safe and supportive school environment for students in NYS public schools.  


Curriculum & Instruction Field Experiences

All C&I Adolescence, TESOL and Childhood Education candidates taking "block" classes must register for field placement online and attend a "sign-up day" with the Field Placement Office. The sign-up day schedule is posted on the Field Placement website; sign-ups take about 15 minutes to complete.

Note:  Please bring a pen, a copy of your detailed course schedule, and both a photo ID and driver's license to sign-ups.  All C&I candidates who are registered for an EDU303/503 field experience will be responsible for attending two important meetings during the Block One Semester.*     

Meetings for Students in Block One in Fall 2015

1.        Field Placement Fall 2014 Block One Orientation Meeting:
Friday, January 30, 2015   
Marano Campus Center 114
More details on Field Placement Website  

2.        Group Advisement Meeting for Block One Students:
Friday, February 6, 2015  
10:20 - 11:15 am OR 12:40 - 1:35pm
Marano Campus Center 201



April/May 2015 (Doc)

January/February 2015 (Doc)

November/December 2014 (Doc)

August/September 2014 (Doc)

April/May 2014 (Doc)

March 2014 (Doc)

January/February 2014 (Doc)

November/December 2013 (Doc) 

October 2013 (Doc)

August/September 2013 (Doc)

April/May 2013 (Doc)

March 2013 (Doc)

January/February 2013 (Doc)

NYS Certification Exams (NYSTCE)

Sign up for a TEACH account by visiting


Many NYS teacher exams are offered through a computer-only testing system. Computer-based tests are offered Monday-Saturday at approved testing sites. Seating is limited and students must plan accordingly. Be sure to register early.
Be sure to sign up for the correct NYS Tests. All teacher candidates must take the following:

  • Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)
  • Content Specialty Test (CST)
    1. Childhood Education 1-6 majors take the "Multi-Subject Grades 1-6 CST"
    2. Adolescence Education 7-12 and TESOL K-12 Majors take the CST in their concentration area
  • Educating All Students Test (EAS)
  • edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment)


Registering for the edTPA:

  • Visit
  • Click on "Candidates" in the top toolbar
  • Click on "Register"
  • Follow instructions
  • Be sure to integrate your Tk20 account
    Note: You will submit your edTPA to Pearson through your Tk20 account


Important and helpful links:

Advisement Forms

Student Guidebook DRAFT (PDF)

These downloadable advisement forms for undergraduate programs are in Microsoft Word format.

Childhood 1-6: The Arts, GE 21 (.doc 40k)

Childhood 1-6: English, GE 21 (.doc 30k)

Childhood 1-6: Mathematics, GE 21 (.doc 33k)

Childhood 1-6: Modern Language, GE 21 (.doc 33k)

Childhood 1-6: Science, GE 21 (.doc 30k)

Childhood 1-6: Social Studies, GE 21 (.doc 30k)

Childhood 1-6: Women's Studies, GE 21 (.doc 30k)

Adolescence 7-12: Biology, GE 21 (.doc 30k)

Adolescence 7-12: Chemistry, GE 21 (.doc 30k)

Adolescence 7-12: Earth Science, GE 21 (.doc 30k)

Adolescence 7-12: English, GE 21 (.doc 30k)

Adolescence 7-12: Modern Languages, GE 21 (.doc 30k)

Adolescence 7-12: Mathematics, GE 21 (.doc 30k)

Adolescence 7-12: Physics, GE 21 (.doc 30k)

Adolescence 7-12: Social Studies, GE 21 (.doc 30k)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12), GE 21 (.doc 30k)

***Please note that the Honors Checklists do not yet reflect Honors "21" requirements***

Honors Adolescence 7-12 Biology (.doc 30k)

Honors Adolescence 7-12 Chemistry (.doc 30k)

Honors Adolescence 7-12 Earth Science (.doc 30k)

Honors Adolescence 7-12 English (.doc 30k)

Honors Adolescence 7-12 Foreign Language (.doc 30k)

Honors Adolescence 7-12 Mathematics (.doc 30k)

Honors Adolescence 7-12 Physics (.doc 30k)

Honors Adolescence 7-12 Social Studies (.doc 30k)

Honors Childhood 1-6 Biology (.doc 30k)

Honors Childhood 1-6 English (.doc 30k)

Honors Childhood 1-6 Foreign Language (.doc 30k)

Honors Childhood 1-6 Mathematics (.doc 30k)

Honors Childhood 1-6 Science (.doc 30k)

Honors Childhood 1-6 Social Studies (.doc 30k)

Honors Childhood 1-6 Women's Studies (.doc 30k)

Graduate Studies Programs

Graduate Studies Programs in the Curriculum & Instruction Department include:


-Curriculum & Instruction: Professional Certification
-Literacy (Birth-Grade 6) 
-Literacy (Grades 5-12)
-MAT Art K-12 
-MST Initial Teacher Certification in Childhood Education (1-6)  
-MST Initial Teacher Certification in Adolescence Education (7-12)  
*(Content areas include: English, Mathematics, French, German, Spanish, Social Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics). 
-Special Education (Grades 1-6): Initial Certification
-Special Education (Grades 1-6): Professional Certification  

For additional information on our programs, please visit the Graduate Studies page at: