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, and 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 2015: 

  • Laura Critelli, Graduate Assistant Advisor, Curriculum and Instruction MS
  • Jim Granger, Graduate Assistant Advisor, English MA
  • Brittant Lamie, Graduate Assistant Advisor, Literacy Education MS
  • Kasey Simmons, Graduate Assistant Advisor. Literacy Education MS

Office Hours for Fall 2015 (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 

Any childhood education majors enrolled in either MAT 106 or MAT 206 must, by the sixth week of the semester, demonstrate 90% mastery of basic arithmetic and algebra topics using a computer adaptive program.  An additional fee may apply, and this work will run concurrently with MAT 106/206.

Spring 2016 Student Teaching Applications

The Spring 2016 C&I Student Teaching Application is available through Tk20 as of May 6, 2015.  The deadline to submit the completed Spring 2016 Student Teaching Application via Tk20 is MIDNIGHT on SEPTEMBER 12, 2015.

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 11, 2015.

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. There are also several helpful resume writing tutorials on youTube like thos one:

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 has an additional online application form for student teaching abroad.

Student teaching in Fall 2016?  Your application process begins on November 1, 2015 and the completed application will be due on February 14, 2016.    

Mandatory Student Teacher Orientation Meetings for Fall 2015 Student Teachers

Quarter 1:  Sheldon Hall Ballroom, Thursday, September 3, 2015,   8:45 am - 3:00 pm.

Quarter 2:  Sheldon Hall Ballroom, Friday, October 23, 2015,   9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

DASA  1020: Diginity for All Students Workshop

DASA 1020 course sections are posted on the myOswego registration page, with 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" schedule is posted on the Field Placement website; sign-ups take about 20 minutes to complete.

Note:  Please take 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 2015 Block One Orientation Meeting:
Friday, August 28, 2015
8:30 am-10:30 am OR 1:00 pm-3:00 pm    
Marano Campus Center 114
More details on Field Placement Website  

2.        Group Advisement Meeting for Block One Students:
Friday, September 4, 2015  
10:20 am - 11:15 am OR 12:40 pm - 1:35 pm
Marano Campus Center 201

NYS Certification Exams (NYSTCE)

Sign up for a TEACH account by visiting

Most 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 "Multi-Subject: Teahcers of Childhood (Grade 1 - Grade )"
    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)

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: