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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Capital Seminary and Graduate School Catalog

Master of Education, Consulting Resource Teacher


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The Consulting Resource Teacher (CRT) program is designed to equip teachers to serve students and educators in an inclusion setting where this diverse population of students requires general and special educators to collaborate. It offers a variety of strategies for consultation, collaboration and instruction as well as a broad knowledge and understanding of the learning process. This program emphasizes the practical application of learning theory, legislation, and leadership from a biblical worldview of education.

Program Competencies

The program is designed to prepare students to do the following:

  • Serve as a specialist and resource person within a school setting providing assistance and direction for the school’s staff.
  • Classify the laws, regulations, and policies dictating the procedures needed to assist students in inclusion settings.
  • Assess the academic abilities of students in order to determine the learning potential and appropriate teaching techniques for each student’s success.
  • Design individualized learning programs for the remediation and adaptation for special needs students in the inclusion classroom.
  • Differentiate the etiology for learning problems observed in students in K-12 educational settings.
  • Identify the distinctive characteristics of students with literacy problems.
  • Determine the literacy levels of individual students and determine the strategies required for effective instruction for those students.
  • Synthesize the results of the assessment, instruction, and observation in making instructional recommendations for a student’s success in the classroom.

Program Options

Capital Seminary and Graduate School offers seven program options in Master of Education Consulting Resource Teacher degree. Students may choose to earn only the degree, or the degree with one of the specializations, or a certificate only. Because these certificates and endorsements are from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, only those teachers who currently hold a valid PA Instructional Certificate are eligible. The requirements for each option are listed here:
 

MEd Consulting Resource Teacher  
In order to earn the MEd, each student must complete a noncredit Orientation Seminar, the 21 credit professional core, and a set of professional electives (18 credits) for a total of 39 credits in the program. Any of the three specializations would be possible within the degree requirements. Should the student not desire a certificate beyond the Instructional II, any electives may be chosen to complete the 39 credit requirement.

MEd Consulting Resource Teacher with Reading Specialist Certification  
In order to earn the MEd with Reading Specialist Certification, each student must complete a noncredit Orientation Seminar, the 21 credit professional core, 9 credits of Reading Specialist electives, and 9 credits of open electives for a total of 39 credits in the program. Throughout the program there must be 40 hours of field work to complement the 60 hours of the Action Research to accomplish the required 100 hours of field work. A passing score on the Praxis exam for Reading Specialist is also required.

MEd Consulting Resource Teacher with ESL Certification (K-12)  
In order to earn the MEd with ESL Program Specialist, each student must complete a noncredit Orientation Seminar, the 21 credit professional core, 9 credits of ESL certification electives, and 9 credits of open electives for a total of 39 credits in the program.

MEd Consulting Resource Teacher with Instructional Coach Endorsement  
In order to earn the MEd with Instructional Coach, each student must complete a noncredit Orientation Seminar, the 21 credit professional core, 6 credits of Instructional Coach Endorsement electives, and 12 credits of electives for a total of 39 credits in the program.

Reading Specialist Certification  
In order to gain only the certification as a Reading Specialist, the student must complete 30 credits that comprise a noncredit Orientation Seminar, 12 credits in the professional core, 9 credits of electives designated for Reading Specialist certification, and 9 credits of open electives. A passing score on the Praxis exam for Reading Specialst is also required.

ESL Certification (K-12)  
In order to gain only the certification as an English Second Language Specialist, the student must complete a noncredit Orientation Seminar, 9 credits in the professional core and 9 credits of designated electives. This program requires 60 hours of field work integrated within the courses.

Instructional Coach Endorsement  
A student may choose to take only the 15 credits as an Instructional Coach. This individual must have earned Instructional I certificate and achieved 3 years of teaching experience to be eligible for the endorsement. These credits will include a noncredit Orientation Seminar, 9 credits from the professional core plus the 6 credits of designated electives. This program requires 45 hours of field work integrated within the courses.

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Lancaster, PA  

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