Department Approval Lists
Registration Approval Lists for Practicum Courses
The purpose of the Registration Approval List for our Literacy practicum courses is to determine exactly what courses and how many sections of each course we need to offer when planning the course schedule. Putting your name on a Registration Approval list one semester before you actually plan to take the course allows the department enough time to be sure that your program plan has been reviewed, your teaching certificate is on file, and your name is on the correct waitlist for your program.
Our goal is to accommodate every student requesting a course permission number for the semester they have requested it. Our priority is be sure that every matriculated MS Literacy Program student will graduate as they have intended. But sometimes due to factors that are beyond our control, this may not be possible. These practicum courses are held off campus in local school districts within the community; therefore, being on a registration approval list will not guarantee that you will receive a CPN for the semester that you request it. If you are a student who has switched programs or you are a returning graduated student on the registration list to obtain Literacy Certification, you will receive a CPN, only if there is available space.
If a student does not receive a CPN for the first semester it was requested, he/she will be moved to the next registration list and notified as soon as possible. These decisions are not easy for us to make. Dilemmas are created when there are too many names on a registration waitlist for one section, but not enough to offer two sections. Unfortunately, the NYS Budget and availability of instructors is a huge determining factor when scheduling our courses and making final decisions about CPNs.
CPNs for practicum courses are distributed to students by either the Department or the Online Program Manager. These will usually be handed out after the start of advanced registration. If you have any questions about this process, please speak with Reisha Rieder, Assistant to the Chair.
On Campus Students: Registration approval lists for practicum courses start one semester before you plan to take the course. Please email Reisha Rieder on the first day of classes one semester before you want to take the class. Please no phone calls; all requests should be in writing. Make sure to put the course you are requesting as the subject heading of the email: i.e. ERDG 620. All CPNs will be issued to the student via that same email address.
Online Students: All online students registering for practicum classes should contact your advisor, Trudy Walp.
ERDG 600--To take this course you should be half way through your program.
ERDG 605--Take this course after ERDG 505 in the MS Literacy 5-12 and B12 programs.
ERDG 620--Should be your last course or last semester in the MS Literacy B6 program.
ERDG 623--Should be your last course in MS Literacy 5-12 or in sequence in the B12 program.
ERDG 625--Take in your last semester in the MS Early Childhood and Childhood Education programs.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The school districts we use for our practicum courses are contingent upon approval of their school budgets. You will be notified of specific details of the course before the start of classes from your insturctor.