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2011-2012 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2011-2012 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Middle Childhood Extension (Grades 5-6), C.A.S.

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Associate Professor Stacki, Graduate Program Director, (516) 463-5783,

This advanced certificate program for middle childhood education is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who have New York state initial or professional teacher certification in grades 7-12.  This program extends the certification into grades 5-6.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have initial or professional certification in a secondary subject, grades 7-12. Submit a completed application form obtained from the office of Graduate Admission; possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all graduate course work; interview with the middle childhood education program director.

The program leads to an extension of certification into grades 5 and 6 for the subject area of the original certification. These areas include English, mathematics, social studies and science (biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics).

Students who hold provisional rather than initial certification are required to demonstrate completion of 6 s.h. elective credit, of which 3 s.h. must be in the teaching of literature/language arts. Program director must approve electives.

Program Requirements - Semester Hours: 6

Graduation Requirements

  1. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in overall graduate work.
  2. All course work taken in satisfaction of this certificate must have been taken within a five-year period.

Teacher Certification Requirements

Please contact the Office of Certification and Educational Support Services for information regarding the fingerprinting requirement and any other specific certification requirements.   

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