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2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Middle Childhood Extension (Grades 5-6), Adv. Cert.


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Associate Professor Singer, Graduate Program Director, 516-463-5853

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


Upon successful completion of degree requirements, students will be eligible to apply for the University’s recommendation for New York state certification. Contact the Office of Educational Support Services, 129 Hagedorn Hall, for information regarding any required Educational Law seminars* and other certification requirements. Forms for applying for certification can be found at the Office of Educational Support Services Web page under the certification tab.

*Please note, as of July 1, 2013, the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education now require a new six-hour seminar for Training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention, required under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA): http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/news/newsitem05162013.html.

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