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

Middle Childhood Extension (Grades 7-9), Adv. Cert.


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Professor Singer, Graduate Program Director, (516) 463-5853.

This advanced certificate program for middle childhood education is designed for graduate students who have New York state initial or professional teacher certification in grades 1-6. This program extends certification into grades 7-9.

Admission Requirements



Applicants for admission to this advanced certificate program in middle childhood education in the Department of Teaching, Literacy, and Leadership must be in the process of completing or possess initial or professional certification in childhood education (Grades 1-6) and demonstrated completion of at least 30 semester hours of college course work in the subject area to be taught. This course work leads to the extension of teaching of a subject in grades 7-9. Applicable subject areas, each requiring completion of 30 s.h. in the content area (with advisement):

  • English: (undergraduate or graduate) beyond freshman composition
  • Language other than English (undergraduate or graduate course work) beyond intermediate level in: French, German, Russian and Spanish. (Italian at the undergraduate level only.)
  • Mathematics: (undergraduate or graduate) including 18 semester hours of nonintroductory course work including calculus I and II, probability and statistics, finite/discrete mathematics, higher geometry, linear algebra
  • Social Studies: (undergraduate or graduate course work) non-Western history, United States history, European history/Western civilization, economics and sociology
  • Biology: (undergraduate or graduate course work)
  • Chemistry: (undergraduate or graduate course work)
  • Geology: (undergraduate or graduate course work)
  • Physics: (undergraduate or graduate course work)

Applicants must submit a completed application form obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions; possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all graduate course work; interview with the middle childhood education program director.

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.
  3. Completion of the New York State Content Specialty Test (CST) in the applicable subject area.

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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