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2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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

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

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, Learning and Technology  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 non-introductory 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 Admission; possess a minimum overall GPA of 3.0; submit scores on a nationally-normed graduate admission test*; and interview with the middle childhood education program director.

*Please consult with the director of the program to determine which test would be best suited to you. Examples of such tests include, but are not limited to, the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the GRE general test or the relevant GRE subject exam (if appropriate to your intended area of certification).

Program Requirements - Semester Hours: 6

Graduation Requirements

  1. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in overall graduate work.
  2. Completion of all required Educational Law Seminars.
  3. Completion of the New York State Content Specialty Test (CST) in the applicable subject area.
  4. 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, 233 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 December 31, 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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