Advanced Certificate in Teaching (Adolescent)
Candidates who already hold a master's degree or advanced degree who choose not to pursue another graduate degree may opt for the Advanced Certificate instead of the MST. Individuals without a master's degree who seek adolescent certification prior to completing the MST must meet the requirements for the Advanced Certificate and file for the "certificate en route to the master's degree" with the Registrar's Office. The Advanced Certificare requires 11 credits of course work and a supervised student-teaching or internship experience (27 total credits).
The Advanced Certificate to for students who:
- Have 30 credits (graduate or undergraduate) in the content area to be taught
- Have already earned a graduate degree
- Require an accelerated program to meet career or position goals.
Candidates seeking adolescent teacher certification who hold a master’s or other advanced degree related to the teaching discipline may opt for the 27-credit Advanced Certificate in Teaching (Adolescent) program. Upon completion of the program, candidates are eligible for the Initial Teaching Certificate in Adolescent Education, grades 7-12, in the applicable subject area(s). All admissions requirements outlined in the MST Program Overview apply to the Advanced Certificate program as well.
Total Credits: 27
* Note: ED 640 is a prerequisite for any Methods course. Because Methods courses are generally offered in the spring semester, you must be certain to plan your progress through the certificate program to include ED 640 before you register for any Methods courses.
Courses listed above are not necessarily taken sequentially and all Advanced Certificate candidates are strongly encouraged not to self advise. Doing so will likely result in a delay in completing your program. Instead, candidates should meet with their faculty advisor or the Director of Student Support Services to plan their program. Click here for a copy of your Program Worksheets, (Westchester or New York City).