Middle School Extension Certification

Location
  • New York City
  • Online
  • Westchester
Associated College

Meet a Pressing Need in the Field

The Middle School Certification enables adolescent teachers with initial certification to extend their certification to grades 5 and 6. Childhood teachers with initial certification may pursue the certification in a particular subject area (i.e. English, history, math, science, social studies) in grades 7–9.

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  • Get hired. Our strong partnerships with local school districts mean that our students are getting hired before they even graduate.
  • Our coursework integrates key knowledge and dispositions necessary to teach in today’s modern classrooms, using technology to address the specific needs of all learners including students with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse students.

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Intended for childhood and adolescent teachers with initial certification, this 6-credit program enables teachers to extend their certification with coursework that focuses specifically on the developmental needs of middle school students. Candidates will develop critical understanding of the middle school child within the context of communities and popular youth culture. This inquiry-based program also includes methods for differentiated instruction, integrating technology and media, literacy strategies linked to the Common Core Standards, as well as strategies for middle school classroom management.

CHOOSE YOUR CAREER

Adolescent Education majors who are willing to take two additional education courses and who take and pass the Content Specialty Test (CST) in their subject area, are eligible for the Middle School Extension to also teach that subject in grades 56. Doing so means that an Adolescent Education candidate who completes the Combined Degree Program will be eligible for a minimum of three teaching certificates: the Initial Certificate, the Graduate Specialty Area Certificate, and the Middle School Extension Certificate.

Childhood Education majors must also have 30-credits in a subject area to be taught (i.e. biology, English, etc.) to be eligible for the Middle School Extension. Students who take two additional courses, and take and pass the Content Specialty Test (CST) in the subject area are eligible for a certificate extension to teach that subject area in grades 79. Doing so means that a Childhood Education candidate who completes the combined degree program will be eligible for a minimum of 3 teaching certificates: the Initial Certificate, the Graduate Specialty Area Certificate, and the Middle School Extension Certificate.

WHERE GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED

NYC Department of Education, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester School Districts

Stats

97%

of our graduates are employed or continuing their education (Source: Pace University Career Services)

Top 10%

highest paid education graduates in the US (Source: College Factual)

#5

highest paid special education graduates in the US (Source: Grad Reports)