This program is offered on both our Westchester and NYC campuses.
The MST in Adolescent General Education is a 30-credit program for candidates who would like to become middle school or high school teachers. The courses in this program are offered in the evening, and they prepare candidates to become knowledgeable to teach subject-specific content to all adolescent students, including students with disabilities and those who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Candidates will engage in a program that provides content and practices, and clinically-enhanced experiences, appropriate to inclusive classrooms. This program will lead to certification in adolescent education, grades 7-12, in a subject area.
MST candidates may choose to pursue the program on a full- or part-time basis. Candidates may not register for more than 9 graduate credits or three courses, (9 credits is considered full-time study at the graduate level), in the fall and spring semesters.
Criteria for full admission include:
Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution, undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, submission and review of official undergraduate transcripts documenting completion of Pace distribution requirements for the liberal arts and sciences, positive recommendations, a major or concentration in the liberal arts and sciences, and no more than 6 credits of deficiencies in required coursework. The GRE is also required. Upon the recommendation of the director of Student Support Services or program coordinators, candidates whose GPA is less than 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional/provisional basis, provided that it is determined that the candidate has the necessary knowledge and skills to complete the program successfully.
For more information, please contact Linda Guyette, Director of Student Support Services at (914) 773-3571, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prior to student teaching, students must successfully complete:
100 hours of classroom observations
Workshop on child abuse and violence prevention (TCH 211A)
Antibullying workshop (TCH 211D)
Course deficiencies (if applicable)
Appropriate subject area CST exam
Prior to being recommended for certification, students must successfully complete: