CERTIFICATION

CERTIFICATION

NYC CAMPUS
WESTCHESTER CAMPUS

CERTIFICATION

NYC CAMPUS
WESTCHESTER CAMPUS

Middle School Extension, Extension Certificate

 

Adolescent Education

Adolescent education majors who are willing to take two additional education courses, TCH 455: Middle Childhood/Early Adolescent, and TCH 456: Differentiating Curriculum and Instruction in Middle Childhood Education, 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 5–6. The extension makes the candidate much better prepared for success in the classroom, and more marketable as a teacher.

In addition, adolescent education candidates are eligible to pursue the Certificate in Bilingual Education Extension. The candidate must take 12 credits in bilingual education and complete a supervised, field-based experience. Candidates may substitute the supervised experience if they have one year of paid teaching experience in a bilingual setting, but are required to complete another three (3) credits to meet the 15 credit requirement. The candidate must also take and pass the New York State examinations in both English and the target language.


Childhood Education

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, TCH 455: Middle Childhood/Early Adolescent, and TCH 456: Differentiating Curriculum and Instruction in Middle Childhood Education, 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 7–9. Doing so means that a childhood education candidate who completes the combined degree program will be eligible for a minimum of three (3) teaching certificates: the Initial Certificate, the Graduate Specialty Area Certificate, and the Middle School Extension Certificate—which makes the candidate much better prepared for success in the classroom, and more marketable as a teacher.

Childhood candidates are eligible to pursue the Certificate in Bilingual Education Extension. The candidate must take 12 credits in bilingual education and complete a supervised, field-based experience. Candidates may substitute the supervised experience if they have one year of paid teaching experience in a bilingual setting, but are required to complete another three (3) credits to meet the 15 credit requirement. The candidate must also take and pass the New York State Bilingual Education Assessment.