The MST in Childhood Education is for those people who hold an undergraduate degree in a content area and are now considering teaching as a career. They could be recent graduates, teaching assistants or career changers. The program is a total of 36 credits, including a semester of student teaching. The program can be completed in 16 months, but candidates may take longer if they need to. Most classes are held in the evening so that candidates can continue to work full-time. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be recommended for teaching certification in their chosen content area (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Spanish) for grades 7-12. Candidates will be qualified to teach their content area to students in grades 7-12 in both public and private schools. Additional classes in Middle School Education can be taken for certification to teach grades 5 and 6.
Total Program = 36 credits (All Courses are 3 credits; Student Teaching is 6 credits)
Program Requirements *
Fall (9 credits)
GED 2101 Psychology of Learning/Models of Teaching
Winter Interim (3 credits)
GED 2103 Historical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Spring (9 credits)
GED 2402 Reading Across the Curriculum :Teaching Strategies for Inclusive Adolescent Classrooms
Choose one course according to certification area.
GED 2404 English: Teaching Strategies
Pre-Summer (6 credits) *
GESP 2410 Classroom Organization & Management: Secondary Classrooms
Summer (9 credits) *
GED 2403 Adolescent Development : Issues in Learning
Fall (9 credits) *
GED 2400 Student Teaching (6 credits)
Candidates are required to complete 100 hours of field experiences including 15 in a special education setting. 30 hours must be in a diverse setting.
In order to become certified to teach Adolescence Education in New York State candidates must pass the following Certification Exams.
Educating All Students Test (EAS)
Content Specialty Test (CST)
Candidates seeking certification elsewhere will be able to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements.
*schedule subject to change