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Middle School Certification in Adolescent Education (7-12) Certificate Extension to Grades 5-6, Advanced Certificate

Curriculum and Instruction
6 Credits

The School of Education
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus, Manhattan Campus, Long Island Graduate Center

Overview

Responding to the most current middle school needs, teachers who are certified to teach adolescent or childhood education may expand their career opportunities by earning our new Middle School Extension Advanced Certificate. ou will not only be eligible to teach a wider range of grades, you will also gain knowledge of current best practices related to middle level education. These practices prepare you to create teaching and learning experiences based on the unique characteristics of middle school children.

You will not only be eligible to teach a wider range of grades, you will also gain knowledge of current best practices related to middle level education. These practices prepare you to create teaching and learning experiences based on the unique characteristics of middle school children.

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Contact

For additional information, call our Office of Graduate Admission at 718-990-2304 or email [email protected].

 

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Admission

Please view the School of Education Graduate Admission Application Requirements for detailed admission information.

Courses

Extension of adolescent education certification to middle school grades 5-6 is granted after successfully completing EDU 7106 and 7107. Certification is for the same content area as students earned originally.

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Required Courses

  • *EDU 7106    Understanding Socio-Emotional, Cultural and Cognitive Aspects of Middle School Learners in General and Inclusive Settings
  • *EDU 7107    Methods and Strategies of Teaching Middle School Learners in General and Inclusive Settings

 

Career Outcomes

Secondary school teachers are qualified for a broader range of positions. Hiring teachers with such flexibility is especially appealing to principals who are starting new small middle schools and schools with a 6-12 model. Since there are currently as many as 856 middle schools in New York State, the employment opportunities for teachers possessing middle school certification expand exponentially.