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Middle School Extension, Certificate

Education Specialties

Overview

Extension for Adolescent Education certificate holders:  After successfully completing EDU 7106 and 7107 courses, students will be eligible to extend their eligibility to teach grades 5 and 6 in the same content area as theiroriginal certificate.

Extension for Childhood Education certificate holders: This extension will allow students to teach grades 7, 8 and 9 in a subject area.  In addition to successfully completing EDU 7106 and 7107, students must have 30 credits completed (C or better) in one content area and must pass the New York State Content Specialty Test (CST) in the same subject area to complete the extension.  The School of Education’s Certification Officer will review all transcripts during the application process to assess whether or not the content area coursework has been satisfied for the extension.

Admission

Applicants to each program should possess an undergraduate grade point average of B or better.

Students must possess New York State initial or professional teacher certification in either Adolescent or Childhood Education, or be in the process of attaining that credential.  The Middle School Extension can only be granted to individuals who attain certification.

Application Procedure
Students not currently enrolled at St. John’s University can request an application and information about the program by contacting 718-990-2304 or [email protected]

Students currently enrolled at St. John’s University as undergraduate seniors or graduate students should meet with their advisor to determine how to qualify for the Middle School Extension.

Courses

Adolescent Education Certificate Extension to Grades 5 and 6:  Students satisfactorily completing the two requisite courses will be eligible to apply for certification, grades 5 and 6, in their initial content certification area.  Students can apply through The School of Education for certification endorsement upon completion of the course work.

Download the planning sheet (Word).

Childhood Education Certificate Extension to Grades 7, 8 and 9:  Students satisfying the 30 credits in a content area with a minimum grade of C, passing the CST in that subject area, and satisfactorily completing the two requisite courses will be eligible to apply for certification, grades 7, 8 and 9 in their content area. Upon completion of the course work students can apply through The School of Education for certification endorsement in the following content areas: English, Mathematics, Spanish, Social Studies, Physics and Biology.  Students who hold Childhood certification outside of those areas mentioned above can apply to the State Education Department via the “Individual Evaluation” pathway to receive the Middle School Extension in their subject area if they have met all requirements and provide appropriate documentation.

Download the planning sheet (Word).