Program Details

M.A. degree program in middle childhood education (5-9) - general science teacher - generalist with a concentration in general science
HEGIS code 0804.04
NYS SED program code 26821 (options A,B) & 26820 (option C,D)

Program Web Site

Informed by the National Science Education Standards for the professional development of science educators, the program involves teachers in learning science content using the process of inquiry. The program is also committed to expanding the classroom to include the local environment and science-rich community resources such as zoos, parks, museums, nature centers and gardens. The program introduces future educators to scientific literature, media and technological resources that expand their science knowledge and their ability to access further knowledge.

This program does not lead to certification to teach Regents level science.

Program Heads

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Miele, Eleanor Program Adviser 718-951-5061 2606 James Hall seedinfo @ brooklyn.cuny.edu;
emiele @ brooklyn.cuny.edu
call/email for appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Education, Secondary Education
Fall Application Deadline July 15th
Spring Application Deadline November 15th - rolling admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit to the Office of Admissions official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, two letters of recommendation, resume, photocopy of New York State or other state teaching certificate, a brief biographical statement of 500 to 1,000 words describing your reasons for pursuing the specific graduate program to which you are applying and your future professional goals. Interview with department.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 500, 173, 61
Examinations

 

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General matriculation requirements
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Applicants must have 15 credits in science. Applicants for initial certification take the Multi-subject New York State Content Specialty Test.

Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 in graduate courses is required to maintain matriculation.

International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test or 79 on the internet-based test, to be considered for matriculation.

General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission" of the Graduate Bulletin.

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General degree requirements
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Thirty to 45 credits are required for the degree depending on applicants' qualifications.

Students must complete 15 credits in courses in biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, physics, and general science.

The program of study must be approved by the Program Head of Middle Childhood Science.

Students must complete the following education courses in the stated sequence: Secondary Education 7300T, 7301T, 7340T. All required education courses and some education electives require permission for registration as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.

Each student is evaluated individually based upon prior experiences. Based upon this evaluation and current certification requirements of the New York State Education Department, courses in education or another department may be substituted for required courses with permission of the Coordinator of General Science.

Middle childhood education generalist with a concentration in general science
This program leads to a Master of Arts in Education and a New York State Professional Certificate in Middle Childhood Education Generalist (grades 5-9).

Matriculation requirements for all three options below include 15 credits of science.


Option (A): 30 credits.

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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must hold a New York State Initial Certificate in Middle Childhood Education (grades 5-9) or its equivalent.

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Degree requirements
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Thirty credits are required for the degree. In addition to Secondary Education 7310T, 7311T, 7320T, and 7340T, the following courses are required: 15 credits in graduate courses in: biology, chemistry, physics, earth and environmental science, and general science; an elective course selected from Secondary Education, Childhood and Special Education or Science.


Option (B): 30 credits.

This program leads to the Professional Certificate in Middle Childhood Education generalist (grades 5-9).

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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must hold a New York State Initial Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) or its equivalent or a New York State Initial Certificate in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12) or its equivalent.

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Degree requirements
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Thirty credits are required for the degree.

In addition to Secondary Education 7310T, 7311T, 7320T, and 7340T, the following courses are required: 15 credits in graduate courses in: biology, chemistry, physics, earth and environmental science, and general science. Student teaching in grades 7-8 for those with Initial Certification in Childhood Education (Secondary Education 7332T) or grades 5-6 for those with Initial Certification in Adolescence Education (Secondary Education 7330T) or mentored teaching in middle childhood for full time teachers.


Option (C): 42 credits
This program leads to both New York State Initial and Professional Certificates in Middle Childhood Education generalist (grades 5-9).

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Degree requirements
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Forty-five credits are required for the degree.

Students must complete Secondary Education 7500X, 7501X, 7310T, and 7311T prior to student teaching, Secondary Education 7330T and 7332T. Students must obtain departmental permission to register for these courses.

In addition to the above, the following courses are required: Secondary Education 7503X, 7671T and 7340T, as well as 15 credits in graduate courses in: biology, chemistry, physics, earth and environmental science, and general science.

Secondary Education 7310T, 7311T, 7340T. All required education courses and some education electives require permission for registration as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.

Each student is evaluated individually based upon prior experiences. Based upon this evaluation and current certification requirements of the New York State Education Department, courses in education or another department may be substituted for required courses with permission of the Coordinator of General Science.

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