Advanced Certificate in Adolescence Education (Mathematics; for current teachers w/ Master degree) NM2

(as of 02/01/2015)

The core program leads a NYS Certification in Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in mathematics (initial + professional).

Course requirements

This program includes a total of 11-14 credits. When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed program plan for Advanced Certificate in Adolescence Education (Mathematics; for current teachers w/ Master degree) NM2

Specialization Courses   
EDU436 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Mathematics
EDU444 Implementing Innovation in Mathematics Education
EDU483 Integrating Mathematics and Technology
ED415 Adolescent Development and Youth Culture (ages 10 to 20)

EDF416M Field Experiences in Secondary Schools (Math)
or EDF417M Field Experiences in Inclusive Secondary School Settings (Math)


1. As per University of Rochester policy, no more than one third of the credits required for this advanced certificate can be transferred from another institution.

2. ED415 will be waived for anyone who has taken a course in adolescent development in their previous teacher preparation program.

3. Any of the other courses and internships listed above may be waived if an equivalent course/internship was already taken in a prior program (with advisor, chair, and Associate Dean's approval).

Other Requirements:

In addition to the coursework indicated above, in order to graduate and to receive the certification(s)/licensure (if any) you are seeking this program has additional requirements. Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification you seek, there may be some additional requirements that you will have to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (ex: completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences). When that is the case, we have listed these requirements but also indicated that they are not a graduation requirement.

  • MS degree
  • Initial Teaching Certification in any specializaion
  • Dignity for All Students (DASA) Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, & Discrimination Prevention and Intervention
  • NYS Exam - Content Specialty Test (CST-004) Passed in Mathematics
  • Initiate NY State Teacher certification process with the Warner School Certification Officer
  • 3 Years of Teaching Experience with the First One Conducted in a Mentored Situation (NOT a graduation requirement but needed before applying for professional certification)
  • Content Prerequisite 30 credits of coursework in mathematics, including 2 calculus courses (attach a completed Admissions Transcript Review Form: