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M.A.T. in Professional Study in Adolescence Education (English) (PE2)

(as of 08/21/2013)

The core program leads a NYS Certification in Professional teaching certification in the original area of certification.

Course requirements

This program includes a total of 30 credits. When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed PE2 Program of Study Form.

Entry Level Courses   

Up to 10 credits in graduate-level coursework in education or related fields to be transferred in or completed at the Warner School prior to matriculating into the Master’s degree program if approved by the faculty advisor.

Masters' Core   
ED406 Master's Research Methods
EDU442 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education
or ED404 Teaching, Curriculum, and Change

Content-Pedagogy Courses   
EDU431 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning English
EDU443 Implementing Innovation in English Education

Choose 2 of the following courses linking content and pedagogy for a total of 6 credits.
EDU481 Integrating English and Technology
ED409 Language and Literacy in Education

Subject Courses   

English Electives for a Total of 12 Credits (Must be graduate level courses (200 level or above) offered in the Department of specialization in The College)


Graduate students taking 200-level courses receive 3 graduate credits (instead of 4 undergraduate credits). Most CAS English courses are offered during the school day during the Fall and Spring semesters; students should consider their availability during the day before committing to this program on a part-time basis.

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.

  • Initial Teaching Certification in Middle Childhood (grades 5-9) or Adolescence (grades 7-12) as specialist in English
  • Master's Essay or Thesis
  • Dignity for All Students (DASA) Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, & Discrimination Prevention and Intervention
  • Finger-print Supported Background Check (to be completed and submitted directly to NYS at the beginning of the program)
  • NYS Exam - Educating all Students (EAS)
  • NYS Exam - Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)
  • NYS Exam - Content Specialty Test (CST) for each area of specialization sought
  • 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)