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M.S. in Middle Childhood for Adolescence Education Teachers (English) (PE5)

(as of 02/01/2015)

This program leads to the following NYS Certifications:
Professional teaching certification in the original area of certification
Extension to teach English in grades 5-6

Course requirements

This program includes a total of 30 credits. When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed PE5 Program of Study Form.

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

Specialization Courses
EDU431 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning English
EDU443 Implementing Innovation in English Education
EDU427 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Literacy in Elementary School
ED409 Language and Literacy in Education

Choose a course addressing issues of interdisciplinary teaching and teaching of students and faculty to maximize student learning; options include but are not limited to:
EDE477 Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas
ED446 Collaborative Teaching Partnerships in Inclusive Classrooms


Choose electives for a total of 9 credits.


If EDU427 is chosen, then one of the electives should be EDU498 -- Literacy Learning as Social Practice.

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 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
  • 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)