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M.A.T. in Professional Study in Adolescence Education (German) (PG2)

(as of 02/01/2015)

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 PG2 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

Content-Pedagogy Courses   
EDU435 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages)
EDU463 Implementing Innovation in Foreign Languages and ESOL Education

Choose 2 courses linking content and pedagogy for a total of 6 credits; choices include but are not limited to:

Could substitute w/ German content/ped course when identified
ED409 Language and Literacy in Education

Could substitute w/ German content/ped course when identified
ED480 Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism

Could substitute w/ German content/ped course when identified

Subject Courses   

German 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)

Additional 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. Credits can fulfill the electives requirement or required specialization courses with advisor approval.


Graduate students taking 200-level courses receive 3 graduate credits (instead of 4 undergraduate credits). Most foreign language 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.

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree w/ Major in One or More Liberal Arts or Sciences
  • Initial Teaching Certification in Middle Childhood (grades 5-9) or Adolescence (grades 7-12) as specialist in German
  • 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)