This is a 38 credit hour graduate program of study designed for candidates who possess a baccalaureate degree with a college major or equivalent (30 credits) in a high-need area (English, French, social studies, Spanish, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, mathematics, or technology) with a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0. Candidates in the Adolescence Education Apprenticeship Alternative Teacher Certification Program must complete an intensive 200-hour course of study (9 cr) during the summer (including 40 clock hours of field experience) in a public school setting, pass two NYS teacher certification exams*, and secure employment as a classroom teacher to qualify for the Transitional B teaching certificate. Candidates then finish their degree program which includes completing an edTPA while engaged in mentored teaching as full-time employees of a local school district.
In addition to a college major and/or 30 semester hours of the content they are going to teach, candidates must have one year (6 credits) of college-level work in language other than English.
Upon successful completion of academic program and degree conferral, Utica College makes NYSED recommendation for Professional Certification in content area, grades 7-12.