Middle Childhood Biology 7-9, Advanced Certificate

12 credits

NYSED 25438/25448

The Middle Childhood Extension programs are open to persons who are completing the M.S.T. in childhood education or who already possess initial/professional certification in childhood education or provisional/permanent certification in elementary education (pre-k–6).

The programs lead to a certificate and to endorsement for an extension to the childhood certificate to teach the specific content subject in grades 7 through 9. Candidates for the program must consult their program adviser to select the appropriate courses to meet New York state certification requirements.

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School of Education, applicants must

  • Provide evidence of teacher certification in childhood or elementary education, or concurrent pursuit of one of Fordham’s childhood education degree programs; and
  • Complete or have completed 30 credits or more in a biology major or concentration, including coursework in these areas: anatomy and physiology, ecology, evolution, genetics, cell biology, microbiology, behavior, diversity, growth, and human biology.

Program of Study

Course Title Credits
PSGE 5302Psychology of Adolescent Development and Learning3 or 4
CTGE 5279Contemporary Science Education3
CTGE 5270Tchg Biology to Adol3
CTGE 5547Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum3
Total Credits12-13