Middle Childhood Biology 7-9, Advanced Certificate
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.