Adolescence Earth Science Education, MST

30 credits

NYSED 34419/34421

This clinically-rich master’s degree program in adolescence earth science education prepares candidates to teach earth science as a content-area subject in grades 7 through 12. Graduates of the program qualify and are endorsed for New York state certification as teacher of Earth Science 7–12. 

In addition to the general requirements for study at the Graduate School of Education and for initial teacher education programs, candidates for the adolescence earth science program must have an earned degree in geology (or a related field, for example, geological sciences), with a minimum of 30 credits in earth science coursework. This content must include study in the following areas: scientific methods, space systems, atmospheric systems, geological systems, and water systems.

Otherwise qualified candidates who lack coursework in a specified area may be admitted conditionally but must make up the content deficit prior to completion of the program. An interview, as well as attendance at an Adolescence MST information session, is recommended.

Program of Study

CourseTitleCredits
UEGE 5102HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND MULTICULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN EDUCATION3
CTGE 5420EDUCATING CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS: PRE K-123
CTGE 5276CLINICAL SEMINAR IN ADOLESCENCE SCIENCE EDUCATION3
CTGE 5547LITERACY AND LEARNING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM3
CTGE 5401HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING3
CTGE 5272TEACHING AND ASSESSING SCIENCE IN ADOLESCENT CLASSROOMS (7-12)3
CTGE 5165CONSULTATION AND CO-TEACHING IN COLLABORATIVE CLASSROOMS3
Elective Course on Technology3
CTGE 5155SPECIAL EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE3
CTGE 5402TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH DIVERSE ADOLESCENTS: ASSESSMENT & PLANNING3
CTGE 0709ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION PORTFOLIO0
Total Credits30

The following courses may apply toward the elective technology requirement:

CourseTitleCredits
CTGE 6200SPECIAL TOPICS IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY1
CTGE 6201DEVELOPING DIGITAL LITERACIES3
CTGE 6203CYBER COMMUNITIES FOR STEM1
CTGE 6261TECHNOLOGY IN READING, WRITING, AND SOCIAL STUDIES3
CTGE 6262APPLICATION OF COMPUTERS TO SPECIAL EDUCATION3
CTGE 6265EMERGING ISSUES IN TECHNOLOGY3

Required Workshops

The workshops listed below are required of all Initial Teaching (MST) programs as well as certain other programs related to NY state licensure.

CourseTitleCredits
EDGE 0230SCHOOLS AGAINST VIOLENCE EDUCATION WORKSHOP0
EDGE 0210CHILD ABUSE IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING WORKSHOP0
EDGE 0260DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS TRAINING0
EDGE 0220DRUG, ALCOHOL, AND TOBACCO TRAINING0