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Middle Childhood (grades 7-9)

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Degree: Advanced Certificate
Credits: 12
Career Path: Teacher of specific content subject in grades 7-9

Start Semester: All
Campus: Lincoln Center
Full-time/Part-time

The 12-hour programs build on previous coursework in childhood education. Candidates for the program must consult their program advisers to select the appropriate courses to meet New York state certification requirements.

Contact GSE Admissions at gse_admiss@fordham.edu for additional information.

Admissions Information

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: June 30
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: April 15

General Teacher Education Program Admissions Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE or MAT exam scores

Browse the Admissions section for more about the application and financial aid processes.

The Middle Childhood Extension programs are open to persons who are completing the MST in childhood education or who already possess initial/professional certification in childhood education or provisional/permanent certification in elementary education (PreK-6).

General Prerequisites

  • Provide evidence of teacher certification in childhood or elementary education, or concurrent pursuit of one of Fordham's childhood education degree programs.
  • Take a minimum of nine credits with middle childhood focus.

Program-Specific Prerequisites and Curricula

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Biology

Prerequisites

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.

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Chemistry

Prerequisites

Complete or have completed 30 credits or more in a chemistry major or concentration, including coursework in these areas: inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry.

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English

Prerequisites

Complete or have completed 30 credits or more in an English major or concentration, including coursework in these areas: British literature prior to 1650, American literature, multicultural (non-Anglo) writers, women writers, study of multiple genres, and written composition.

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Mathematics

Prerequisites

Complete or have completed 30 credits or more in a mathematics major or concentration.

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Physics

Prerequisites

Complete or have completed 30 credits or more in a physics major or concentration, including coursework in these areas: mathematics, electricity, waves, optics, atomic and nuclear physics, radioactivity, and quantum mechanics.

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Social Studies

Prerequisites

Complete or have completed 21 credits or more in a history and/or geography, and coursework in the following areas: U.S. history, non-U.S. history, civics/government/political science, economics, geography, anthropology/culture, sociology, and psychology.

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