Certificate Enroute to the Master's

Candidates enrolled in the MST Adolescent program, who have not yet earned a master’s degree and who wish to be certified prior to completion of the MST, may earn a “certificate enroute to the Master’s degree” by completing the requirements of the Advanced Certificate in Teaching.  Candidates must complete these 27 education credits and all other certification requirements to be eligible for the Initial Teaching Certificate in Adolescent Education, grades 7-12, in the applicable subject area. Candidates who choose this route must apply for and receive a Certificate Pre-Masters from Pace University and will have 5 years from the time they enrolled in the graduate program to complete the 9 remaining credits for the full master’s degree. The application for the certificate enroute (the pink card) is located in the Office of Student Assistance and should be filed prior to student teaching.

Courses listed below are not necessarily sequential and all Advanced Certificate candidates are strongly encouraged not to self-advise.  Doing so will likely result in a delay in completing your program.  Instead, candidates should meet with their faculty advisor  or the Director of Student Support Services to plan their program.

 

Core Courses (12 credits)
ED 630 Human Development in the School Context
ED 631 Educational Psychology 
ED 632 Language, Meaning and the Development of Global Perspectives in Diverse Schools
ED 633 Foundations of Education
 
Adolescent Track    (9 credits)
ED 640 Secondary Methods: Learning to Teach
ED 641-647 Secondary Methods: Making [Content] Meaningful
ED 656 Literacy in the Content Area
 
Capstone Experience    (6 credits)
ED 692 Student Teaching in the Adolescent Classroom
 
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
 
3 Credits
 
 
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
 
 
6 Credits
 

Total Credits: 27