Our initial preparation (preservice) programs in adolescence education are designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in one or more academic disciplines (English, French, Spanish, mathematics, history or a social science, social studies, biology, chemistry, geology/earth science, physics) and seek a master’s degree and NYS teaching certification to teach that subject in grades 7-12. Students who complete the degree are eligible for initial certification (see Teacher Certification for more information).
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs consist of a minimum of 44 graduate credits, with 28 credits in TLEL, 8 credits in the academic discipline, and 8 credits of supervised student teaching. Students complete core courses plus 165 clock-hours of fieldwork prior to student teaching. Student teaching is by admission only; students’ academic work must be satisfactory, and students must demonstrate positive dispositions for teaching in both academic courses and in fieldwork before being admitted to student teaching. Students must earn grades of B or better in both SEC 593 and SEC 594, and must maintain an overall average of B or better to graduate.
Culminating paper/project requirement
All MAT, end-of-program, discipline-specific SEC 594 courses require at least one teaching unit to be planned, implemented and evaluated in the concurrent supervised student teaching. These units are a required component for SEC 594 course grades and are also scored for CAEP purposes using a common, cross-program TLEL rubric. They also form the basis of more extensive analyses that are submitted as the students' edTPA units for grading by Pearson. Passing the edTPA is one of several required assessments for NYSED teaching certification.
Plan of study
The plan of study for each of the MAT programs provide students and advisors with a form to guide students through the requirements.
- English (MAT)
- French (MAT)
- Spanish (MAT)
- Mathematics (MAT)
- Mathematics (BA-MAT)
- Social Studies (MAT)
- LTRC 519 - Adol Learnrs/Ltrcy Contnt Area
- SEC 500 - Foundations Of Secondary Educ
- SEC 502 - ESL For Content Area Teachers
- SEC 510 - Adol Dev & Cult Respon Pract
- SEC 590 - Pre-Serv Practicum Tchg I
- SEC 591 - Pre-Serv Practicum In Tchg II
- SEC 593 - Phil. & Theor. Found. in Pedag
- SEC 594 - Curr. & Teach. in Eng, SS, and
- SPED 500 - Spec. Ed. Content Area Teacher
For questions about Binghamton University's Master of Arts in Teaching Adolescence Education programs, contact Tami Mann, director of recruitment, admissions and certification at email@example.com or 607-777-5322.