Graduate Adolescent Mathematics (Advanced Certificate) Course Sequence and Program Tracker – Part-Time – Fall Start


Academic Plan: MATEAE-AC

Students are required to complete 26- 27 credits in Education Courses. This is a recommended sequence of Education courses. Students must consult with the faculty advisor to determine their individualized course of study before registering for classes.

Students who graduate from their teacher preparation programs in Fall 2023 or later, will be required to complete a teacher preparation assessment (TPA) as a requirement for program completion. As of April 2022, the Hunter College School of Education is reviewing the options for the teacher preparation assessment (TPA) and we will have more information available for students in the coming months.

Semester 1 – Fall

Education Courses

  • SEDF 703 – Social Foundations of Adolescent Education (3 credits)

Semester 2 – Spring

Education Courses

  • SEDF 704 – Adolescent Development, Grades 7-12 (2 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)

Semester 3 – Fall

Education Courses

  • SEDC 710 – Building the Foundations of Literacy in Adolescent Education (3 credits)
  • SEDC 720 – Adolescent Health and Safety (1 credit)

Semester 4 – Spring

Education Courses

  • SEDF 705 – Educational Psychology: Applications to Adolescent Education (2 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)

Semester 5 – Fall

Education Courses

  • SPED 708 – Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings (3 credits)

Semester 6 – Spring

Education Courses

  • SEDC 713 – Methods I: Advanced Study of Secondary Learning Environments for Teaching Mathematics and Science (3 credits)

Certification Exam

  • Educating All Students (EAS) Exam. Students must pass before applying for Student Teaching.

Semester 7 – Fall

Education Courses

  • SEDC 723 – Methods II: Intensive Study of Teaching Diverse Learners in Mathematics, Grades 7-12 (KC) (2 credits)
  • SEDC 741 – Adolescent Fieldwork (KC) (1 credit, must be taken with SEDC 723: Methods II)
  • SEDF 706 – Assessment of Teaching and Learning in Adolescent Education (2 credits, must be taken with a field-based course.)

Certification Exam

  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – Mathematics. Students must pass before applying for Student Teaching.

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Student Teaching / Practicum

Students must apply for student teaching/practicum. Refer to the program Fieldwork page for full policies and procedures.


Students must apply for graduation the semester before their planned graduation. Refer to the Graduation and Commencement page for full policies and procedures.

Semester 8 – Spring

Education Courses

  • SEDC 75300 – Student Teaching (5 credits) or SEDC 77310 and SEDC 77320 – Practicum (4 credits)
    • Students must prepare a portfolio of materials during their student teaching clinical experience to demonstrate readiness to teach including lesson plans and unedited video recordings of themselves at work in the classroom.

Apply for


Students must apply for certification in their final semester. Refer to the program Certification page for requirements and step by step instructions.


  • SEDC 7200 – Adolescent Health and Safety, is available every semester including summer and winter sessions.
  • SEDC 7100 – Building the Foundations of Literacy in Adolescent Education, can be taken in semester 1 or semester 2. It is also offered in the summer.
  • SPED 70800 – Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings, can be taken in semester 2 or 3. It is also offered in the summer with several fully online sessions.
  • In addition to the Certification Exams, students must complete the DASA workshop prior to graduation. The DASA workshop can be completed at Hunter College or outside of Hunter College.