This master’s degree program will prepare you to teach Biology to middle school and high school students in grades 7-12 to students of diverse backgrounds, abilities and interests. This program is offered jointly with the Biology Department in the School of Arts & Sciences.
Coursework & Fieldwork: Courses are offered in the afternoon and evening. Some courses may be available in an online or hybrid format. Select courses have required hours of classroom experience (fieldwork) in a New York City public school. Students also participate in supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum) as the culmination of their course of study. Student teaching and/or practicum requires five full days per week for at least one semester.
Certification: Adolescent Biology Education Grades 7-12
Eligibility & Admission Requirements
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0
- A minimum of 21 credits in biology to include a year of introductory biology with laboratory and a semester of organic chemistry (lecture only)
- General education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include: artistic expression, communication, information retrieval, concepts in history and social sciences, humanities, a language other than English, scientific and mathematical processes, and written analysis and expression
- Two letters of recommendation
- A statement of purpose
- An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report
Applications are accepted each Fall and Spring semester.
To start your application, click here.
When applying to this program, under Program of Study, select School of Education – Adolescent Education and Adolescent Education Biology (Grades 7-12).
Fall Start: March 15
Spring Start: October 15
Visit How to Apply for information about deadline extensions.
This program is not designed for individuals who hold initial NYS certification in Biology 7-12. If you seek a Master’s Degree and Professional Certification in a related field, consider our programs in Adolescent Special Education, Literacy Grades 5-12 or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
If you hold a master’s degree in Biology, you may be eligible for our Post Master’s Advanced Certificate program in Adolescent Biology.
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