Adolescent Earth Science


Program Overview

This master’s program will prepare you to teach Earth Science to middle school and high school students of diverse backgrounds, abilities and interests in grades 7-12. This program is offered jointly with the Geography 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.

Credits: 42-44

Certification: Adolescent Earth Science Education Grades 7-12

Eligibility & Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0
  • A major of at least 30 credits in the liberal arts or sciences
  • At least 21 credits in geology, physical geography, earth science, or environmental science, including geographic techniques
  • A 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

To Apply

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 Earth Science (Grades 7-12).

Application Deadlines

Fall Start: March 15

Spring Start: October 15

Visit How to Apply for information about deadline extensions.

Related Programs

These programs are not designed for individuals who have initial NYS certification in Earth Science 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 Earth Science, you may be eligible for our Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate program in Adolescent Earth Science.

Contact an Admissions Advisor

Program Leader

Jeanne Weiler

Geography Department Advisor

Ines Miyares
Office: N1005