Adolescent Biology Advanced Certificate


Program Overview

This post-master’s advanced certificate program will prepare you to teach Biology to middle school and high school students of diverse backgrounds, abilities and interests in grades 7 to 12.

Coursework and Clinical Experiences

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.


26 to 27


Adolescent Biology Education Grades 7 to 12

Eligibility and Admission Requirements

This program is designed for applicants who possess a master’s degree in Biology.

  • An undergraduate major of at least 30 credits in Biology and a master’s degree in Biology with a GPA of at least 3.3 from an accredited institution. Coursework at either the undergraduate or graduate level must include a course in introductory biology with laboratory and a semester of organic chemistry
  • 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 world language other than English, scientific and mathematical processes, and written analysis and expression (Waived for Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 applicants)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose
  • An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report (Waived for Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 applicants)

To Apply

Applications are accepted each Fall and Spring semester.

To start your application, visit the Hunter College Online Application.

When applying to this program under Program of Study, select School of Education – Adolescent Education and Post Master’s Cert. in Adolescent Education Biology (Grades 7-12).

Application Deadlines

Fall Start

  • March 15 (Priority Deadline)
  • April 15 (Extended Deadline)

Spring Start

  • October 15 (Priority Deadline)
  • November 1 (Extended Deadline)

Visit How to Apply for information about deadline extensions.

Related Programs

If you do not hold a master’s degree in Biology, consider applying for our master’s degree program in Adolescent Biology.

Contact an Admissions Advisor

Program Leader

Stephen DeMeo

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