Masters of Science or Arts for Teachers of an Academic Discipline Teaching (ACT)

(For Teachers with Provisional Certification Before February 2004)

The Master of Arts or Master of Science for Teachers of an Academic Discipline (ACT) satisfies the academic requirements for people seeking permanent certification at grades 7-12 in the subject areas of English, a foreign language, mathematics, science or social studies. The applicant must hold provisional/initial certification in the same certificate title for eligibility for this program.

These programs fulfill the academic requirements for permanent certification in the teaching field in New York State.

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Requirements for the M.A. or M.S. in English Education (30 credits minimum):

Specialized education courses (18 credits minimum):
 

1)

Teaching of Subject Field: Two courses in the teaching of the subject field (Tap courses as advised);
  2)
Foundations of education (6 credits minimum), with at least one course in educational and social thought, and one in human learning and development.
  3)
Educational Research and Measurement: One course such as: Psy 530, 540, 630, 640, 650, 750; Tap 580, as advised;
  4)
Tap 680 Research Seminar in ETAP or Tap 699 thesis;
     
Supporting courses as advised: 12 credits, including:
  1)
A minimum of two courses in the principal subject;
  2)
A minimum of two courses in professional education.

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Requirements for the M.A. or M.S. in Foreign Language Education (30 credits minimum):

Specialized education courses (18 credits minimum):
  1) Teaching of Subject Field: Two courses in the teaching of the subject field (Tap courses as advised);
  2) Foundations of education (6 credits minimum), with at least one course in educational and social thought, and one in human learning and development.
  3) Educational Research and Measurement: One course such as: Psy 530, 540, 630, 640, 650, 750; Tap 580, as advised;
  4) Tap 680 Research Seminar in ETAP or Tap 699 thesis;
     
Supporting courses as advised: 12 credits, including:
  1) A minimum of two courses in the principal subject;
  2) A minimum of two courses in professional education.

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Requirements for the M.A. or M.S. in Mathematics Education (a minimum of 33 credits in graduate courses at the 500-level or above):

Teacher education - mathematics and/or science education (18-21 credits minimum):
  Courses as advised including:
  1) Tap 652S or Tap 652M Perspectives in Mathematics (Science) Education (3);
  2) Tap 650 Microcomputers and the Math/Science Class (3-9);
  3) Tap 680 Research Seminar in ETAP (3) or Tap 699 Master's Thesis;
  4) Electives;
     
Supporting courses as advised (12-15 credits minimum) including:
  1) Academic field (6 credits minimum) selected from Atm, Bio, Chem, Csi, Geo, Mat, Phy as appropriate;
  2) Foundations of education (6 credits minimum), with at least one course in educational and social thought, and one in human learning and development.

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Requirements for the M.A. or M.S. in Science Education (a minimum of 33 credits in graduate courses at the 500-level or above):

Teacher education - mathematics and/or science education (18-21 credits minimum):
  Courses as advised including:
  1) Tap 652S or Tap 652M Perspectives in Mathematics (Science) Education (3);
  2) Tap 650 Microcomputers and the Math/Science Class (3-9);
  3) Tap 680 Research Seminar in ETAP (3) or Tap 699 Master's Thesis;
  4) Electives;
     
Supporting courses as advised (12-15 credits minimum) including:
  1) Academic field (6 credits minimum) selected from Atm, Bio, Chem, Csi, Geo, Mat, Phy as appropriate;
  2) Foundations of education (6 credits minimum), with at least one course in educational and social thought, and one in human learning and development.

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Requirements for the M.A. or M.S. in Social Studies Education (30 credits minimum)

Specialized education courses (18 credits minimum):
  1) Teaching of SubjectField: Two courses in the teaching of the subject field (Tap courses as advised);
  2) Foundations of education (6 credits minimum), with at least one course in educational and social thought, and one in human learning and development.
  3) Educational Research and Measurement: One course such as: Psy 530, 540, 630,640, 650, 750; Tap 580, as advised;
  4) Tap 680 Research Seminar in ETAP or Tap 699 thesis;
     
Supporting courses as advised: 12 credits, including:
  1) A minimum of two courses in the principal subject;
  2) A minimum of two courses in professional education.

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