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Adolescent Education (Initial/Professional Certification), M.A.T.

Make your dream of becoming a teacher a reality in this flexible program leading to eligibility to teach middle and/or high school in either English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, or Social Studies.

What You’ll Learn

Ideal for working professionals and adult learners, the Adolescent Education (Initial/Professional Cert), M.A.T. is offered in multiple formats—including fully online—and on both a full- and part-time basis, to prepare you to become a certified New York State middle or high school teacher on your schedule.

You’ll learn to nurture children’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development in a caring, creative learning environment with faculty committed to excellence in education. You’ll also learn how to successfully integrate the latest innovations in technology into all aspects of teaching and learning.

New York Tech’s emphasis on diversity ensures that you’ll develop culturally responsive teaching practices and can work with diverse student populations—skills that are in great demand.

You can earn your high school teaching certification at an accelerated pace with our Accelerated (4+1) program. Specialize in math, physics, biology, chemistry, English, or social studies, in your undergraduate studies; start taking education graduate courses in your junior and senior years; and finish with both your bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years.

Career Options

  • Middle/High-School Teacher:
  • Biology Teacher
  • Chemistry Teacher
  • English Teacher
  • Math Teacher
  • Physics Teacher
  • Social Studies Teacher

"I love teaching with such a great passion. It is so fulfilling. I’m trying to impact students’ lives, not just teach them. I’m preparing them for the future, whether it be writing skills, organizational skills, or life skills."

Fabian Escobedo (M.S. '18)


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Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for programs that prepare school teachers and school leaders.

How You’ll Succeed

Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible for New York State certification as a teacher of Adolescent Education, Grades 7-12 in Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Social Studies, or English. In many instances, New York State certification can be applied towards requirements for teaching certification in other states. In addition, our graduates experience high success rates on New York State certification examinations (NYSTCE).

To further expand your employability, you also have the option to take an additional three courses to get an extension certification in Bilingual Education or five courses for an extension in Bilingual Special Education.

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Accredited

Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for programs that prepare school teachers and school leaders.

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