- Hybrid (Combination of face-to-face & online instruction)
- 100% Online Program: Adolescent Education Grades 7-12 (Professional Certification ONLY)
We offer 3 different options that lead to initial and/or professional certification for Biology, 2 of which also lead to Students with Disabilities certification.
Education Inclusive Generalist Grades 5–12, MSEd(Hybrid)
For individuals who do not have initial certification and are seeking to become a NYS certified teacher for the first time. Students must have a bachelor’s degree in Biology or 30 Biology content related credits to be eligible to apply. This program leads to both initial and professional NYS certification in Biology and Students with Disabilities.
Education Inclusive Generalist Grades 5-12, Advanced Certificate (Hybrid)
Primarily designed for students who have already earned a master’s degree in Biology. Students must have a bachelor’s degree or 30 Biology content related credits to be eligible to apply. This program is for students who are seeking to become a NYS certified teacher for the first time. This program leads to initial NYS certification in Biology and Students with Disabilities.
Adolescence Biology Grades 7-12, MSEd (100% Online Program or Hybrid)
For individuals who hold (or will soon hold) NYS initial teaching certification in Biology Grades 7-12. This program leads to professional certification.
Review the curriculum options below to help determine your appropriate path to becoming a NYS certified teacher or reach out to the department contact below for any specific questions.
Grades 5-12 (MSEd) Curriculum
Grades 5-12 (Advanced Certificate) Curriculum
Grades 7-12 (MSEd) Curriculum
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6% from 2012-22. Employment opportunities vary by region. New York State Education Department (NYSED) issued teaching certificates are highly valued throughout the US, allowing for a reciprocity process in all 50 states. Because of the nature of our inclusive program, our dual certification program will greatly enhance job prospects.