Professional Certificate – Master’s Degree Requirement
EFFECTIVE SUMMER 2013, THE ENTIRE DEGREE PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE, IN AN ONLINE FORMAT
Students with initial certification have five years to obtain professional certification. In order to satisfy the master’s degree requirement and requirement for 12 graduate semester hours in the content core for professional certification, you must have been awarded a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or from an institution authorized by the Regents to confer degrees. The College at Brockport qualifies as one of these institutions. Below are three possible routes to an acceptable master’s degree.
The MALS program is not a program registered to lead to any certification area.
In the case of students holding initial certification in any of the "Generalist" certificates (Early Childhood Education Birth- Grade 2, Childhood Education Grades 1-6, Generalist in Middle Childhood Education Grades 5-9, Students with Disabilities Birth-Grade 2, Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6 and Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 5-9), the master's degree may be in any of the Liberal Arts & Sciences.
The MALS program should satisfy the master’s degree requirement for these “Generalist” certificate areas since it falls into the Related Subject Area of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
The MALS program has been used to satisfy the required 12 semester hours of graduate study for those with an unrelated master’s degree. Please refer to the following Web site for more detailed information on required coursework for those with an unrelated master’s degree: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/relatedmasters.html
**NOTE: Students wishing to utilize The College at Brockport MALS program to satisfy the Professional Certificate – Master’s Degree Requirement for professional teacher certification must apply either directly to the state or through their local BOCES representative for their certificate.
**More information regarding NYS Teacher Certification, including information about the online teacher certification application, can be found at: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ .
Additional Certification Questions? Please contact The College at Brockport’s Coordinator of Certification, Michael Harrison, at either (585) 395-2326 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Please also visit The College at Brockport Teacher Certification Web site at: http://www.brockport.edu/certification/