Academic Catalog

M.A.T. in Adolescence Education

This program is designed for candidates seeking initial teaching certification in adolescence education, grades 7–12, in biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, physics, English, French, Spanish, and social studies. The program includes a full professional semester of student teaching.

Additional Requirements

  1. Students admitted to the graduate programs in education with outstanding requirements must complete those requirements by the date stipulated in the letter of admission.
  2. M.A.T. students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, with grades of B or better in all education courses. A grade of B- does not qualify.
  3. Admission into one of the Ithaca College teacher education programs does not guarantee that a student will be allowed to participate in the semester-long student teaching experience or to be a program completer eligible for teaching certification. Continuation in a teacher education program is contingent upon the student successfully meeting the requirements of four transition-point reviews, which occur at the following transition points:
    1. Admission to the Professional Education Graduate Program,
    2. Admission to Student Teaching,
    3. Completion of Student Teaching, and
    4. Completion of Program.

For additional information on policies and requirements for the program, please see the Education Department Overview page.

The graduate chair must approve any exceptions to program policies or requirements.


Core education and pedagogy courses27
Discipline courses9
Total Credits36

Degree Requirements

EDUC 50000Professional Development Seminar0
EDUC 50100Literacy Development for Linguistically Diverse Learners3
EDUC 50300The Exceptional Child and the Classroom3
EDUC 50810Pedagogy and Practice across the Disciplines3
EDUC 51210Seminar in Reflective Practice3
EDUC 56600Educational Technology for Middle and Secondary Educators3
EDUC 60000Professional Semester in Education6
EDUC 60500Foundations of Language, Literacy, and Culture3
EDUC 19210Child Abuse Identification and Prevention0
EDUC 19220Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention0
EDUC 19230School Violence Prevention0
EDUC 19240Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention0
EDUC 50700Advanced Content Knowledge in the Discipline (must be taken twice for a total of 6 credits)6
EDUC 50800Assessment in the Disciplines3
Select one of the following:3
Pedagogy and Practice for the Mathematics Teacher
Pedagogy and Practice in the Teaching of Social Studies
Pedagogy and Practice for the Science Teacher
Pedagogy and Practice for the English Teacher
Pedagogy and Practice of Teaching Languages Other Than English
Total Credits36