The transitional B certification pathway is a part-time option designed for working adults who would like to become certified teachers of record while simultaneously completing their MAT degree. The blended course delivery (in-person and online) requires that students are computer literate in order to engage in this technology-rich program.
Transitional B certification is a full New York state teaching certification that allows qualified MAT students to seek employment as teachers of record after just one year in the program. First-year requirements include:
During the second and third years of the transitional B certification pathway, students may continue their MAT coursework while working as a full- or part-time teacher in a NYS middle or high school. In this setting, students will be mentored by MAT faculty members and networked with other transitional B certification teachers across the state. The program culminates in the teaching portfolio capstone course. In addition to completing the 42-credit MAT program, students must pass the final NYS certification exam (EdTPA) in order to qualify for Initial certification.
U.S. Schools in Social Context (EDU-660515)*
Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development (EDU-660511)*
Teaching and Learning (EDU-660506-510)*
Exceptionalities: Individualized Learning (EDU-660514)*
Teaching Diverse Learners (EDU-660512)
Teaching and Curriculum (EDU-660516-520)
Mentored Teaching 1 (EDU-660522)
Educational Evaluation (EDU-660523)
Mentored Teaching 2 (EDU-660524)
Content Area Study (EDU-660529)
Mentored Teaching 3 (EDU-660532)
Literacy Across the Curriculum (EDU-660533)
Mentored Teaching: Teaching Portfolio (EDU-660534)
* Each course integrates structured field experiences in NYS schools. Successful completion of these courses is required for NYS transitional B teaching certificate.
** Successful completion of MAT program leads to the NYS initial teaching certificate.
*** Meets Empire State College’s MAT project requirement.
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