MAT Combined Program
Certification Areas and Content Requirements

Empire State College offers certification in the content areas listed below. To meet New York state certification requirements, teacher candidates must possess 30 credits in their content area.  (Undergraduate courses with a grade below C and graduate courses with a grade below B are not acceptable toward a content review.)

Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12) Content Requirements

Degree Planning templates for review purposes are linked to each certification area.

General Education Requirements for New York State Certification

Teacher candidates in all content areas must have completed 30 semester hours of liberal arts and sciences general education.  The Written Analysis/Expression category must be fulfilled with a course outcome of B or higher.

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