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
- Biology (PDF 21kB)
- Chemistry (PDF 21kB)
- Earth Science (PDF 20kB)
- English (PDF 74kB)
- Language other than English (Spanish) (PDF 22kB)
- Mathematics (PDF 21kB)
- Physics (PDF 19kB)
- Social Studies (PDF 20kB)
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.
Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF documents. If Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, you can download it for free from Adobe. If you are unable to use the files, please contact Grad.Students@esc.edu for assistance.