Certification Areas and Content Requirements

Empire State College offers certification in the content areas listed below. To meet state education department requirements, applicants must possess a bachelor's degree and 30 credits in their content area (at least 6 credits of advanced-level coursework are required). Undergraduate courses with a grade below C and graduate courses with a grade below B are not acceptable toward a content review.

Middle Childhood Education (Grades 5-9) and Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12) Content Requirements

Templates for self-review are linked to each certification area.

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