Adolescence Education

The Master of Science in Adolescence Education: Specialist in Science program and the Master of Science in Adolescence Education: Specialist in Mathematics program will prepare candidates with initial certification in any subject for NY State professional certification.

The Master of Science in Adolescence Education program is designed for applicants with a bachelor's degree and initial certification in either mathematics or science who are seeking professional certification in either of those two subject areas. Students may complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis, enrolling in online and/or face-to-face courses. They have the option to complete the program with an accelerated schedule (an academic year, plus preceding and following summer sessions) or to extend their program over two to five years.

Admission Procedures

Candidates for the Master's degrees must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and completed:

  1. Application (online or paper) and application fee ($50) payable to New York Institute of Technology;
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended;
  3. Evidence of MMR from a physician;
  4. And, for those to whom it applies, NYS Provisional or initial Certification and/or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (See below for applicability.)

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit from other accredited colleges and universities is accepted up to a maximum of six graduate semester hours. The courses to be transferred must be relevant to the program of study being pursued and have been received within five years of the date of the transfer request. The grades earned for the course must have been 3.00 or higher and the credit must not have been applied toward another degree. The official transcript must be submitted to the NYIT Admissions Office with a written request and a copy of the course description taken from that college's catalog. This form can be obtained in the School of Education or in the Admissions Office.


All candidates must have been accepted into and matriculated in a master's degree or certificate program within the first 9 credits of study. Non-matriculated candidates may take no more than 9 credits.

Interim assessment of all candidates takes place at 12 credits. New York Institute of Technology reserves the right to withdraw matriculation status from any candidates who do not maintain a GPA of 3.00 and satisfy all other School of Education requirements at the point of interim assessment.

Graduation Requirements

Candidates for the Master of Science degree in Adolescence Education — Specialist in Science Professional Certification and  Master of Science degree in Adolescence Education —Specialist in Mathematics Professional Certification must satisfactorily complete at least 36 semester hours of graduate work. At least 30 hours of this study must be completed at New York Institute of Technology in the prescribed program of study.

All candidates in the Master's programs are required to complete a terminal project. For the Master's degrees, this project will generally take the form of an empirical study.

Note: In New York State it is a state certification requirement that a candidate for teacher certification be a citizen of the United States.


Please contact Dr. Hui-Yin Hsu ( or 516.686.1322)

Course of Study

Curriculum: Adolescence Education: Specialist in Mathematics 7-12 (M.S. AESM.)

Curriculum: Adolescence Education: Specialist in Science 7-12 (M.S. AESS.)

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