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 New GRE Requirements for Teacher Education Programs

The New York State Education Transformation Act of 2015 requires graduate-level Teacher Education and Educational Leadership programs to establish rigorous admissions selection
criteria geared to predicting applicants’ academic success in those programs. In accordance with these new regulations, Queens College has amended its admission requirements such
that individuals who apply to any program leading to New York State certification in classroom teaching and/or in educational leadership will need to submit their Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores to Queens College as part of their application. Please see this document for further details and FAQs:​

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) B-2 or 1-6

These 36-credit programs are designed for students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than education who are interested in entering the teaching profession. The program stresses reflective teaching and the proactive role of the teacher in enhancing educational quality. The MAT B-2 and 1-6 program offer students the opportunity to earn NYS initial certification. The programs give students progressive experience with pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment, with principles of field practice integrated into the coursework at each level. [M2] Students are required to take student teaching, with two placements as mandated by New York State. With faculty guidance, each student compiles a digital teaching portfolio that documents the development of reflective practice and self-assessment, and highlights the connections between course and field experiences within the program.

Courses are sequenced so that students begin in the Fall semester. Student teaching takes place during the second Fall semester for full-time students, and during the third Fall semester for part-time students. Student teaching placements are made by the EECE department in NYC DOE Queens schools and approved early childhood community-based programs. Full-time students complete the MAT at the end of the following Fall semester. One additional full-time semester provides the possibility of obtaining an extension certification in either B-2, 1-6, or Bilingual education.

MAT Early Childhood Education (Birth – grade 2) Course Sequence

MAT Childhood Education (grades 1-6) Course Sequence


 Fall 2016 MAT Information Sessions

12:15–1:15 pm (free hour) Powdermaker Hall 018
7–8 pm Powdermaker Hall 054

If you cannot attend but would like more information, please call the
Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at 718-997-5302


 Office Information


Chair: Daisuke Akiba
Powdermaker Hall, Room 057C

65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Flushing, NY 11367

Telephone: 718-997-5302

Fax: 718-997-5325 

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 Program Coordinator

MAT B-2 Program Coordinator
Dr. Patsy Cooper
Powdermaker Hall 054
Telephone: (718) 997-5302

MAT 1-6 Program Coordinator
Dr. Ted Kesler
Powdermaker Hall 054
Telephone: (718) 997-5302

Email: ​​

MAT 1-6 Program Coordinator
Dr. Mary Bushnell Greiner

Powdermaker Hall 054
Telephone: (718) 997-5302

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