SEYS

Secondary Education and Youth Services (SEYS)

For the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, the SEYS department will be working remotely during our normal hours of Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. To contact the SEYS staff, please send us an email to SEYS@qc.cuny.edu and we will do our best to respond promptly.
  • For Program Advisement, please click here for a list of our advisors’ contact information and office hours.
  • For students in SEYS classes, please click here for a list of our class instructors’ contact information and office hours.
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Secondary Education and Youth Services (SEYS) offers seven distinct programs that lead to certification, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees or post-Master’s extension credits.

Our Undergraduate Initial Certification Program entails a sequence of courses in a subject discipline along with courses in the department of SEYS. Students typically enter the education part of their studies when they are second semester sophomores and have completed a certain number of subject discipline courses (specific details are given under each SEYS program). Students completing this program earn a Bachelor’s degree and initial teaching certification. 

For undergraduates planning graduate work in Secondary Education, consider the Accelerated Masters program. Take up to 12 graduate credits while still an undergrad and have them count to your BA and transfer to the SEYS Advanced Certificate degree.

Our Graduate Initial Certification Program is designed for students who already hold an undergraduate or graduate degree but who do not have the required courses to qualify for a teaching certificate. Graduates from this program gain initial certification.

Our Master of Science in Education (MSED) Programs are for students who already hold an initial certificate in a teaching discipline and who wish to pursue advanced studies in education. Graduates from this program gain advanced certification and a MSED degree.

Our Master of Arts in Education (MAT) Programs are for students who hold an undergraduate degree but who do not have the required courses to qualify for a teaching certificate. Graduates from this program gain initial and advanced certification and a MAT degree.

Our Post Master’s extension programs offer a variety of courses for educators seeking salary differentials and continued professional development in their field.

Office Information

Chair: Eleanor Armour-Thomas
Dept. Office: Powdermaker 150
Phone: 718-997-5150
Fax: 718-997-5152
Email: SEYS@qc.cuny.edu

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