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Master of Arts in Teaching in Adolescent English (7-12)

Responsible preparation for work in secondary school and community settings requires that in addition to meeting the academic standards established by each program, candidates demonstrate appropriate personal characteristics, which would include professional judgment, ethical conduct, and academic integrity. In addition, candidates are expected to demonstrate sensitivity to secondary student issues and effective management of personal stress or adjustment difficulties.

The goal of the MAT degree program is to:

  • fulfill Initial Certification requirements in a content area
  • fulfill MAT degree requirements
  • fulfill Professional Certification requirements in a content or related area

The MAT degree in Secondary Education consists of existing courses in State-certified Post-Baccalaureate and MSEd programs in Secondary Education. The MAT program will consist of the existing 24 credits plus 6 credits in advanced pedagogy and 9-12 credits in content courses. Upon completion of the 24 credits in the Post-Baccalaureate program, students are eligible for initial Professional Certification in the content area. Upon completion of the remaining 15-18 credits for the MAT degree, students are eligible for Professional Certification in the content or related area.

The MAT programs are comprised of two areas: 1) the Core Courses that lead to Initial Certification in the content area, and 2) the modules. Modules can either be Content Specialization Courses or Extension Specialization Courses that provide the opportunity for a second area of certification (Special Education, Bilingual Education, or Literacy).

Admissions at a Glance
Fall Deadline July 15
Spring Deadline December 15
Extended Deadline None
Letters of Reference 3
Essay 500 Words
PTE 68
Accepts Non-Matric Yes

Requirements for Matriculation

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.

  1. Have completed a bachelor’s degree with major in the area in which they wish to become certified
  2. Three letters recommendation are required. At least two must be academic references (such as former course instructors/professors)
  3. The 500 word essay should address the following
    1. Why you want to be a secondary English Language Arts teacher in an urban context
    2. Why the Queens College program you are applying to will be a good fit
    3. Describe any prior teaching and/or tutoring experience you have had

Requirements for Non-Matriculation

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for non-matriculation​.

  1. Students who wish to take English Education program courses as non-matriculated students must contact an English Education program advisor before submitting an application via the application system.