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Advanced Certificate: Middle Childhood Extension, Grades 5-6

This program is designed for teachers who hold New York State certification in one of the academic content areas grades 7-12 and who seek an extension to teach that subject in grades 5-6.

Admission Requirements

New York State initial or professional certification in one of the following academic content areas, Grades 7-12: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Physics, or Social Studies. Candidates holding provisional or permanent certification must submit passing scores on the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST), the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W), and the Content Specialty Test (CST) in their subject area.

Certificate Requirement

Candidates must consult with an adviser in their subject area before beginning their studies.


The 6-credit curriculum consists of two instructional areas:

  1. Introduction to Middle Childhood Education: ESC 711 (3): Perspectives on Middle School Education.
  2. Curriculum and Instruction: ESC 509 (3): Instructional Practices Across the Middle School Curriculum.

Last modified: 8/4/2015