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Adolescence Education

At Binghamton, teacher education consists of numerous graduate programs.

Pre-Service Programs are for students who do not yet have any certification to teach. The master of arts in teaching (MAT) degree in adolescence education is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in biology, chemistry, earth science, English, French, mathematics, physics, social studies, or Spanish and who seek certification to teach their subject to grades 7-12 students in New York State schools. Students who complete the degree and other requirements are eligible for initial certification.

The Graduate School of Education also offers combined (also called "accelerated") degree programs in mathematics, the sciences, and French or Spanish. These programs provide a limited number of outstanding liberal arts students the opportunity to graduate in five years with BA/BS in a subject and an MAT degree to teach that subject.

In-Service Programs (MSEd) are for students who already hold teacher certification. They combine advanced study and practice in both an academic area and in professional education, enhancing the teaching and leadership abilities of secondary school educators. Completion of this degree and other requirements leads to professional certification in New York State as a grades 7-12 teacher of the subjects outlined above.

Graduate Degrees Offered

Pre-Service Programs (MAT)

  • English
  • Mathematics (see also BA + MAT option)
    • The Mathematics MAT program is closed for Fall 2015. The program will open for applications for Spring 2016.
  • Romance Languages (see also BA + MAT option)
    • French
    • Spanish
  • Science
    • Biology (see also BA + MAT option)
    • Chemistry (see also BA + MAT option)
    • Earth Science (see also BS + MAT option or BA + MAT option)
    • Physics (see also BA + MAT option)
  • Social Studies

In-Service Programs (MSEd)

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Romance Languages
    • French
    • Spanish
  • Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Science
    • Physics
  • Social Studies



Related Programs

  • Accelerated Degrees: Biological Sciences BA + Biology MAT; Chemistry BA + Chemistry MAT; Geological Sciences BA/BS + Earth Science MAT; French BA + French MAT; Mathematics BA + Mathematics MAT; Physics BA + Physics MAT; Spanish BA + Spanish MAT (Learn more about Accelerated Degree Programs.)

Application Deadlines

  Fall Admission Spring Admission


February 1

October 15
(Spring applicant openings vary by year; contact Program Coordinator to check availability.)

MSEd February 1 October 15

Admission Requirements*

The standards maintained by The Graduate School and individual departments and programs are applied to ensure that applicants admitted to the University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing a graduate program, and who, with the benefit of graduate education, are most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields. 

To be eligible, you must have and provide:

  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
  • Complete set of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. At minimum, a 3.0 GPA is required. See details.

Submit the following application materials. Some programs may have additional requirements, so please check the department website for details.

  • Online graduate degree application and application fee
  • Transcripts from each college/university you have attended
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Official GRE scores (Applicants for admission to the In-Service programs are not required to submit GRE scores.)

And, for international applicants:

  • International Student Financial Statement form (PDF)
  • Official bank statement/proof of support
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores

*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for program-specific requirements.

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Tami Mann, Senior Staff Assistant

MAT and Combined Degree Adolescence Education programs

MSEd Adolescence Education programs

Graduate School of Education application information

Graduate School of Education website

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Last Updated: 4/23/15