Teaching Earth Science: 7-12 MA Transitional B

Master of Arts in Teaching Earth Science with Transitional B

With Transitional B Certification in Grades 7-12

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Admissions Information

Displaying requirements for the Spring 2024, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024 terms.

Master of Arts

  • Points/Credits: 34
  • Entry Terms: Summer Only


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  • NY State Transitional B: Earth Science 7-12

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: N/A
  • Summer/Fall (Priority): January 15
  • Summer/Fall (Final): January 15

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

Requirements from the TC Catalog (AY 2023-2024)

Displaying catalog information for the Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 terms.

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This program is for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers only in partnership with the Jaffe Peace Corps Fellows Program at Teachers College.


Emphasis is placed on those competencies necessary for effective science teaching as a means of enhancing professional growth of in-service and pre-practice through group and individualized instruction in a general methods course and in courses applicable to specific sciences.

In order to meet New York State Teacher Certification requirements, the M.A. degree for teacher preparation programs is comprised of 36 credits of coursework in the areas of professional education, science content, and science methods. The 32-point M.A. degree program in Supervision/Teacher of Science Education serves students whose professional interests are centered in the enhancement of science teaching and learning including teacher professional development, curriculum improvement, personal professional development, and preparation for more advanced studies leading to advanced master’s degrees in science teacher supervision. In consultation with your advisor upon acceptance to a degree program, a program plan will be outlined based on your specific content certification area.

Other requirements that must be met before graduation include completion of a science safety workshop, successful completion of the program’s Gateway Performance Assessments for Teaching, and a final master’s portfolio project. See the Teacher Education section of this bulletin for details on other requirements.

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