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Adolescence Education Teacher Certificate

Students wishing to prepare to teach in secondary schools (grades 7-12) will need to complete the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). For complete information on the M.A.T., see the Sage Graduate School catalog.

The M.A.T. at Sage is offered in the following programs:

M.A.T. English Adolescence Education
M.A.T. Mathematics Adolescence Education
M.A.T. Social Studies Adolescence Education
M.A.T. Art Education Adolescence Education

The M.A.T. in Art Education leads to certification in grades K-12, and the M.A.T. in English, Math, or Social Studies leads to certification in grades 7-12; students in these programs may choose to complete an optional specialist extension to Middle Childhood (grades 5-6). Seeking an additional certification area may require student teaching outside the academic year and, thus, additional tuition cost may be incurred.

The Russell Sage undergraduate student may complete the M.A.T. at Sage Graduate School in a single additional year beyond the completion of her undergraduate degree by taking the following four prerequisite courses as electives to her Bachelor’s Degree. [Alternatively, these competencies may be met at the graduate level. Postponing these prerequisites to the graduate level will, of course, preclude the M.A.T. from being finished in a single year.] Preferential consideration for candidacy to the M.A.T. program will be given to Russell Sage College graduates who meet the entrance requirement of 2.75 for their major and cumulative grade point averages.

Select one of the following psychology* courses (SS): 3 Credits

*Note: All Psychology courses require the following prerequisite:


The candidate for the M.A.T. must also complete the bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline.