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Accelerated Bachelor's-Master's Programs

Five-year bachelor’s/master’s programs are available in several academic departments. Some are joint programs with the Graduate School while most are with the School of Professional Development. Students are allowed to take up to fifteen (15) graduate credits that will count towards both their undergraduate and graduate requirements reducing the total time for completion of the master’s degree.

 The university allows undergraduate students enrolled in a combined program to use a maximum of 15 graduate credits toward the undergraduate portion of the accelerated degree.

Undergraduate  Academic Plan

Graduate  Academic Program

Maximum   # of Shared Credit Allotment

UG & Grad Degrees Awarded

TEACH Recommendation

B.A. in Italian with Teacher Preparation option

MAT in Italian

15

Concurrently

After MAT awarded

B.A. in French with Teacher Preparation option

MAT in French

15

Concurrently

After MAT awarded

B.A. in Spanish with Teacher Preparation option

MAT in Spanish

15

Concurrently

After MAT awarded

B.S. in Chemistry with Teacher Preparation option

MAT   in Chemistry

15

Concurrently

After MAT awarded

B.S. in Biology with Teacher Preparation option

MAT in Biology

15

Concurrently

After MAT awarded

B.S. in Earth Science

MAT in Earth Science

15

Concurrently

After MAT awarded

B.S. in Physics with Teacher Preparation option

MAT in Physics

15

Concurrently

After MAT awarded

B.S.   in Mathematics

MAT in Mathematics

15

Concurrently

After MAT awarded

B.A. in History with Teacher Preparation option

MAT in Social Studies

15

Concurrently

After MAT awarded

B.A. in African Studies with Teacher Preparation

MAT in Social Studies

15

Concurrently

After MA awarded

B.A. in English with Teacher Preparation option

M.A. in English (Graduate School)

12

Concurrently

After MA awarded

B.A. in History with Teacher Preparation option

M.A. in History (Graduate School)

6

Concurrently

After MA awarded

B.A. in Linguistics with Teacher Preparation  option

M.A. in TESOL (Graduate School)

8

Concurrently

After MAT awarded

B.A. in Italian & Linguistics with Teacher Preparation option **

MAT in Italian

15

Concurrently

After MAT awarded

B.A. in French & Linguistics with Teacher Preparation option **

MAT in French

15

Concurrently

After MAT awarded

B.A. in Spanish & Linguistics with Teacher Preparation option **

MAT in Spanish

15

Concurrently

After MAT awarded

** Leads to two separate teaching licenses, Spanish/French/Italian Grades 7-12 and TESOL Pre-K- 12)

Applying to a Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Program

Students must apply and be admitted to a combined degree program. The minimum requirements to apply include completion of at least 60 credits of college coursework and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher as an undergraduate student. Additional requirements may vary by program; contact the Graduate program for more information. All applications require approval from the undergraduate department, the corresponding Graduate Program Director and the University Teacher Certification Officer.

Matriculation into the Graduate Career

When an accelerated/combined degree student has completed a minimum of 105 undergraduate  credits,  has taken the maximum allotted number of graduate credits (8 - BA/MA-TESOL; 15 — other combined teacher prep programs) as an undergraduate student, and has less than a full-time (12 credits) undergraduate course load needed to complete their Bachelor’s degree requirements, they should matriculate into their Graduate career. Matriculation requires submission of the “SPD Change of Status” form. Students should consult with both their Undergraduate Program Director and their Graduate Program Director for advising and guidance on matriculation.

Graduation from the Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Program and Teacher Certification

Students enrolled in one of Stony Brook University’s combined teacher preparation programs will be eligible for graduation from both the BA or BS and MA or MAT degree at the same time. This includes completion of all degree requirements, including completion of all certification workshops (Child Abuse, School Violence, Substance Abuse and DASA). In addition, students must be awarded both their undergraduate and graduate degree programs in order to be eligible to receive an institutional recommendation on their NYSED TEACH account by the University Certification Officer and upon receipt of their FERPA release forms.  All candidates must apply for their teaching license via their NYSED TEACH account and pass all the required NYS exams and complete the fingerprinting process in order for NYSED to issue their license.

Degrees with distinction are awarded at the undergraduate level only. Undergraduate coursework taken during the graduate career will calculate into the undergraduate GPA to determine distinction for Combined Degree Program students.

As per Graduate School/School of Professional Development policy, undergraduate courses DO NOT count towards graduate degree requirements. Also, per university policy, a student must spend at least one year in residency for the master’s portion of the program. Additionally, state regulation requires that students must earn a minimum of 30 graduate credits for the master’s portion of the program.