The Master of Arts in Teaching is a New York State registered and approved program that qualifies students for license upon successful degree completion. Students must complete all courses required for the MAT and must receive a grade of B or better in all pedagogy and foundation courses as well as an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all coursework attempted while matriculated in a graduate teacher preparation program.
In addition, all teacher preparation candidates must be fingerprinted and must also complete certification workshops in:
- Child Abuse
- Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
- School Violence (Project Save
- Identification and Referral of Substance Abuse
See Certification and Licensing Workshops for details and schedules.
All students will have to complete the Educating All Students Test and the revised CST (Content Specialty Test) in the area of the Certificate. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor the TEACH website at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/ to ensure that they are taking the appropriate examinations.
Note: As of April 27, 2022, the NYS Education Department eliminated the edTPA as a certification requirement. Effective September 1, 2023, in lieu of the edTPA, all students in teacher preparation programs will be required to complete a teacher performance assessment. This assessment will be developed, administered, and evaluated by Stony Brook University instructors.