Adolescence Certification (7-12)

Students will be held to the requirements of the catalog of the year in which they declare their major. Following are the requirements for the most recent catalog.

Marist College offers programs leading to initial New York State teaching certification in Adolescence Education (7-12) for the following majors:

  • English
  • French
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Admission To the Program

Students who declare their intention to seek teaching certification in their academic major are assigned an education advisor as well as a major-field faculty advisor. During freshman and sophomore years, students meet with both advisors to design their program of study and to ensure that they will meet the requirement for admission to the secondary program in their junior year. Admission is based on the following minimum criteria:

  • A major field grade-point average of 3.0 with no grade lower than a C
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.7
  • Grades of C+ or higher in all required courses in the Certification Sequence
  • Three letters of recommendation from the college faculty*
  • Interview by members of the Adolescence Education Council as deemed necessary

* One letter must be from a major field faculty member. Transfer students must submit one recommendation from a faculty person at the college previously attended.

Adolescence Education Certification

Students who have declared their major in a prior year should consult the appropriate catalog.