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NCATE Accredited Master of Arts in Educational Psychology

The Master of Arts in Educational Psychology meets the academic requirements for New York State Professional Teaching Certification and has two distinct tracks that students can pursue.

The first track meets the academic requirements for application to Professional Certification in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) for candidates with initial teacher certification in this area. The second track meets the academic requirements for application to Professional Certification in Adolescent Education (grades 7-12) and is designed for candidates who possess initial certification in one of the Adolescence Education areas: History, Science (Biology or Chemistry), Mathematics, Languages (French or Spanish), and English. Also, the second track meets the academic requirements for initial and professional certification in Middle School Extension (grades 5-6). Upon completing the M.A. in Educational Psychology program, candidates applying for the Professional Teaching Certification in Adolescence Education will thus meet the master's degree requirements for Middle School Extension (grades 5-6).

Both tracks of the M.A. in Educational Psychology entail the successful completion of 36 credit hours of coursework. 

The Professional Education Unit at Marist College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at Marist College located in Poughkeepsie, New York. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

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