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Advanced Certificate in Student Behavior Management

About the Certificate

Students' educational and social environments play critical roles in encouraging and sustaining optimal learning. The certificate in Student Behavior Management provides critical knowledge and skills teachers need to effectively guide student behavior in the classroom. Program courses and experiences build on an understanding of child and adolescent stages of growth, cultural contexts, and social justice to enable the creation of safe and respectful school environments. The select courses enable understanding of the dynamics of student academic, career, and personal-social development, and provide practical strategies for educators to use to positively impact student success in school. Teachers' professional skills in advocacy, collaboration, teamwork, leadership, data-based decision-making, and problem solving are honed in the action-oriented assignments. In addition, course work integrates technology use in creative and meaning ways.

Courses in the Student Behavior Management certificate may be applied to the Master's of Science in School Counseling, if you subsequently apply to and are admitted to that degree program.

What the Certificate Offers

  • A 15-credit experience focused on students' behavior and learning
  • Convenient Manhattan and Old Westbury locations
  • Integrated field work that links theory with practice
  • Opportunities to develop important technology skills
  • A unique cross-disciplinary approach including perspectives from school counseling, instructional technology, teacher education, and educational leadership
  • Cutting-edge content in student behavior management, school violence prevention, cultural contexts, and working with special student populations

How to Apply

Candidates can begin the certificate in the fall, spring, or summer semester. The first step in the application process is to apply online. Next, you must send official transcripts from all of your previous undergraduate and graduate studies to the School of Education.

Please send all documents to:

New York Institute of Technology School of Education
Attn: Erin Fabian
26 West 61st Street, Room 205
New York, NY 10023
212.261.1529
efabian@nyit.edu

Please note that your application will not be reviewed until we have all of the necessary documents.

There is no application deadline; however, ordering transcripts can take several weeks, and it is important to make sure you apply with enough time for all of your documents to be received, your application to be reviewed, and if admitted, for you to register before the semester begins, so please plan accordingly.


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Admission Requirements

  • B.S. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
    • Students who have a GPA between 2.85 and 2.99 may be accepted and will have to achieve a 3.0 GPA in the first 12 graduate credits to continue in the program
    • Students who have a GPA below 2.85 must take the GRE and earn a minimum combined score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative reasoning tests. They will need to achieve a score of 4.0 out of 6.0 on the analytical writing section. If they meet the GRE requirement, they may be accepted and will be required to achieve a 3.0 GPA in the first 12 credits to continue in the program.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Copy of college diploma or proof of degree
  • Copies of teaching certificates you currently hold if you are seeking New York State certification
  • Official GRE scores, if required (NYIT GRE Code: 2561)
  • International student requirements: English proficiency, I-20, and transcript evaluation

Special Note
New York education law now permits nonresident aliens to qualify for an initial license. Individuals with U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status may qualify for a permanent or professional New York State Teaching Certificate.

Read more at NYSED