Health Education Advanced Certificate Program

This program will be offered to students who already possess a Master’s degree and a New York State (NYS) initial or professional certification in any subject area. The Advanced Certificate will enable them to become certified to teach Health Education P-12 in NYS in addition to their base certificate. This program requires 12 credits in Health Education core content and 6 credits in fieldwork through the Student Teaching Internship course.

Admission Requirements

  • Possess a master's degree in a related field.

  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully pursue graduate study by having a master's Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better.

  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay on career goals.

  • Submit NYS initial or professional certification in any subject area.

  • Meet additional Departmental, divisional, and New York State requirements, if any.

  • Submit scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) revised general test, i.e., verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.

Program of Study (Total 18 credits):

Content Courses (Total of 6 credits):

HEA 671Teaching Strategies for Health; Psychosocial Wellness


HEA 507Human Sexuality


Student Teaching Internship (Total 6 credits):

ESC 595Internship in Classroom Teaching


ESC 611Teaching Internship Seminar in Secondary Education


ESC 708Project Seminar in Curriculum, Materials, and Assessment in Specialized Areas


Elective Courses (Total of 6 credits):

HEA 509Drugs and Substance Abuse


HEA 636Perspectives on Death and Dying


HEA 640/DFN 640/HEA 640Nutrition and Chronic Diseases


HEA 680Special Topics in Health


HEA 685Independent Study in Health Education and Promotion