Articulation Agreement with RIT

Teacher Certification

Transfer Articulation Agreement between Ithaca College and Rochester Institute of Technology

This agreement articulates the requirements for the entry of RIT undergraduates into the Ithaca College graduate teacher education program. The agreement is based on a mutual commitment by RIT and Ithaca College to support the preparation of outstanding teachers for today’s schools.

This agreement is designed for students at RIT completing a Bachelor’s degree who wish to attend Ithaca College to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) which leads to certification to teach grades 7-12 in the areas of mathematics, biology, chemistry, or physics.

Students at RIT will be granted admission to the M.A.T. program at Ithaca College provided that the following requirements are met:

  1. Students must successfully complete a RIT major in the desired area of certification with a minimum of 30 credits in the discipline.
  2. Students must successfully complete with a grade of B or better undergraduate Education courses offered at RIT or local colleges that satisfy the entry requirements of Ithaca College’s M.A.T. program facilitated by this articulation agreement. Specifically, students must complete the following (or their equivalents as determined by the coordinator of the science teaching program at IC). RIT-ITDS 150: Science Education: Research and Practice History and Philosophy of Education (e.g. EDUC-211 at SJF) Field Experiences I Field Experiences II Educational Psychology
  3. Students seeking certification in mathematics should have the following courses or equivalents Calculus I, Calculus II, Statistics and Probability, Linear Algebra, Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, Abstract Algebra, and at least one proof focused course (e.g. Analysis, Introduction to Proof).
  4. A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average is earned, as well as a minimum 3.0 in the major, and the student is making satisfactory progress in the final semester courses prior to admission to Ithaca College.
  5. The student has satisfactorily completed the IC Admission Application Process, and has earned admission to IC, as determined within the sole discretion of IC, pursuant to its published criteria. Note: The IC application requirement for two letters of recommendation will be waived if the student is recommended by the Director of CASTLE or equivalent RIT personnel (e.g. Learning Assistant program Director).
  6. The student is in good disciplinary standing at RIT.

Applicants who do not meet the above-listed requirements and/or who have course withdrawals and/or incompletes on their transcripts are not eligible to participate in this articulation agreement but can be considered for admission to the M.A.T. program at IC on an individual basis through the normal application process.

Applicants are eligible to apply for Graduate Assistantships at Ithaca College.

Applicants pursuing an M.A.T. in mathematics, chemistry, physics, or biology are eligible to apply for Ithaca College Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program scholarships through Ithaca College.

The director of the CASTLE Center for Advancing Science/Math Teaching, Learning & Evaluation will advertise this articulation agreement throughout the College of Science and among students participating in CASTLE programs (e.g. Learning Assistant “LA” program).

This agreement can be modified, as deemed necessary, by mutual consent of the two institutions. Discontinuation of this articulation agreement, as deemed necessary by either institution, requires an advance notice of one year. Annual review will be performed by the RIT CASTLE Director and Dean of the College of Science and the coordinator of the IC science teaching program.

Appendix: SAMPLE RIT/Ithaca College Student Course Grid

LA Pedagogy Course
St. Johns Fischer
Field Experiences I
St. Johns Fischer
History & Philosophy of
Education (EDUC-211)
St. Johns Fischer
Educational Psychology
Field Experiences II
IC Summer 1 Ithaca College
Inquiry and the Nature of Science (Sci) or History of Mathematical
Ideas (Math) (3 cr)
Educational Technology (3 cr)
Pedagogy and Practice Across the Disciplines (3 cr)
Foundations of Language, Literacy, and Culture (3 cr)
D.A.S.A. Workshop: Bullying, Harassment, Discrimination (0 cr, NY
State requirement)
Topics Every Science Teacher
Should Know (Sci) or Graduate
Seminar in Mathematics
Education (Math) (3 cr)
Literacy Development (3 cr)
Exceptional Child (3 cr)
Pedagogy and Practice for the
Science Teacher (Sci) or
Pedagogy and Practice for the
Mathematics Teacher (Math) (3
Child Abuse ID (0 cr)
Drug/Alcohol Abuse ID (0 cr)
School Violence Prevention (0 cr)
Professional Development
Seminar (0 cr)
Seminar in Reflective Practice (3
Professional Semester in
Education (6 cr)
IC Summer 2 Research in the Discipline / Research for the Science Teacher (Sci)
or Connections between Secondary and Advanced Algebra (Math) (3