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Why Choose Saint Rose for a Master’s Degree in Adolescence Education?

If you teach adolescents—or would like to—Saint Rose has a respected program in Adolescence Education to help you gain the theory, practice, and certification you need.

The Teacher Education Department strives to develop education professionals who are reflective practitioners, able to link content, theory, and practice, and able to create effective learning environments for adolescents with a full range of abilities and experiential backgrounds. The education sequence combines classroom, laboratory, and field experiences that are guided and facilitated by the College’s faculty and supervisors who have had experience in diverse classroom settings and who exemplify the reflective, scholarly, caring education professional.

Program Highlights

Saint Rose offers a Master’s Degree and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Adolescence Education.

Master’s Degree

  • This degree is designed for students who seek initial teaching certification and do not hold their master’s degree. It includes the coursework required to teach Biology, English, Mathematics, or Social Studies in New York and reciprocal states.

Certificate of Advanced Study

  • The CAS program is designed for candidates who seek initial teaching certification in Biology, English, Math, or Social Studies and already hold—or are currently earning—their master’s degree. The master’s degree must be in either their content area or a field functionally related to teaching adolescents. It includes a one-semester, full-time student teaching experience. Consistent with New York State guidelines, the Certification-only program in Adolescence Education requires 100 hours of classroom field experience prior to student teaching. These are course-embedded field experience hours that must be completed in grades 7-12. Classes held prior to student teaching meet in the evenings and full- or part-time study options are available. View Gainful Employment information related to this certificate program.

Learning Objectives

Graduates of the Adolescence Education program must demonstrate:

  • Professionalism in exercising their roles as adolescence education teachers within a social context;
  • Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of secondary school curriculum and learning standards in a content discipline;
  • Ability to plan, deliver, and evaluate appropriate, accurate, and substantive instruction in the content discipline;
  • Ability to engage in student-centered teaching and innovative practice;
  • Organization and positive classroom management techniques;
  • Ability to teach diverse pupils;
  • Ability to integrate a variety of technological methods and programs to enhance student learning and practitioner effectiveness.