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Master of Science in Adolescence Education

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Excel as a Teacher

Saint Rose prepares extraordinary teachers, here’s how.

The Saint Rose Masters of Science in Adolescence Education is designed for individuals who want to merge their passion for biology, English, mathematics, or social studies with teaching adolescents.

Small classes, caring and dedicated professors, and rigorous preparation for classroom teaching are hallmarks of the Master of Science Adolescence Education program at The College of Saint Rose.

Students complete classroom and field experiences that will lead to initial and professional certification for 7th-12th grade in their content area in New York State. An optional extension will allow students to teach their content area in 5th and 6th grades.

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Program Highlights

Piece together your certification puzzle at your own pace.

  • Start the program as a full time or part time student in the fall, spring or summer, then complete your last semester through a full time student teaching placement.
  • Complete your master’s degree in as little as two years of full time study.
  • Attend evening courses (4:30pm or 7:15pm start times) that meet once a week to accommodate life’s busy schedules.
  • Learn from passionate and highly credentialed faculty with decades of experience as classroom teachers.
  • Connect your learning at Saint Rose to your future classroom by integrating pre-service student teaching hours with curriculum based on theory and practice.
  • Be expertly prepared for the New York State Teacher Certification Exams (NYSTCE) and certification process through additional campus based workshops, seminars, and one on one meetings with faculty.
  • Join our renowned alumni network which is deeply connected with many school districts.

Saint Rose has many funding options that can make your education affordable:

Exceptional Faculty

Emphasis on inventive hands-on learning

Expert practitioners as well as respected researchers knowledgeable in trends throughout the global marketplace, our faculty hold you to the highest standards of ethics and transparency as well as academic excellence, and encourage you and your classmates to be effective in all aspects of business.

Listen to our alumni share their “#WhyITeach” stories, and start your path to becoming an extraordinary educator.

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Dr. Fragnoli has over 10 years of public school teaching, and is strongly connected to local, state and national social studies education networks.

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Study the content needed for modern day classrooms.

Courses include:

  • Adolescent development
  • Curriculum, instruction, and methods in your content area
  • Assessment
  • Special education
  • Middle school theory and practice
  • Foundations of education, educational research, and educational psychology
  • Literacy

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5th – 6th Grade Extensions
Want to expand the range of students you can teach or deep dive into a subject area? Add on to your 7th – 12th Grade certification with an optional 6-credit 5th through 6th Grade Extension. Extensions are available in the content area of your initial certification.


Certificate of Advanced Study in Special Education
Are you a New York State certified teacher and you hold master’s degree in education or are in the process of earning that degree? Expand your skills even more – and make yourself a versatile job candidate – with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Special Education.


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Certificate of Advanced Study in Literacy
Reading can unlock so much for students. New York State certified teachers with master’s degrees or working on a master’s degree can choose to pursue a Certificate of Advanced Study in Literacy for either Birth-6th Grade or Grades 5-12.


Birth to 6th Grade Grades 5 to 12

Career Outlook

Impact the future of your students.

Rest assured, no matter where your future classroom is, you will leave Saint Rose knowing that what you do in your own classroom positively impacts students’ futures.

Listen to our alumni share their “#WhyITeach” stories, and start your path to becoming an extraordinary educator.

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Schools Where Saint Rose Graduates Teach:

  • Albany Charter School Network
  • Ballston Area Community Center
  • Bethlehem Central School District
  • Brighter Choice Charter Schools
  • Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District
  • Capital Region BOCES
  • City School District of Albany
  • Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District
  • Cohoes City School District
  • Cooperstown Central School District
  • Guilderland Central School District
  • Middleburgh Central School District
  • Schenectady City School District
  • Shenendehowa United Methodist Preschool
  • South Colonie Central School District
  • Troy City School District

– (Self-reported job outcome location from 2018 graduating class.)

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