About This Masters Degree
If you teach adolescents—or would like to—Saint Rose has a respected program to help you gain the theory, practice, and certification you need.
This degree is designed for students who seek initial certification and do not hold their master’s degree. It includes the coursework required to teach Biology, Business and Marketing (certification K-12), Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, or Spanish in New York and reciprocal states.
The Teacher Education Department identifies the purposes of its education sequence for Adolescence Education candidates seeking initial certification as the development of education professionals who are reflective practitioners, able to link content, theory, and practice, and able to create effective learning environments for children with the full range of abilities and experiential backgrounds. Reflecting these purposes, 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.
The graduate program in Adolescence Education leads to a Master of Science in Education for those who plan to prepare for secondary school teaching. The program in Adolescence Education provides the education course work required for initial and professional certification for grades 7-12 in New York and reciprocal states in biology, business and marketing (certification K-12), chemistry, earth science, English, mathematics, social studies, or Spanish.
Applicants who are not initially or provisionally certified in adolescence or secondary education, but wish to be, should apply for admission to this program.
Applicants who are provisionally or initially certified in adolescence or secondary education and wish to work toward their permanent or professional certification in that area should not apply for admission to this program. They are referred to the program in Curriculum and Instruction.
Applicants who are not initially certified, but who hold or are concurrently completing a master’s degree in their content area disciplines, may complete the Certification-Only program described below.
Applicants interested in obtaining certification in adolescence and special education may wish to apply to the Adolescence Education/Special Education Adolescence dual certification program.
Consistent with the Conceptual Framework of the School of Education of The College of Saint Rose, 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; and
Ability to integrate a variety of technological methods and programs to enhance student learning and practitioner effectiveness.
Our master's program is for those holding a 4-year degree from an accredited institution in Biology, Business and Marketing, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, or Spanish. It provides the course work required for initial and professional certification in grades 7-12 in New York and reciprocal states for Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, or Spanish. For those with a 4-year degree in Business and Marketing, it provides the course work required for initial and professional certification in grades K-12 in New York State.