The Adolescence Education Program provides individuals who have a baccalaureate degree in a content subject the opportunity to become initially certified to teach that subject in grades 7-12 in New York. The program provides courses and experiences in pedagogy, assessment, curriculum, and other topics that prepare individuals to be effective teachers.
Candidates in this program can pursue certification in English, math, social studies, French, Spanish, biology, chemistry, physics and earth science. Those possessing 30 or more credit hours in another content area may be able to pursue a second certification through this graduate program (e.g., math and physics).
Field experiences include a 30 hour tutoring program, an intensive field experience in the semester(s) prior to student teaching, and a semester-long full-time student teaching experience.
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Those preparing to teach math, languages or science may be eligible to benefit from the federal TEACH Grant program and/or the New York State Math & Science Teaching Incentive. Those pursuing the Reading Specialist or Students with Disabilities certification may also be TEACH Grant eligible. See the Other Sources of Aid
page for more information.
Program Location and Start Dates
This program is offered at our Olean campus and starts in spring, summer, and fall semesters.
The program program fact sheet
provides additional information.