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For more information, please contact the Director of the Secondary Education Program:

Dr. Nancy Casey 
Acting Dean
School of Education
ncasey@sbu.edu
716-375-2394
Plassmann Hall B18

Secondary Education

There are two ways to become a secondary school teacher at St. Bonaventure. Regardless of which you choose, you need to complete a major in the appropriate subject matter for teaching, which may be selected from English, social studies, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, Spanish, French, or Latin.

  • While  you complete a bachelor's degree in the subject area, you can earn a minor in secondary education. The secondary education minor leads to initial secondary teacher certification in New York state (grades 7-12). Students wishing to declare a minor in secondary education should consult with an adviser in the School of Education. This is a 37-credit minor and should be declared no later than a student’s sophomore year. For more information, please see the Minor in Secondary Education Program.
  • After  you complete a bachelor's degree in the subject area, you can pursue a Master of Secondary Education (MSED) in adolescence education. The School of Education at St. Bonaventure offers an MSED program in adolescence education, which leads to initial secondary teacher certification in New York state (grades 7-12). The teacher certification program is available as a fast-track master’s degree requiring three semesters of additional work after receipt of the bachelor’s degree. It is appropriate to talk with the program adviser as early as sophomore year to ensure that all prerequisite requirements for admission to the program are addressed. For more information, please see the MSED in Adolescence Education Program.

Interested students should contact:

Dr. Nancy Casey
Acting Dean, School of Education
Director of the Adolescence Education Program
ncasey@sbu.edu
716-375-2394

For More about
Secondary Education...
...please visit the 
Minor in Secondary Education Program
or the
MSED in Adolescence Education Program
in the School of Education's website