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For more information, please contact the Program Director:

Dr. Nancy Casey
Plassmann B18
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
(716) 375-2394
Email: ncasey@sbu.edu

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Phone: (716) 375-2021

MSED IN ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION

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.
 
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. 

Financial Aid

Our Dean's Scholarship can save you 20% on your graduate program. Click here for more information.

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.

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Program Brochure

Learn more about the MSED in Adolescence Education program in our electronic brochure.

Kenneson, Paula

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES Adjunct Instructor
Faculty Director, To BE Program (international initiative in Brazil)
Student Teaching Supervisor 
ACADEMIC SCHOOL School of Education
ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT Educational Leadership
CONTACT INFORMATION To BE Program: (716) 375-2177
Email: pkenneso@sbu.edu
OFFICE LOCATION
COURSES TAUGHT
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Sept. 1999. 
  • Master's in Educational Administration and Supervision, St. Bonaventure University, May 1979.
  • Bachelor's in Elementary Education, minors in Spanish and Latin, St. Bonaventure University, May 1975. 
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Faculty Director, To BE Program; Adjunct Professor, Educational Leadership Program; Student Teaching Supervisor, St. Bonaventure University, August 2015 - present
  • Program Director for Adolescence Education, Student Teaching Supervisor, St. Bonaventure University, August 2008 - 2015
  • Student Teaching Supervisor, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, N.Y., 2007 - present
  • Student Teaching Supervisor, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pa., spring 2013
  • Supervisor for Instruction, LoGuidice Educational Center, Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, Fredonia, N.Y., August 1999 - 2006
  • Supervisor for Instruction, Hewes Educational Center, Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, Ashville, N.Y.; Coordinator for Alternative Education, CHOICE Alternative School, Jamestown, N.Y., September 1997 - August 1999
  • Elementary Principal, Gowanda Elementary School, Gowanda, N.Y., August 1995 - June 1997
  • Assistand Middle School Principal/Coordinator for Alternative Education, Salamanca City Central School, Salamanca, N.Y., August 1991 - August 1995
  • Program Supervisor for New Direction Alternative Education Program, Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES, Salamanca, N.Y., 1989 - 1991
  • Elementary Teacher (grades 4-6), Remedial Reading Teacher, Little Valley Central School, Little Valley, N.Y., 1975 - 1989
ACCOMPLISHMENTS PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Kenneson, Paula. (2014). Assessment and the edTPA. edTPA conference. SUNY Geneseo
  • Kenneson, P., McAndrew, J. and Fuller, J. (2011). Pre-service teacher candidates and the challenge of teaching and learning standards. Science Teachers Association Conference, Rochester, NY.
  • Hamels, J. and Kenneson, P. (2008) All students can learn: Opportunity vs. reality and how to make it  happen. Jamestown Community College.

HONORS & AWARDS
  • March 24, 2013 Guest Speaker at Kappa Delta Pi  Initiation Ceremony and Initiation into KDP as a professional educator
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • 2013 Kappa Delta Pi ( KDP) International Honor Society in Education 
RESEARCH
  • 2013 Zhang, X. and Kenneson, P. Connect classroom learning with real world applications. Vision and Change Abstract Submission. https://www.cvent.com
  • 2012 Keenan Research Grant. Co-teaching activity with Dr. Xiaoning Zhang. Aligning biology lab planning, instructional design and common core college readiness writing standards to increase student learning
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
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