St. Bonaventure University

Master's In Adolescence Education (MSEd)


This master's level 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 state. Should you be interested in working outside of New York state, our certification office will advise you on obtaining certificates in other states.

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Are you interested in teaching grades 7-12?


We offer certification programs in the following content areas

  • English
  • Spanish
  • History (and/or political science)
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Starting a new teaching career is easier than you think

This master's 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 state.* 

In some cases, 30 college credits in a content area may be sufficient to pursue the 7-12 teaching credential, even if your college major was in another field.

The secondary education program not only provides you with opportunities to build and refine your knowledge about teaching, it also engages you in extensive experiences interning and teaching in secondary classrooms.

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. One of the hallmarks of our program is the partnerships with school districts, and that the SBU Office of Educator Preparation Placement and Certification arranges all placements for students.

*Should you be interested in working outside of New York state, our certification office will advise you on obtaining certificates in other states.  


Convenient online delivery


Coursework is 100% online and students complete in-person field experiences in their local area.

We know the challenges of completing an advanced degree while balancing full time school work and home life. For your convenience, MSED in adolescence education courses are 100% online, and you can connect with professors and class members virtually. Students then satisfy in-person field experience requirements in their local area.

Students begin their program in the summer semester.

Students who wish to attend part time need to discuss this with the program director to arrange an extended program schedule.

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      May 19, 2021 | Thirty-two St. Bonaventure University students who earned graduate and undergraduate degrees this year were inducted into the university’s Xi Nu chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education, in a virtual ceremony held May 14.

      Oct 13, 2020 | Dr. Gabriel Swarts, assistant professor and adolescence education program director, is one of three authors of a research article published in the Journal of Teacher Education and Educators.

      Oct 31, 2019 | Dr. Tracy W. Schrems, assistant professor of adolescence education, delivered a presentation titled "Cody Schrems: Raising a Young Man with Significant Challenges — An Ongoing Recollection of Significant Moments in Collaboration" at the 2019 New York State Council for Exceptional Children conference, held Oct. 18-19 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, New York.