St. Bonaventure University

Master's In Adolescence Education (MSEd)


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. 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
  • French
  • Spanish
  • History (and/or political science)
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
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. Should you be interested in working outside of New York state, our certification office will advise you on obtaining certificates in other states.  

In some cases, thirty 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.
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      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.

      Sep 24, 2019 | Dr. Gabriel Swarts, assistant professor of adolescence education, will present a research paper at the national conference for social studies faculty, the College and University Faculty Association of the National Council of Social Studies.