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. 

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.


Contact Information
If you wish to apply to this program, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at St. Bonaventure University at (716) 375-2021 or gradsch@sbu.edu for graduate admission materials.

For more information regarding the degree in adolescence education, please contact the program director:
Dr. Paula Kenneson
Plassmann Hall B38
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
(716) 375-2177

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Cashing, Elizabeth

Titles/Responsibilities Lecturer
Academic School
School of Education
Academic Department Adolescence Education
Contact Information Office Phone: (716) 375-2366
E-Mail: ecashing@sbu.edu
Website: http://sched.sbu.edu/faculty/ecashing/ 
Office Location/Hours Plassmann Hall, B52
Courses Taught
  • EDUC 201. Introduction to Education 
  • EDUC 523. Designing and Delivering Instruction 
  • EDUC 524. Methods and Models for Special Subjects 
  • EDUC 526. Managing Instruction and Behavior 
  • READ 560. Literacy in the Content Area 
  • EDUC 588. Secondary Student Teaching: Grades 7-12 
Academic Degrees
  • M.A., Spanish, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., Spanish (Secondary 7–12), State University of New York at Oswego
Other Education
Professional Background

Middle School Spanish Teacher:

  • Olean Middle School, Olean, NY, 1985-2005
  • Jamesville-DeWitt Central Schools, Jamesville, NY, 1969-1979

 

Following a 30 year teaching career in New York state public middle schools, this adventure at St. Bonaventure University has given me a chance to give back to the communities that provided support to our family

Accomplishments
  • Effective middle schools programming and implementation
  • Staff Development workshops:
    • middle level instruction and effective strategies
    • team development
    • L.O.T.E. strategies and instruction
    • Peer mentoring
Teaching Philosophy

We are each on a journey. We seek – we discover – we adapt – we adopt. Along the way, we learn – sometimes who we are, usually more about who we’re going to be.

As a teacher, I have the privilege of sharing my journey with the youth of today who will make a difference tomorrow. My philosophical outlook in education remains flexible to accommodate change. However my energy at all times is focused on the children and young adults with whom I interact. Each one needs to be considered developmentally, intellectually, emotionally, and physically, and then encouraged to grow in an atmosphere of respect and appropriate challenge.

I believe that every person is capable of learning and one of my tasks is to differentiate instruction to address individual needs. Education should be a creative endeavor that guides minds to explore, problem solve, and grow. Maintaining a constant awareness of multicultural opportunities for myself and for those with whom I work is important to me. I encourage an environment that promotes openness and tolerance, hoping to strengthen lifelong interpersonal skills and the ability to function effectively in “community” with others.

Education occurs IN the world, not apart from it. Communication with other professionals, parents, community agencies and student interest groups is critical to progress. Each person needs to feel a part of his or her surroundings, and that is nurtured by activities that promote participation – locally and globally. We are each on a journey. My students guide my journey – what an awesome deligh

Current Research Interests/Projects
  • Brain compatible learning
  • Differentiated instruction
  • L.O.T.E. strategies and instruction
  • Look Global – Act Local
Other Interests/Community Involvement

Memberships/Involvement 

  • First Presbyterian Church: member, Board of Elders
  • Southern Tier Symphony: member, Board of Directors
  • Chamber Music Society of Olean: member, Board of Directors
  • Olean Theatre Workshop: member, Board of Sponsors
  • Olean Middle School Orchestra: accompanist
  • Olean City Schools: interpreter

Hobbies/Activities  

  • Skiing
  • National and international travel
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