MST in Inclusive Adolescent Education
Also known as the STARS Program: Skilled Teachers Achieving Results for Students
This 39-credit program on our Westchester campus prepares career changers and non-education degree holders to become dually certified teachers of adolescent subject-specific content and students with disabilities who will also address the needs of those who are culturally and linguistically diverse.
Candidates will find this program an engaging blend of general education and special education theory, pedagogy and practice with clinically-enhanced experiences. Completion of the MST in Inclusive Adolescent Education will lead to certifications in adolescent education in a content area, adolescent special education generalist, and extensions as adolescent special education content area specialist.
Criteria for full admission include:
- bachelor‘s degree or higher from an accredited institution,
- undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above,
- submission and review of official undergraduate transcripts documenting completion of Pace distribution requirements for the liberal arts and sciences,
- positive recommendations,
- a major or concentration in the liberal arts and sciences, and
- six semester hours in each of the following subject areas: mathematics, English language arts, social studies and science.
The content core requirement for candidates entering this master‘s program shall be a major, concentration, or the equivalent in one or more of the liberal arts and sciences – English; mathematics (calculus, history, theory, computer science); natural sciences (biology, zoology, anatomy and physiology, physics, chemistry, geology, geography); social sciences (sociology, cultural studies, history, psychology, anthropology, political science, economics, government); and Languages other than English; and six semester hours in each of the following subject areas: mathematics, English language arts, social studies and science.
EDG 601 Social Foundations (1.5 credits)
EDG 602 Adolescent Development (1.5 credits)
EDG 603 Language and Literacy in Diverse Classrooms (1.5 credits)
EDG 604 Language and Literacy for English Language Learners (1.5 credits)
EDG 605 General Assessment (3 credits)
EDG 606 Learning Environments (3 credits)
EDG 607 Supporting Positive Behavior and Autonomy (3 credits)
EDG 610 General Methods in Inclusive Adolescent Classrooms (3 credits)
EDG 611–615 Content Methods and Assessment in Inclusive Adolescent Classrooms (Mathematics, English, Social Studies, Science, World Languages) (3 credits)
EDG 616 Cross Disciplinary Instruction and Assessment in Inclusive Adolescent Classrooms (3 credits)
EDG 617 Inclusive Literacy Assessment and Instruction (4 credits)
EDG 618 Individual Program Planning I (3 credits)
EDG 619 Fieldwork (2 semesters) (0 credits)
EDG 620 Teacher Researcher in Inclusive Adolescent Classrooms (3 credits)
EDG 621 Seminar in Inclusive Adolescent Teaching and Inquiry (2 credits)
EDG 622 Clinical Practice in Teaching Adolescents and Teaching Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
TCH 211A Professional Seminar I: Keeping Children Safe (0 credits)
TCH 211D Professional Seminar: Dignity for All Students (DASA) (0 credits)
Total Credits 39