Candidates who wish to teach adolescents in middle or high school (grades 7-12) will major in Adolescent Education and the subject area they want to teach. Each of our adolescent education programs is nationally recognized, and all of our adolescent programs lead to a bachelor’s degree and the NYS Initial teaching certificate in Adolescent Education (grades 7-12). Candidates may also opt to pursue a combined bachelor’s and Master of Science in Education (B.S./MSEd) through our five-year combined degree program. The Adolescent education program is considered a full time program.
Both the 4-year and 5-year programs in Adolescent Education can be completed on the Pleasantville or the New York City campus.
Candidates in the Adolescent Education program choose a second major from one of the following areas:
Spanish (NYC only)
The Adolescent Education program is considered a full-time program, and candidates progress through the program as a cohort, with required education courses offered in specific semesters. This means that the School of Education has a very high on-time graduation rate. It also means that candidates may not reduce their education program to fewer than four years of study. Transfer students seeking to major in Adolescent Education should meet with a School of Education advisor upon admission to the University.