M.S. in Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12)
The Master of Science degree in Adolescence Education at LIU Post prepares professional teachers and leaders to address the intellectual, social and emotional needs of teenagers in grades 7 through 12.
The program is designed for individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and college and who wish to begin a new career as a certified school teacher. Upon graduation, you will be eligible for Initial Teaching Certification from New York state. In addition, current teachers who have bachelor’s degrees in education and Initial Teaching Certification may use this program to expand their expertise to the fifth through ninth grade levels. This program meets the New York state master’s degree requirements for Professional Teaching Certification.
The program’s central goal is the preparation of outstanding teachers who are experienced in thinking critically, solving problems and working collaboratively with teen learners ages 13 to 18 as well as parents and educators in public and private schools. This Master of Science program encompasses teacher education courses, which prepare you for classroom management and curriculum development, and a concentration in one of six disciplines: Biology, Earth Science, English, Mathematics, Social Studies or Spanish. Depending on the concentration you choose, the Master of Science in Adolescence Education requires 45 to 49 credits.
About the Curriculum
The Adolescence Education program closely examines the characteristics of the high school organization. The curriculum addresses such fundamental questions as: What is the teaching-learning connection? How do issues of race, class, gender and cultural diversity affect the classroom experience? How has the American school system responded over time to rapid changes in American society? The program will examine the entire range of adolescent psychological development, including cognition, social relationships, stress, self esteem, physical and mental health, and political and moral development. After a thorough grounding in a variety of instructional methods and materials, you will put what you have learned into practice in a full semester of supervised student teaching.
If you already have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in one of the following areas, you may qualify for the M.S. in Adolescence Education Pedagogy Program and earn your Master of Science degree in Adolescence Education (grades 7 to 12) in only 33 to 36 graduate credits:
- Earth Science
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