Contact Us

B.S. in Adolescence Education: English (Grades 7 - 12)

Teacher and Students in ClassroomMastering English is essential to success in today’s world. The Bachelor of Science program in Adolescence Education: English at LIU Post prepares a new generation of English teachers to help students read, write and appreciate the world’s most influential language. From decoding the mysteries of Shakespeare to shaping a straight-forward declarative sentence, the study of English develops clear thinking and analytical skills, and deeper insights into the full range of human potential.

The program includes supervised practice teaching in actual classrooms at two grade levels (7 to 9 and 10 to 12), allowing you to observe certified teachers, interact with students, and understand the adolescent mindset as it relates to the English language. This TEAC-accredited program will equip you to teach the great literature of the past and the works of the most acclaimed contemporary writers, and to strengthen students’ comprehension and communication skills.

After you complete the degree requirements and successfully pass all certification tests (LAST, ATS-W and CSTs), you will be awarded Initial Teaching Certification by the New York State Department of Education to teach English to grades 7 to 12.

The Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: English is a joint program between LIU Post’s College of Education, Information and Technology and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The teacher-education programs in LIU Post's Department of Curriculum and Instruction are nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), ensuring you receive the highest quality instruction.

Teaching Methods

The B.S. in Adolescence Education: English requires a program of courses in both English and Education as well as supervised student-teaching. To prepare you for the classroom environment, your coursework will emphasize effective teaching techniques, innovative lesson planning, motivation strategies and student assessment. Your education classes will examine ways that you can use your knowledge to maximize learning outcomes for young students. You will gain insight into the intellectual, physical and emotional development of teenagers, and you will learn to encourage peer cooperation and collaboration, foster self-esteem and moral development, and empower parents. You will explore issues of race, ethnicity and gender as they apply to the classroom. You will learn how to assist a young person in overcoming his or her difficulties with English and to engage and cultivate students who grasp the key concepts quickly. LIU Post teacher education students enjoy close personal contact with faculty who are dedicated to mentoring the next generation of highly skilled teachers.

English Concentration

The Department of English offers courses in three broad areas: writing, linguistics and literature. Offerings in literature, taught by award-winning professors, cover English and American literature and a wide range of literature in translation. Through the education classes you will develop problem-solving and teaching strategies that can reach adolescents at any grade and ability level. Many courses are writing-intensive to help you hone your own English proficiency. Student Teaching requirements provide prospective teachers with closely supervised off-campus experiences, including observing and working with adolescents in local-area public and private schools. To learn more about our programs and facilities, visit the Department of English Web site.

For over a half century, LIU Post has been offering outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare teachers for the classroom. We focus on meeting the needs of contemporary schools, families and communities. Our teacher education programs are widely recognized for their quality, and rank among the most requested majors at LIU Post.

Program Highlight:

LIU Post has established partnerships with more than 65 schools on Long Island and Queens, providing education majors with a wide range of potential sites for student-teaching.