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Long Island University’s Rockland Graduate Campus Launches Master's in Adolescence Education

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Hudson Graduate Center at Rockland,
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Long Island University's Rockland Graduate Campus is offering a new Master of Science in Education in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), a 33-credit program leading to initial certification in New York State and New Jersey.

Classes begin on May 21 for new students who wish to pursue teacher certification in one of four areas at the middle and high school levels: English, math, social studies or science (including biology, chemistry, earth science and physics.) Interested students can find out more about the program -- and others offered at the Rockland Graduate Campus -- at an Open House on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

“The Adolescence Education Program is especially appealing to change-of-career professionals interested in rewarding careers as teachers,” said Dr. Nancy T. Goldman, program director of Curriculum and Instruction. “Our program provides a thorough developmental and theoretical framework while it explores various teaching methods.”

The Adolescence Education program offers a wide range of courses that are designed to educate and train new teachers. To be admitted, students must have pursued a concentration on an undergraduate level in one of these majors: English, math, social studies or science. In addition, this new master's program affords students who have never taught before the opportunity to equip themselves with hands-on skills and knowledge through student teaching at intermediate and high schools.

“This new program will open opportunities for people who have always wanted to become a teacher but do not have the state-required training,” said Dr. Nancy Low Hogan, Associate Provost for the Campus. “It is ideal for someone who majored in areas such as English, social studies, math and science as an undergraduate and now would like to use that knowledge to teach middle school or high school students, especially since there is a severe shortage of science and math teachers in New York State.”

For more information about the Adolescence Education program visit the Rockland Graduate Campus Web site: www.liu.edu/rockland or attend the Open House, April 18, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Campus is located at 70 Route 340 in Orangeburg, New York. For admissions information call (845) 359-7200, ext. 5403.

Posted 02/23/2007

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