Master in Education - Adolescent Education

General

Program Description

The MSED Adolescent Education (grades 7-12) program provides a 33-credit course of study consisting of methodologies, educational philosophy, literacy, and research. Designed for those who hold a baccalaureate degree in a concentration area (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Social Studies, English, or French), this program emphasizes critical thinking in the classroom and prepares participants to work with students from varying backgrounds. Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, professional attitude, character, and commitment to the teaching profession congruent with New York State standards.

New York requires that all MSED Adolescent students have a 30-credit concentration from an undergraduate degree in one of the offered certification areas (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Social Studies, English, or French) as well as the following credits from a regionally accredited college:

  • 3 semester hours of university-level credit in each of the following general education areas: math; written analytical expression; communication; information retrieval; concepts in history and social sciences; scientific processes.
  • 3 semester hours of a language other than English.

Degree Earned

Total Number of Credits

Program

Certification

M.S.Ed

33

Adolescent Education Grades 7-12

Grades 7-12 in concentration area (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Social Studies, English, or French)

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What can you do with this degree?

After earning a Secondary Education Master’s degree in Buffalo from Medaille, students have gone on to careers as:
  • Content Area High School Teachers
  • Substitute Teachers
  • Teacher Aides
  • Educational Consultants

Program format

Hybrid
  • Weekday students attend classes twice a week on Mondays and Tuesdays for three semesters and students teach during the final semester.
  • Weekend students attend classes approximately every other weekend for three semesters and students teach during the final semester.
  • The hybrid format includes face-to-face and online instruction.
  • Fall, spring and summer start.

Liberal arts and sciences requirements

To pursue the M.S. Ed. Adolescent degree, students need a baccalaureate degree with a concentration of 30 semester hours in one of the following: English, French, Social Studies (History), Mathematics, Biology, or Chemistry. Additionally, students are required to have 3 credit hours in each of the following areas (examples are included):

  • Written Analytical Expression: Composition, writing, English, literature.
  • Information Retrieval: Upon conferral of a bachelor's degree, this requirement will be met.
  • History & Social Science: Sociology, cultural studies, history, psychology, anthropology, political science, economics, cultural geography, woman studies, criminal justice.
  • Scientific Processes: Biology, zoology, anatomy, physiology, physics, chemistry, geology, physical geography.
  • Mathematic Processes: Algebra, calculus.
  • At least three credits of a language other than English or 2 years of high school language.

Required Coursework

  • EDU 513: Fieldwork I: Grades 7-12 (0 credit)
  • EDU 514: Fieldwork II: Grades 7-12 (0 credit)
  • EDU 600: Curriculum Planning in Adolescent Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 601-606: Methods in Adolescence Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 667: Pre-Student Teaching Experiences (3 credits)
  • EDU 670: Literacy in the Content Areas (3 credits)
  • EDU 671: Information Technology and Data Analysis (3 credits)
  • EDU 570: Strategic Literacy Instruction for the Diverse Learner, Adolescence (3 credits)
  • ESP 600: Foundations of Special Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 506: Child Abuse Awareness/ SAVE Seminar (0 credit)
  • ECI 535: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Fostering Culturally Inclusive Classrooms (3 credits)
  • EDU 507: Dignity for All Students Act Seminar (0 credit)
  • ECI 610: Transitions from Education’s Roots to the Present (3 credits)
  • EDU 677: Adolescent Student Teaching (7-12) (6 credits)

Clinical experiences

This exciting opportunity allows students the ability to learn through hands-on experience with the support and mentorship of classroom teachers and college instructors.

Fieldwork: All students enrolled in the M.S.Ed. Adolescent Education program is required to complete a minimum of 100 field experience hours prior to student teaching. These field experience hours are embedded over two courses (EDU 513 and EDU 514).

Medaille fits your life

At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • Personalized support.
  • Guaranteed classes.
  • Collaborative learning environment.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering und ... Read More

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in hands-on, practitioner-based learning environments on campus and in the Western New York community. Read less
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