Adolescence Education Master's

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Adolescence Education Master's

Why study adolescence education at Geneseo?

Geneseo’s master’s in adolescence education program deepens and broadens teachers' understanding of adolescent students, related pedagogical options, and the content area of the teacher's preparation. Teachers are guided by experts in the content areas and the discipline of education to consider innovative ways of designing learning experiences for adolescents, envisioning curriculum, and creating the classroom of the 21st century.

Candidates who complete the program are eligible for New York state professional certification in Adolescence Education (grades 7–12). Geneseo offers four areas of academic specialization in grades 7–12: English, French, Social Studies, and Spanish.


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Program Highlights

  • The Ella Cline Shear School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • Full-time students (12 credit hours per semester/summer) may finish in three semesters.
  • Classes are conveniently offered in late afternoon and evening. 
  • Some courses may be offered online during the summer, but courses are set up so students don’t have to take summer classes.
  • Class sizes are small, and courses in the respective specializations are taught by faculty in English, history, and global languages and literatures.
  • In lieu of the GRE, students are able to submit the results of one teacher certification examination: Educating All Students (EAS), Elementary ATS-W, Secondary ATS-W, one of the Content Specialty Tests (CST), or another substantially equivalent test.

Sample Courses

  • Educational Research and Methodology
  • Nature of Learning: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations in Education
  • The School and Society

Contact Info

Susan J. Salmon, Graduate Liaison to the School of Education
South Hall 219D

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