Adolescence brings many challenges and adjustments for students in grades 7-12. Central to the success of these students are teachers armed with the knowledge, skills and commitment to student development that, when combined, foster achievement.
To prepare teacher-candidates for professional initial certification for careers in middle and high school education, SUNY College at Old Westbury offers the Master of Arts in Teaching in Adolescence Education: English Language Arts (7-12).
All of the College’s M.A.T. degrees share general admissions requirements, a pedagogical core, and a content core by discipline specialization. These 42 credit degrees are designed for candidates seeking both a Master’s degree and initial certification in Adolescence Education. After graduation and the satisfaction of the State requirement for paid, full-time classroom experience, candidates may apply for professional certification in Adolescence Education.
Pedagogical training and content specialization are equally emphasized in this degree program, which is offered jointly by the School of Education and the English Department of the School of Arts and Sciences.