MSED in Adolescent/Secondary Education (7-12) at Medaille College

Learn more onlineSend us an email


NYSTCE Passing Rates
Test Pass Rate
LAST 98%
CST 93%
ATSW 100%
ATSW-Secondary 100%
English Language Arts 94%
Mathematics 100%
Biology 100%
Chemistry 97%
French 20%
Students with Disabilities 91%
Literacy 100%

Master of Science in Education (MSEd): Adolescent Education Grades 7-12 (Intermediate/Senior)

The Master of Science in Education: Adolescent Education at Medaille is targeted to people who already have bachelor’s degrees in one of the certification areas: English, French, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Social Studies. The program qualifies you to apply for certification in New York State and the Province of Ontario, Canada.

Our accelerated program gives you the preparation and the skills necessary to excel as a secondary school teacher-leader. As a Master of Science in Education student you will learn in small, dynamic classes from faculty with teaching and administrative experience, who will work closely with you to master teaching methods, curriculum planning and new classroom technologies.

As a practitioner-based college, our focus is to help you become as prepared as possible to take your place in the 21st century classroom.

Adolescent Education Master's Degree Highlights

  • Study in small classes with veteran faculty and administrations, who will share their tools and techniques for classroom success.
  • Participate as part of a small cohort of committed, passionate students, all taking the same classes, with whom you will study, develop teamwork skills and create a professional network.
  • Prepare for student teaching by completing a 100-hour volunteer or paid pre-student teaching experience in a classroom, YMCA program, church or community organization working with students of varying ages.
  • Complete your student teaching in an approved middle school and high school.
  • Qualify to apply for initial certification in Adolescent/Secondary Education in New York State and Ontario.
  • Recent Medaille graduates passed the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W) Secondary exam at a rate of 100 percent.

Duration: The Master of Education: Adolescent Education is a 30-credit, nine-month, twelve-month, or sixteen-month program offered in two flexible formats: two weekdays a week or every other weekend. Classes are taught at Medaille College's Buffalo, New York campus.

Meet the Masters in Education Faculty

Illana Lane, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Education
Kelly Ahuna, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Virginia Batchelor, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Elizabeth Bystrak, M.S.Ed., Visiting Instructor
Craig Centrie, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Claudia Conway, M.S.Ed., Clinical Associate Professor
Elaine Correa, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Jeffrey A. Faunce, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
P.K. Heffernan, Ed.D., Visiting Assistant Professor
Belete Mebratu, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Mary Beth Scumaci, M.S.Ed., Clinical Assistant Professor
Jane Scura, Ed.D., Visiting Assistant Professor
Renee Sturm, Ed.D., Visiting Assistant Professor
Colleen Wilkinson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Careers of Master of Science in Education: Elementary Education Graduates

Graduates from Medaille go on to become classroom teachers and long-term substitutes as well as take positions on boards such as Canandaigua Academy, Southwood Park School, NCDSB - Denis Morris High School, Blue Water School Board and the Toronto Catholic School Board.

Other Medaille College Undergraduate and Graduate Education Programs

Master of Science in Education: Elementary Education Grades 1-6 (Primary/Junior)
Master of Science in Education: Literacy
Master of Science in Education: Special Education
Bachelor of Science in Education in Buffalo, New York (traditional-age students)
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Education in Rochester, New York
Post-Master's Certificate in Literacy
Post-Master's Certificate in Special Education
Adolescent (Secondary) Education Program for Canadian Students at Medaille


Take the next step

Why Medaille College?

  • Convenient class times for working adults
  • Small classes with personalized attention
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Degree programs taught by faculty working in the field
  • Fully online programs for even more flexibility

Medaille College © 2014   All Rights Reserved