Master's Degree in Teaching Adolescents: Become Eligible for New York State Education Certification

Master's Degree in Teaching Adolescents: Become Eligible for New York State Education Certification

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Adolescent/Secondary Education (MSEd)

The secondary/adolescent education master's program is for students who have completed coursework in English, French, mathematics, biology, chemistry or social studies, and look to build on that foundation. Prepare to navigate the steps toward New York State requirements, which leads to certification. Meet our education faculty.

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Whether you choose to take classes on weekdays or weekends, you may earn your degree in just 16 months


What Can You Do With a Master's in Adolescent Education?

Medaille alumni have gone on to careers as:

Content Area High School Teachers

Substitute Teachers

Teacher Aides

Educational Consultants


Program Specs

Buffalo; fall and spring starts

33 credits

Weekly on Monday and Tuesday or every other weekend on Saturday and Sunday (7 weekends
a semester)

Practitioner-educators with real-world experience as teachers and administrators


Admission Requirements

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Program Handbook

MSEd Adolescent Education Curriculum

ECI 535 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Shaping Culturally Inclusive Classrooms (3)

EDU 507 Dignity for All Students Act Seminar (0)

ECI 510 Research in Education (3)

ECI 610 Transitions from Education’s Roots to the Present (3)

EDU 513 Fieldwork I (0)

EDU 514 Fieldwork II (0)

EDU 570 Strategic Literacy Instruction for the Diverse Learner: Adolescence (3)

EDU 600 Curriculum Planning in Adolescent Education (3)

Methods in Adolescence Education – choose one concentration – (3)

EDU 601 Methods in Adolescence Education: English 

EDU 602 Methods in Adolescence Education: French

EDU 603 Methods in Adolescence Education: Mathematics

EDU 604 Methods in Adolescence Education: Biology

EDU 605 Methods in Adolescence Education: Chemistry

EDU 606 Methods in Adolescence Education: Social Studies/History

EDU 667 Pre-Student Teaching Experiences (3)

EDU 677 Adolescent Student Teaching (3)

EDU 670 Literacy in the Content Areas (3)

EDU 671 Information Technology and Data Analysis (3)

ESP 600 Foundations of Special Education (3)

EDU 506 Child Abuse Awareness/SAVE Seminar (0)
Note: a comprehensive multiple-choice examination must be written and passed as part of the program requirement.



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Program News

Dr. Riegel Presents at 2021 Association of Teacher Educators Conference

Department of Education Assistant Professor Dr. Caitlin Riegel, the program director for Medaille’s M.S.Ed. adolescent/secondary education and M.S.Ed. elementary education programs, gave a presentation at the national Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference this summer, focused on tools and tips for teaching in a post-COVID world and the smooth transition between in-person and online modalities.

Medaille College is currently pursuing accreditation of its educator preparation programs by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Pursuant to §52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator preparation programs offered by Medaille College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.
Adolescent Education

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