Become a middle school or high school teacher for grades 7 - 12 with eligibility for dual-certification in teaching students with disabilities through teaching programs at Medaille College. Meet our education faculty.
About the Program
Adolescents face increasingly difficult challenges in today’s fast-paced world. They need educators like you — someone who is motivating, inspiring and yearning to make a lasting impact on students, year after year. Choose Medaille’s teaching program and you can become eligible for NYSED certification in two high-demand areas: adolescent education (grades 7-12) and Students with Disabilities, not only better preparing you to handle today’s adolescents, but also making you more marketable as a teacher. Teaching degrees at Medaille College have been highly sought-after for over 100 years.
Prepare to teach grades 7 - 12 in the content area of your choice and become eligible for certification in educating students with disabilities – earn dual-certification eligibility through one teaching degree.
Why choose Medaille's adolescent education program?
Your degree will open doors for you to teach grades 7 - 12, specializing in biology, English or social studies, and to become eligible to teach students with disabilities.
New York State requires that students in teacher preparation program pursue an academic concentration of study. You'll choose to major in one of the following content areas:
Biology (34 credits)
English (30 credits)
Math (30 credits)
Social Studies (36 credits)
Courses, Requirements & Policies
This exciting opportunity affords students the ability to learn through hands-on experience with the support and mentorship of classroom teachers and college instructors.
Fieldwork: Students enrolled in the B.S.Ed. Adolescent/Students with Disabilities Education program are required to complete a minimum of 150 field experience hours prior to student teaching. These field experience hours are embedded over several courses and must be completed prior to the culminating experience of student teaching.
Student Teaching: This is the culmination of the educational preparation process. It is where students have the opportunity to utilize the knowledge and skills gained through coursework at Medaille College with the support of a classroom associate teacher and college supervisor. Medaille College student teachers participate in two full-time, eight-week student teaching placements.
What else sets Medaille's teaching programs apart?
Future Teachers Club, rooted in principles of education, as well as professional and social development.
Close mentoring relationships with faculty.
Option to continue at Medaille College to complete your master's degree in just 16 months (four semesters).