Master of Science in Education, Adolescent Education

Master of Science in Education, Adolescent Education

Total Credits 
33 credits
Weekly on Monday and Tuesday or every other weekend on Saturday and Sunday (7 weekends a semester)
Core Program Duration 
Four semesters (16 months)
Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
Instructors with real-world experience as teachers and administrators
About the Program 

Medaille offers the Master’s in Adolescent Education Program in Buffalo for those students who have completed coursework in English, French, mathematics, biology, chemistry or social studies and look to build on that foundation. You’ll be prepared to navigate the steps toward New York State requirements in secondary/adolescent education, which leads to teacher certification in grades 7-12 in your concentration area.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements
Required Coursework
Clinical Experiences
Office of Student Teaching and Certification
M.S.Ed. Students with Disabilities Professional Handbook
Graduate Catalog
MSED Elementary and Adolescent Education Calendar 2018-19
MSED Elementary and Adolescent Education Calendar 2019-20

MSED Elementary and Adolescent Education Calendar 2020-21

What can you do with this degree?
After earning a Secondary Education Master’s degree in Buffalo from Medaille, students have gone on to careers as
What can you do with this degree? 
Content Area High School Teachers
Substitute Teachers
Teacher Aides
Educational Consultants

Program Format 

Weekday students attend classes twice a week on Mondays and Tuesdays for three semesters and student teach during the final semester

Weekend students attend classes approximately every other weekend for three semesters and student teach during the final semester

The hybrid format includes face-to-face and online instruction

Fall, spring and summer starts

Admissions Requirements »


Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements
To pursue the M.S. Ed. Adolescent degree, students need a baccalaureate degree with a concentration of 30 semester hours in one of the following: English, French, Social Studies (History), Mathematics, Biology, or Chemistry.
Additionally, students are required to have 3 credit hours in each of the following areas (examples are included):

  • Written Analytical Expression: Composition, writing, English, literature
  • Information Retrieval: Upon conferral of bachelor degree, this requirement will be met
  • History & Social Science: Sociology, cultural studies, history, psychology, anthropology, political science, economics, cultural geography, woman studies, criminal justice
  • Scientific Processes: Biology, zoology, anatomy, physiology, physics, chemistry, geology, physical geography
  • Mathematic Processes: Algebra, calculus
  • At least three credits of language other than English or 2 years of high school language

Required Coursework
EDU 513: Fieldwork I: Grades 7-12 (0 credit)
EDU 514: Fieldwork II: Grades 7-12 (0 credit)
EDU 600: Curriculum Planning in Adolescent Education (3 credits)
EDU 601-606: Methods in Adolescence Education (3 credits)
EDU 667: Pre-Student Teaching Experiences (3 credits)
EDU 670: Literacy in the Content Areas (3 credits)
EDU 671: Information Technology and Data Analysis (3 credits)
EDU 570: Strategic Literacy Instruction for the Diverse Learner, Adolescence (3 credits)
ESP 600: Foundations of Special Education (3 credits)
EDU 506: Child Abuse Awareness/ SAVE Seminar (0 credit)
ECI 535: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Fostering Culturally Inclusive Classrooms (3 credits)
EDU 507: Dignity for All Students Act Seminar (0 credit)
ECI 610: Transitions from Education’s Roots to the Present (3 credits)
EDU 677: Adolescent Student Teaching (7-12) (6 credits)
Clinical Experiences
This exciting opportunity allows students the ability to learn through hands-on experience with the support and mentorship of classroom teachers and college instructors.

Fieldwork:  All students enrolled in the M.S.Ed. Adolescent Education program are required to complete a minimum of 100 field experience hours prior to student teaching. These field experience hours are embedded over two courses (EDU 513 and EDU 514).

For detailed information about clinical field experiences, student teaching, and certification, click on the link for the Office of Student Teaching and Certification or refer to the program handbook.

Office of Student Teaching and Certification

M.S.Ed. Adolescent Education Handbook
For detailed information about the program, click on the link below for the program handbook.
2020-21 MSED Adolescent Education Handbook

For information about graduate college-wide and department-specific details, click on the link below for the catalog.

For Canadian students interested in obtaining New York State and/or Ontario teacher certification, click here.



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