Medaille College's M.S.Ed. degree program in Adolescent Education is committed to the academic and professional preparation of highly qualified teachers through rigorous, integrated coursework.This 8-12 month program is designed for those individuals who have earned a bachelor's degree with a major in English, French, social studies (history), mathematics, biology or chemistry and now wish to become teachers in that subject area at the 7-12 level.
Program graduates will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, professional attitude, character, and commitment to the teaching profession congruent with New York State and national standards for initial certification and long-term professional success.
The Master of Science of Education, Adolescent Education degree leads to certification in the following areas:
The program is committed to fostering reflective practitioners with demonstrated proficiency in academic content, pedagogy, learning theory, and student development. The faculty are dedicated to producing high school teachers who will exhibit intellectual rigor and compassion in the learning environment. By completing the program, students are able to be recommended for a New York State and/or a Province of Ontario teaching certificate.
A comprehensive examination must be written and passed as part of the program completion requirement.
Students who complete the program earn a master of science in education degree and are eligible for certification to teach in Ontario and New York State. Adolescent Education: (Grades 7-12) corresponds to Intermediate/Senior (7-12) in Ontario.
Students in the Adolescent Education program will receive one teachable subject and qualify to teach in that subject within the Province of Ontario. The Ontario College of Teachers requires that all adolescent education students upgrade for a second teachable subject within six years. This can be completed by taking Additional Qualification courses approved by the OCT after you obtain your certificate of qualification.
Step 1: Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements
3 credit hours is equivalent to one half credit course in Ontario
Step 2: Education Coursework
Step 3: Student Teaching (6 credits)
Approximately 14 weeks
Intermediate Placement - Grades 7-10 (7 weeks)
Senior Placement - Grades 11-12 (7 weeks)
Step 4: Certification Examinations
Before completing your Masters Degree in Education there are several New York State Teacher Certification Examinations that are required:
Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST)
Assessment of Teaching Skills - Written (ATS-W)
Content Specialty Test (CST):
New York State Teacher Certification Exams (free outlines of what is covered for each test).
NYSTCE: Complete Prep for the LAST, ATS-W and CST (Kaplan Publishing Group)
How to Prepare for the LAST/ATS-W/CST (Barron's Publishing Group)
New York State Education Department