Become a middle school or high school teacher for grades 7 - 12 with eligibility for dual-certification in teaching students with disabilities. 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 education 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.
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 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)
Social Studies (36 credits)
B.S.Ed. Biology and Students with Disabilities Generalist: 126 credits
B.S.Ed. English and Students with Disabilities Generalist: 126 credits
B.S.Ed. Social Studies and Students with Disabilities: 129 credits
Student Teaching Requirement: 12 credits
Major Core (33 credits)
CIS 175 Technology Applications in Education (3 credits)
EDU 207 DASA Seminar (requires co-registration with EDU 210) (0 credits)
EDU 210 Educational Foundations (requires co-registration with EDU 201) (3 credits)
EDU 237 The Adolescent Reader & Writer (3 credits)
EDU 238 Strategic Literacy Instruction (3 credits)
EDU 340 Child Abuse and School Violence and other Current Issues in Education (requires co-registration with ESP 230) (0 credits)
EDU 363 Adolescent Social Studies Methods with Practica (3 credits)
or EDU 364 Adolescent English Methods with Practica (3 credits)
or EDU 365 Adolescent Biology Methods with Practica (3 credits)
EDU 368 Adolescent General Education/Special Education Curriculum Methods (3 credits)
ESP 230 Intro to Special Education (co-register with EDU 340)
ESP 276 Positive Behavioral Support Approaches to Classroom Management and Instruction (3 credits)
ESP 348 Educating and Assessing Adolescents with Mild to Severe Disabilities with Practica (3 credits)
ESP 358 Assessing Adolescent Children (Grades 7-12) with Exceptionalities (3 credits)
EDU 480 Student Teaching (11 credits)
EDU 481 Student Teaching Seminar (1 credit)
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 education program 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).