Adolescent Education (BA)

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Adolescent Education majors prepareto teach students in middle or high school complete concentrations in a subject area they want to teach. Students earn a Bachelor of Arts in Adolescent Education in Teaching the selected subject area.  Each of our Adolescent Education programs is nationally recognized, and all of our adolescent programs lead to a Bachelor’s degree and the Initial Teaching Certificate in Adolescent Education (grades 7-12). In addition, candidates may pursue a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s of Science in Education through our fifth-year combined degree program.
The Adolescent Education BA program is offered on both the Westchester and the New York City campuses.

Students in the Adolescent Education program choose a second major from one of the following areas:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Spanish (NYC only)
In addition, Adolescent Education students also complete the University’s 60-credit Core Curriculum. Many of the courses required for each student’s major can be counted toward the Core Curriculum requirements. Each Adolescent Education student is assigned a faculty advisor who will assist students in selecting appropriate courses that satisfy their double major, as well as the Core Curriculum requirements.
The Adolescent Education program is considered a full-time program and students progress through the program as a cohort, with required education courses offered only in specific semesters. This means that the School of Education has a very high on-time graduation rate. It also means that students may not reduce their education program to fewer than four years of study. Transfer students seeking to major in Adolescent Education should meet with a School of Education adviser upon admission to the University.