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ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION: 7-12

The Master of Science in Education (MSED): Adolescence Education 7-12 is an intensive cohort model in which candidates who already have a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in one of the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, Social Studies/History or related field. Elmira College’s MSED: Adolescence Education 7-12 program is unique in that it provides an intellectually rigorous program of study, taught by education faculty in collaboration with faculty from the liberal arts and sciences. Practicum experiences are enhanced by seminars focused on developing a deep and advanced knowledge of the content they will teach. Throughout the program, candidates will work with an advisor to design, develop, and present a capstone project that reflects a synthesis of their program of study. Upon successful completion of the MSED: Adolescence Education 7-12 program and initial certification exams, candidates are eligible for initial certification as a secondary education teacher in grades 7-12 in their content areas by the New York State Education Department.

The MSED: Adolescence Education 7-12 program is designed to facilitate completion of the program of study in one year.

Required Core Courses:

Summer Term:

  • EDU 5005: Education in a Democratic Pluralistic Society
  • EDU 5330: Instructional Design for the Inclusive Classroom

Fall Term:

  • RDG 5300: Adolescent Literacy
  • EDU 5115: Curriculum Design for the Secondary Classroom

One of the following:

  • EDU 5102: Seminar and Practicum in Teaching Biology I
  • EDU 5132: Seminar in Teaching Chemistry I
  • EDU 5142: Seminar in Teaching English Language Arts I
  • EDU 5112: Seminar in Teaching Mathematics I
  • EDU 5123: Seminar in Teaching Social Studies I

Winter Term:

  • EDU 5270: Content Literacy for Diverse Learners
  • EDU 5260: Principals of Assessment and Differentiation in the Adolescent Classroom

One of the following:

  • EDU 5202: Seminar and Practicum in Teaching Biology II
  • EDU 5232: Seminar in Teaching Chemistry II
  • EDU 5242: Seminar in Teaching English Language Arts II
  • EDU 5212: Seminar in Teaching Mathematics II
  • EDU 5223: Seminar in Teaching Social Studies II

Spring Term:

  • EDU 5400: Student Teaching and Capstone Seminar (8 weeks)

Total credit hours = 36 credits

For additional information regarding this program, please contact graduate@elmira.edu.