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Adolescence Education: English

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Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: April 15
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gse_admiss@fordham.edu

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Degree: Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.)
Credits: 36
Career Path: Classroom English teacher for grades 7-12

Start Semester: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Campus: Lincoln Center & Westchester
Full-time/Part-time: Both

English Education in middle and high schools helps students gain understanding and appreciation of themselves and the world in which they live through the exploration of literature, culture, language and communication.

The Adolescence Education program builds on a candidate’s undergraduate English major and develops their knowledge and understanding of adolescent learning and development, educational theory, and best practices in English Education.

The program is distinguished by exceptionally strong field experiences and by careful coordination of a sequence of courses progressing from foundations and teaching methods courses to the development of a professional portfolio.

Program Pre-Requisites

Applicants must have an earned degree in English or its equivalent, with a minimum of 30 credits in English language arts coursework. This content must include study in the following areas: American literature, British literature prior to 1650, multicultural (non-Anglo) literature, multiple genres, written composition, and women writers.

Admissions Information

Application Deadline:
  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer (both sessions): April 15
Visit the Admissions section for applications and general application requirements.

Additional Degree/Extension Programs

Fieldwork Requirements

In the fall and spring semesters of the first year, students are in classrooms for three full days per week: observation for three weeks, then student teaching, in the same classroom, for ten weeks.

In the fall and spring semesters of the second year, students are in classrooms for five full days per week: observation for two weeks, then student teaching, in the same classroom, for twelve weeks.

Program Curriculum

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Adolescence Education Core Program-Specific Courses

Certification Information

The program leads to a Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) degree and initial NYS certification as a teacher of adolescence English 7-12. Teacher candidates who meet all program requirements, complete the course of study and meet established field experience competencies are eligible for Fordham University’s endorsement for New York state initial certification in their program area. Read more about certification procedures.

Pass rates for Fordham’s initial teacher education graduates on the NYSTCE Teacher exams have been over 95% each year.

Contact

GSE Admissions
212.636.6400
gse_admiss@fordham.edu

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