Adolescence Education: English
: Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.)
: Classroom English teacher for grades 7-12
: Fall, Spring, or Summer
: Lincoln Center & Westchester
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.
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.
- Fall: July 1
- Spring: November 15
- Summer (both sessions): April 15
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Additional Degree/Extension Programs
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.
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Adolescence Education Core
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.