B.S. In Adolescence Education: English (Grades 7-12) / M.A. In Engish

This 153-credit program leads to the B.S. in Adolescence Education: English (Grades 7 to 12) and the M.A. in English in five years, a full year less than if the two degrees were pursuing separately. After the completion of the degree requirements, satisfy the New York State Teaching Certification Requirements; and successfully pass all licensure tests (LAST, ATS-W and CSTs), students will be awarded Initial Teaching Certification by the New York State Department of Education to teach English to grades 7 to 12. After completion of three years of professional teaching experience, you will be eligible for Professional Teaching Certification without taking additional coursework.

Admission Requirements

  • Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 or 82-85 grade point average) and an average SAT score of 1000 (Critical Reading and Math combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.
  • Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college GPA of 2.0 is required for application review. When students have completed fewer than 24 credits, they must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.
  • Admission to the upper division of the B.S. in Adolescence Education: English (Grades 7 to 12)/M.A. in English requires completion of at least 60 credits with a grade point average of no lower than 3.0 (B) overall, an English grade point average of no lower than 3.0 (B) and Education grade point average of no lower than 2.75 (B). Admission requires acceptance of the student by the graduate director in the Department of English.

Check out the LIU Post Undergraduate Bulletin to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Nathaniel Bowditch, Dean