Curriculum and Instruction

M.S. in Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12)

The Master of Science degree in Adolescence Education at LIU Post prepares professional teachers and leaders to address the intellectual, social and emotional needs of teenagers in grades 7 through 12.

The program is designed for individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and college and who wish to begin a new career as a certified school teacher. Upon graduation, you will be eligible for Initial Teaching Certification from New York state. In addition, current teachers who have bachelor’s degrees in education and Initial Teaching Certification may use this program to expand their expertise to the fifth through ninth grade levels. This program meets the New York state master’s degree requirements for Professional Teaching Certification.

The program’s central goal is the preparation of outstanding teachers who are experienced in thinking critically, solving problems and working collaboratively with teen learners ages 13 to 18 as well as parents and educators in public and private schools. This Master of Science program encompasses teacher education courses, which prepare you for classroom management and curriculum development, and a concentration in one of six disciplines: Biology, Earth Science, English, Mathematics, or Social Studies. Depending on the concentration you choose, the Master of Science in Adolescence Education requires 45 to 49 credits.

Applicants to the M.S. in Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12) must meet following requirements in order to be considered for admission:

  • Application for admission at
  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Official undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any and all college(s) or universities you have attended. Bachelor's degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Personal statement
  • Submission on the general Graduate Record Examination (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Analytical Writing). Scores cannot be more than five years old at the time of the application
  • Applicants to the Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12)/ English must submit an academic writing sample.
  • Students for whom English is a second language must submit official score results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required minimum acceptable TOEFL score is: 79 Internet-based
 M.S. in Adolescence Education - Biology (Grades 7-12)
 M.S. in Adolescence Education - Earth Science (Grades 7-12)
 M.S. in Adolescence Education - English (Grades 7-12)
 M.S. in Adolescence Education - Mathematics (Grades 7-12)
 M.S. in Adolescence Education - Pedagogy only (Grades 7-12)
 M.S. in Adolescence Education - Social Studies (Grades 7-12)


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