Curriculum and Instruction

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

Become a middle or high school teacher in as little as 16 months

The Master of Science degree in Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12) is designed to educate and train new teachers who possess a strong academic background in core subjects. This program is geared for change-of-career professionals seeking to make an impact in the field of education.

The program is offered through LIU Post’s nationally recognized College of Education and Information Sciences and expands teaching opportunities for individuals who have studied subjects such as English, science or foreign languages and want to become New York State-certified teachers of those subjects.

Acceptance into the program is contingent upon students having an undergraduate or graduate concentration (minimum 30 credits) in English, mathematics, history, earth science, biology, chemistry or languages other than English (Spanish, Italian or German). Successful completion of the 33-credit Master of Science in Adolescence Education leads to teaching certification in New York State and provides a thorough development of students’ teaching skills.

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Adolescence Education, M.S., Pedagogy Only (Blended)

Five courses (15 credits) will be delivered in a blended format with approximately 80% delivered online. The remaining courses in this program are delivered face-to-face.

Course Requirements 33-36 credits
EDI 551 Psychology of the Adolescent Student 3
EDI 555 Social & Organizational Foundations of the High School
or EDI 601 Social Foundations of Education
EDS 612 Literacy, Teaching and Learning: Grades 5-12 3
EDS 641 Literacy in the Content Area; Grades 5-12 3
EDS 643 Education for Cultural Diversity 3
EDI 700 Introduction to Educational Research: The Teacher as Researcher 3
EDI 610 Curriculum & Teaching in Middle & High Schools 3
EDI 651-660 Methods of Teaching in Specific Areas
(i.e., Biology, Earth Science, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, or Spanish)
EDI 677 Curriculum & Assessment for Classroom Teachers 3
EDI 712 Supervised Student Teaching and Seminar 6
Final Project or Comprehensive Exam or EDI 750-Thesis 0-3
Certification Requirements
  • Successful passing of the New York State Certification Examinations (LAST, ATSW and CST)
  • Attendance at a two-hour Child Abuse Seminar
  • Attendance at a two-hour Violence Prevention Seminar


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