Jun 06, 2023  
2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog

Adolescence Education: English, M.S.T.

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The MST Adolescence Education Program for teaching English is designed to meet the teacher certification regulations of the New York State Education Department, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards, the standards of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), as well as Advisory Board recommendations and alumni feedback. This program is nationally recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The program leads to Initial/Professional Adolescence Education, English (Grades 7-12) certification.

Additional Degree Information

All degree candidates are required to successfully complete a Culminating Experience in the School of Education and Professional Studies designed to synthesize their academic experiences. In this program, GRED 671 - Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio  will fulfill the Culminating Experience requirement.

Candidates will be required to complete all New York State teaching requirements to earn initial certification. This will include completion of @HLTH 530 - School Health (CA, SAVE, DASA)  (3 credits) and achieving passing scores on the New York State Teacher Certification Exams. These are subject to change.

Student progress is carefully monitored throughout the program based on demonstration of appropriate knowledge, skills and dispositions. Students are provided with information on program expectations in their first semester. Students not making satisfactory progress will be counseled by their adviser and may be dropped from the program.

Program Requirements

A minimum of 48 credit hours with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required for the granting of the Master of Science for Teachers, Adolescence Education, English degree. Additionally, candidates will complete HLTH 530  (3 credits) to satisfy certification requirements for a total of 51 credit hours.

Note: Canadian students will have additional coursework required to meet certification requirements in Ontario. Please contact your adviser and/or the Center for Graduate Studies for information.

Graduate Education Elective: 3 Credits

(selected w/adviser approval)

Certification Requirement: 3 Credits

Full-time Sample Schedule

Total Credit Hours Required: 51

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