Master of Science in Adolescence Education with a Middle Childhood Extension

Master of Science in Adolescence Education with a Middle Childhood Extension

Dowling College, in response to the needs expressed by school districts and teachers alike, is offering a new graduate program leading to initial certification in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12) with a Middle Childhood Education extension (grades 5-6). This program will prepare teacher candidates for the challenges of teaching diverse populations in grades 5-12 by accomplishing the following:

  1. Providing three courses that emphasize pedagogy and the methodology of teaching. Two of these courses are taught by master teachers in the students’ certification subject, one includes a part-time field experience while a second requires a full-time student teaching experience. The third course is taught by an expert practitioner with the focus on instructional strategies, classroom management, and parental involvement.
  2. Providing an integrated approach to working with diverse populations through the study of human development, exploration of the nature of students with a full range of disabilities, meeting the reading and writing needs of diverse populations, tutoring special needs students, and field experiences that include working within inclusive classrooms.
  3. Providing instruction and field experiences in assessing performance within inclusion classrooms.

Students are required to register with the Director of Student Teacher Placement by November 15th for the Spring Semester part-time or full-time student teaching, and by May 1 for the Fall Semester field experiences. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 to register for either student teaching experience.

Certification areas*

Students may be certified in the following areas:

  • Business Education (K-12 certificate)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish

* See page 50 of the 2007-2009 catalog for a complete description of certification area requirements

  • Core Requirements (21 Credits)
    • EDA 5301              Human Development and the Learning Process in Adolescence Education
    • EDA 5152              Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Adolescence Education
    • EDA 6513**           Meeting the Reading and Writing Needs in an Inclusive Classroom, grades 5-12)
      OR
    • EDL 5500**           Literacy Acquisition
    • EDA 5153              Curriculum, Methods and Management for Inclusive Classrooms in Middle Childhood and
      Adolescence Education
    • EDA 5154              The Middle School and the Middle School Child
    • EDS 5402              Principles and Practices of Special Education
    • EDA 6362              Advance Methods of Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms, grades 5-9
      (8 hours field work per week)
  • Advanced Literacy Requirement (3 Credits)
    • EDH 6506              Methods for Readers with Special Needs (Prerequisite EDA 6513)
    •                                 OR
    • EDL 5503              Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, Grades K-12 (Prerequisite EDL 5500)
  • Educational Research/Field Study (6 Credits)
    • EDA 7307              Introduction to Assessment and Research Methodology in Secondary Education and Sport Management
    • EDA 7399              Research Project in Secondary Education
  • Methods of Teaching (6 Credits)
    • EDA 6389              Subject Methods Seminar for Adolescence Education
    • EDA 6392              Supervised Student Teaching, grades 7-12

** Note: To fulfill the literacy requirement students must take EDL 5500 and EDL 5503 as a sequence or EDA 6513 and EDH 6506

Suggested Sequence of Courses (Check course descriptions for prerequisites and corequisites)

  • Semester 1
    • EDA 5301              Human Development and the Learning Process in Adolescence Education (3 credits)
    • EDA 5152              Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Adolescence Education (3 credits)
    • EDA 6513**           Meeting the Reading and Writing Needs in an Inclusive Classroom, grades 5-12 (3 credits)
    •                                 OR
    • EDL 5500**           Literacy Acquisition
  • Semester 2
    • EDA 5153              Curriculum, Methods and Management for Inclusive Classrooms in Middle Childhood and
      Adolescence Education (3 credits)
    • EDA 5154              The Middle School and the Middle School Child (3 credits)
    • EDA 7307             Introduction to Assessment and Research Methodology in Secondary Education and Sport
      Management (3 credits)
  • Semester 3
    • EDS 5402              Principles and Practices of Diverse Learners(3 credits)
    • EDA 6362              Advance Methods of Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms, grades 5-9 (3 credits)
    • EDA 7399              Research Project in Secondary Education (3 credits)
  • Semester 4
    • EDA 6389              Subject Methods Seminar for Adolescence Education
    • EDA 6392              Supervised Student Teaching, grades 7-12 (3 non-degree credits)
    • EDH 7398              Educational Research Project (3 credits)
    • EDH 6506**           Methods for Readers with Special Needs (3 credits)
    •                                 OR
    • EDL 5503**           Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, Grades K-12

** Note: To fulfill the literacy requirement students must take EDL 5500 and EDL 5503 as a sequence or EDA 6513 and EDH 6506 as a sequence.

Master of Science in Adolescence Education for Certified Teachers (36 Credits Total)

  • Students must hold certification in Secondary Education or Adolescence Education prior to entering this program.
  1. Core Requirements (18 Credits)
    • EDA 5301              Human Development and the Learning Process in Adolescence Education
    • EDA 5305              Curricular Trends in Adolescence Education
    • EDL 5503              Teaching Reading in Content Areas
    • EDE 5611              Computer Awareness for Teachers
    • EDS 5402              Principles and Practices of Diverse Learners
    • EDA 5152              Foundations of Teaching and Learning for Inclusive Adolescence Education
  2. Subject Specific Requirements (12 Credits)
    (based on your area of concentration)

    1. Business and Marketing (HEGIS 0838)
      Any ACC, FIN, MGT, or MKT graduate level courses
    2. English (HEGIS 0802)
      Any LIT graduate level courses
    3. Foreign Languages and Literatures (HEGIS 0802)
      Spanish: Any SPN graduate level courses
      French: Any FRN graduate level courses
    4. Math (HEGIS 0802)
      Any MTH graduate level courses
    5. Music (HEGIS 0832)
      Any MUS graduate level courses
    6. Science (HEGIS 0802)
      Any BIO, CHM, ESC, NSM, or PHY graduate level courses
    7. Social Studies (HEGIS 0802)
      Any SSC graduate level courses
    8. Visual Arts (HEGIS 0831)
      Any VIS graduate level courses
  3. Educational Research/Field Study (6 Credits)
    • EDA 7307*              Introduction to Assessment and Research Methodology in Secondary Education and Sport Management
    • EDA 7399              Research Project in Secondary Education
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