The teaching of adolescent students is unique. Between the grades of 7 through 12, they are exploring issues of identity and broadening social skills. Because of this, building character and self-confidence is almost as important as nurturing academic performance.
The Nazareth Adolescent Education program prepares students to teach this challenging and rewarding population. You will learn about the characteristics of adolescent learners, the skills and methodologies you will need to reach young adults at different learning levels, and how to use classroom technology to capture their imaginations. You will learn how to be educators, role models, mentors, part-allies and part-disciplinarians—to be Middle and High School teachers.
Students who successfully complete this program will be recommended to New York State Education Department for Initial Teacher Certification in one of the following areas*:
- Biology *
- Chemistry *
- English, Language Arts *
- French, Italian, German and/or Spanish *
- Mathematics *
- Social Studies *
*Option for a dual certification for Teaching Adolescents with Disabilities
- Field-based collaboration with area schools through observations/participation, practicum and student teaching experiences.
- Intensive preparation for the workforce with a 14-week student teaching program, longer than many comparable programs.
- Option for a dual certification for Teaching Adolescents with Disabilities.
- Unique History and Philosophy of Education core course which examines the historical and philosophical influences on education.