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The adolescence education undergraduate program (formerly secondary education) is unique in the way that it prepares teacher education candidates to work with students, parents, and administrators in a rapidly changing educational landscape. It is designed to broaden and deepen a candidate's native abilities and interests so that s/he will better educate future citizens.
As a student of teaching, you must study the content, the learner, the process and context of learning, and the teaching of content. That is why the adolescence education program is designed so that you spend most of your first seven semesters studying general education and discipline content (e.g., English). You must broaden your own education, your understanding of the world, and develop your skill in your discipline.
Introduction to Adolesence Education is scheduled in the fourth or fifth semester, but the major focus on teaching comes in the senior year as students begin graduate education courses. Student Teaching is a sixteen-week supervised teaching experience in two different school settings.
If you would like more information about M.S.T. adolescence education programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Kathy Grant, Ed.D.
Professor, Teacher Education Unit
Program Area Coordinator, B.A./M.S.T. and M.S.T Graduate Programs
Phone: (518) 792-5425 ext. 118
Fax: (518) 792-3868
If you would like more information about the combined B.A./M.S.T. adolescence education programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Mark Beatham, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Teacher Education Unit
Program Leader, Combined B.A./M.S.T. Adolescence Programs
Office: Sibley 418A
Phone: (518) 564-5142
Fax: (518) 564-2149