Combined Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)/Master of Science for Teachers (M.S.T.) in Adolescence Education

Photo of a student teacher working with a student in middle schoolOur Combined Program Allows You To:

  • Be eligible for initial certification immediately upon graduation. After three years of teaching, one of which is mentored, you will be eligible for professional certification.
  • Have an undergraduate degree in your choice of content area, which is not true of the four year education programs.
  • Be fully qualified with a professional degree in geology, history, English, chemistry, etc. (in case you decide not to teach).
  • Not have to worry about completing a master's degree at night or during the summers within five years.
  • Save money by paying undergraduate tuition rates for the first 12 graduate credits. These credits will count toward both degrees.
  • Finish the master's in one year, instead of two, saving a full year of graduate tuition.
  • Be considered a much more qualified candidate for a teaching position than a person with a four year degree. Graduates will have a professional degree with extensive education courses at the graduate level.
  • Be more likely to get teaching positions.

Combined M.S.T. programs are only available at a few colleges. SUNY Plattsburgh is one of those.

Program Requirements

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Internal Transfers

If you would like to transfer into the B.A./M.S.T. program, you will need to complete the following internal transfer application packet.


Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the combined B.A./M.S.T. adolescence education programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Kathy Grant, Ed.D.
Associate 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

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