Initial Adolescence and Special Education, M.Ed.

Prepare for New York State teaching certification and earn a Master of Education degree in Adolescence and Special Education (Grades 7-12) in an affordable and flexible dual certification program developed for time-constrained adults.

specialize your degree in a content area
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish

This program is designed for students holding a bachelor's degree in one of the content areas above.

Earn dual certification in 16 months

  • Specialized courses offer in-depth knowledge and training
  • A full-time Certification Coordinator guides students through and facilitates the certification process
  • The Learning Center offers support for students including review sessions for state-required examinations at no cost to our students
  • An annual mock interview program offers future teachers the opportunity to meet with area school administrators on-campus and experience typical questions asked in an actual interview setting
  • Your Program Mentor provides individualized support and assistance

Students in the Initial Adolescence and Special Education program gain hands-on experience working with all students, including through a partnership with the B.E.L.L. Program at Roberts.

Instructional best practices, combined with core content, are studied and applied to classroom learning, field experiences, and student teaching.

  • Full and part-time options
  • Evening classes, small class size
  • Accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

If you have a bachelor’s degree and want to change your career to teaching, or need to complete your professional certification, contact us today at:

585.594.6600 or