Bachelor of Science in Education - Adolescent Education and Students with Disabilities


Program Description

Adolescents face increasingly difficult challenges in today’s fast-paced world. They need educators like you — someone who is motivating, inspiring and yearning to make a lasting impact on students, year after year. Choose Medaille’s education program and you can become eligible for NYSED certification in two high-demand areas: adolescent education (grades 7-12) and Students with Disabilities, not only better preparing you to handle today’s adolescents, but also making you more marketable as a teacher.

Prepare to teach grades 7 - 12 in the content area of your choice and become eligible for certification in educating students with disabilities – earn dual-certification eligibility through one degree.

What can you do with this degree?

Your degree will open doors for you to teach grades 7 - 12, specializing in biology, English or social studies, and to become eligible to teach students with disabilities.

New York State requires that students in the teacher preparation program pursue an academic concentration of study. You'll choose to major in one of the following content areas:

  • Biology (34 credits)
  • English (30 credits)
  • Social Studies (36 credits)

150 hours of field work is necessary in order to gain experience and graduate. The hours have helped me realize the responsibilities of teachers, how to be culturally responsive, how to accommodate and modify lessons based off of student responses, learning techniques and even hardships. Field hours have prepared me for what I will experience in the future, in my classroom.

Alyssa Carella '19

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Program Specs

  • B.S.Ed. Biology and Students with Disabilities Generalist: 126 credits
  • B.S.Ed. English and Students with Disabilities Generalist: 126 credits
  • B.S.Ed. Social Studies and Students with Disabilities: 129 credits
  • Student Teaching Requirement: 12 credits

Major Core (33 credits)

  • CIS 175 Technology Applications in Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 207 DASA Seminar (requires co-registration with EDU 210) (0 credits)
  • EDU 210 Educational Foundations (requires co-registration with EDU 201) (3 credits)
  • EDU 237 The Adolescent Reader & Writer (3 credits)
  • EDU 238 Strategic Literacy Instruction (3 credits)
  • EDU 340 Child Abuse and School Violence and other Current Issues in Education (requires co-registration with ESP 230) (0 credits)
  • EDU 363 Adolescent Social Studies Methods with Practica (3 credits)
  • or EDU 364 Adolescent English Methods with Practica (3 credits)
  • or EDU 365 Adolescent Biology Methods with Practica (3 credits)
  • EDU 368 Adolescent General Education/Special Education Curriculum Methods (3 credits)
  • ESP 230 Intro to Special Education (co-register with EDU 340)
  • ESP 276 Positive Behavioral Support Approaches to Classroom Management and Instruction (3 credits)
  • ESP 348 Educating and Assessing Adolescents with Mild to Severe Disabilities with Practica (3 credits)
  • ESP 358 Assessing Adolescent Children (Grades 7-12) with Exceptionalities (3 credits)
  • EDU 480 Student Teaching (11 credits)
  • EDU 481 Student Teaching Seminar (1 credit)

Clinical Experiences

This exciting opportunity affords students the ability to learn through hands-on experience with the support and mentorship of classroom teachers and college instructors.

Fieldwork: Students enrolled in the B.S.Ed. Adolescent/Students with Disabilities Education program are required to complete a minimum of 150 field experience hours prior to student teaching. These field experience hours are embedded over several courses and must be completed prior to the culminating experience of student teaching.

Student Teaching: This is the culmination of the educational preparation process. It is where students have the opportunity to utilize the knowledge and skills gained through coursework at Medaille College with the support of a classroom associate teacher and college supervisor. Medaille College student teachers participate in two full-time, eight-week student teaching placements.

Stay one extra year and complete your Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), qualifying you to sit for the New York State CPA exam.

What else sets Medaille's education program apart?

Future Teachers Club, rooted in principles of education, as well as professional and social development.

Close mentoring relationships with faculty.

Option to continue at Medaille College to complete your master's degree in just 16 months (four semesters).

Medaille Fits Your Life

At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • Personalized support.
  • Guaranteed classes.
  • Collaborative learning environment.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering und ... Read More

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in hands-on, practitioner-based learning environments on campus and in the Western New York community. Read less
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