Adolescence Education (UG)

The forty-eight credit Adolescence Education Certification Program leads to eligibility for certification in grades 7 through 12 in New York State.  Many Dominican Adolescence Education graduates also seek and secure teaching positions in other states. In the past two years, 100% of all certified teacher education graduates who actively sought positions have secured employment in teaching. All programs in Teacher Education are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (T.E.A.C.) and adhere to the quality principles of this certification body.

Required Classes:

Adolescence Education



Sophomore Year-Fall Semester
PS 113  Developmental Psychology 1 3
ED 222 (PS 222) Educational Psychology 3
ED 223V School and Society 3
Sophomore Year-Spring Semester
PS 115  Adolescence Psychology 3
SE 221 (PS 221) Psychology of the Exceptional Individual 3
ED 225 (CI 225) Technology in the Classroom 3
Junior Year-Fall Semester
ED 330 Introduction to Teaching Methods 3
SE 222 Inclusive Settings: Principles and Practices (Fall only) 3
Junior Year-Spring Semester
ED 331 Foundations of Literacy 3
EN 454 Literature for Children and Adolescents 3
Senior Year-Fall Semester (choose one per major-offered in Fall only)
ED 465 Teaching English (Adolescence Education) 3
ED 466 Teaching Math (Adolescence Education) 3
ED 467 Teaching Social Studies (Adolescence Education) 3
ED 468  Teaching Biology (Adolescence Education) 3
ED 332 Strategies for Literacy Development 3
Senior Year-Spring Semester
ED 473 Student Teaching (Adolescence) 10
ED 472B Student Teaching Seminar (Adolescence) 2
Total Credits 48

The capstone experience is a sixteen week student teaching placement, eight weeks in a middle school level and eight weeks in a high school level. Personal requests for student teaching placement may be presented when application for student teaching is made the semester before proposed ED 473 is to be taken; however, final selection of placement sites remains with the Division.

Program Coordinator: Anthony Bencivenga
Contact Information:
Phone: 845-848-4029,

mailing address:
Anthony Bencivenga
Dominican University
Casey Hall
470 Western Highway
Orangeburg, NY 10962