Education (Adolescence, Grades 7-12)
About This Program
You know how life-changing knowledge can be. You thrive when you’re sharing information and ideas with others. You want a career that gives you the power to influence the future. Education may be the program for you.
Why Utica University
The major in Adolescence Education is a 120 credit program approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and prepares teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to teach in public and private schools in grades 7-12 in the specified NYSED certification area:
- Earth Science
- Social Studies
Students who complete the Adolescence Education, Grades 7-12 (B.S.) will:
- Demonstrate strong knowledge of the subject matter they will teach
- Demonstrate pedagogical content knowledge and the ability to use this knowledge to design effective lessons
- Demonstrate teaching skills that promote student learning
- Teach caringly, effectively, and professionally
- Know how to learn
- Seek to understand multicultural perspectives
- Use technology effectively
Education (Adolescence, Grades 7-12) at Utica
- Public Schools
- Private Schools
- Tutoring Centers
- Refugee Centers
- Health and Human Services
What You'll Learn
The Adolescence Education major requires teacher candidates to complete studies that prepare them with the knowledge, understanding, and skills in the liberal arts and sciences, including but not limited to: artistic expression; communication; information retrieval; concepts in history and social sciences; humanities; a world language other than English; scientific and mathematical processes; and written analysis and expression.
A Degree That Works
Utica University's education programs prepare you for a range of fulfilling career options as an educator, as well as graduate study in education. Utica University also offers master's degree and CAS programs in education. Our alumni have distinguished themselves as educators and administrators in school districts throughout New York State and across the country.
Experience in the Classroom
Adolescence Education majors complete a minimum of 100 hours observing and working public school classrooms, putting what they've learned to use in their senior year with an entire semester devoted entirely to student teaching.