MST Adolescence Education: English

Admissions requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree comparable to a SUNY Potsdam undergraduate major in English or Literature/Writing, as well as six credits of a foreign language.
  • A minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (A = 4.0).
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the major.
  • A letter of intent written by the applicant expressing professional and educational goals as applied to the program.
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation, using the required recommendation form.
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae.

The Master of Science in Teaching Adolescence Education program in English is designed to meet the teacher education regulations of the New York State Education Department, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), as well as Advisory Board recommendations and alumni feedback. The program leads to Initial/Professional Adolescence Education, English (Grades 7-12) certification.
This program is nationally recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Program start date: Summer.

Contact Information

Admissions / General Information
Center for Graduate Studies
Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment
Satterlee 238
(315) 267-2165
graduate@potsdam.edu

Program-Related Information
Joanne Stiles
Program Coordinator
Satterlee 213
(315) 267-2961
stilesjm@potsdam.edu

Required Program Courses

Minimum of 47 credit hours
(Prerequisite coursework may be required prior to, or concurrent with, program studies.)
GRED 549, Adol Lit and Teaching of Reading/Literacy, 3 credits
GRED 550, Intro to Teaching ELA, Grades 7-12, 3 credits
GRED 555, Classroom Mgmt/Leadership, Middle/Sec Schools, 3 credits
GRED 582, Teaching Writing/Lang/Comm, Grades 7-12, 3 credits
GRED 584, Teaching Literature and Literacy, Grades 7-12, 3 credits
GRED 588, Practicum I, Teaching ELA in Sec Schools, 2 credits
GRED 589, Practicum II, Teaching ELA in Sec Schools, 2 credits
GRED 600, Philosophical Foundations of Education, 3 credits
GRED 671, Dev Prof Portfolio: Culminating Experience, 3 credits
GRED 677, Development and Learning in Adolescence, 3 credits
SPED 505, Introduction to Special Education, 3 credits

HLTH 530, School Health (certification requirement), 3 credits
Education elective, 3 credits

GRED 676, Student Teaching Seminar, 2 credits
GRED 692, Student Teaching in Jr High School (7-9),6 credits
GRED 697, Student Teaching in Sr High School (10-12), 6 credits

GRED 677 is required if the candidate’s undergraduate work does not include a course in developmental, adolescent, or educational psychology. If the psychology requirement is fulfilled through undergraduate course work, a second education elective shall be taken.

Full or conditional admission is available.

The GRE Exam (or equivalent) is required for all teacher preparation program candidates who are seeking certification (for applicants seeking admission for Fall 2015 forward). All other graduate programs, including non-certification options, do not require this exam. More information on the GRE exam can be found by visiting www.gre.org. SUNY Potsdam’s code for sending score reports is 2545.

*GRED 677 is required if the candidate’s undergraduate work does not include a course in developmental, adolescent or educational psychology. If the candidate has previously satisfied the GRED 677 requirement, then a second elective will be selected with prior advisor approval.