Education: Adolescent Certification

Students who are interested in teaching at the adolescent level (grades 7-12) may participate in this education certification program.

Classification: Other

Students who choose to obtain their initial teaching certificate in Adolescence Education must major in the subject area most closely related to the content they will teach. The Wells College Education Program offers certification in the following content areas: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Mathematics, Physics, and Social Studies.

Required Courses

All of the following (54 sem. hours)

  • EDUC 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 215 Issues in Multicultural and English Language Learner Education (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 216 The Inclusive Classroom (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 217 Inclusive Methods Practicum (1 sem. hr.) *
  • EDUC 225 Technology in the Classroom (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 226 Building Classroom Community (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 290/390 Internship in Education (2-4 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 304 Inclusive Instruction and Assessment (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 331 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas I (4 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 332 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas II (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 344 Adolescence Methods Practicum I (1 sem. hr.) *
  • EDUC 345 Adolescence Methods Practicum II (1 sem. hr.) *
  • EDUC 406 Instructional Strategies for Secondary Education (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 408 Student Teaching Reflective Seminar (3 sem. hrs.)
  • EDUC 410 Student Teaching: Preparation and Analysis (12 sem. hrs.)
  • PSY 318 Adolescent Development (3 sem. hrs.)
  • PSY 340 Psycholinguistics (3 sem. hrs.)

* Field Experience 1 sem. course

Students will complete a major at Wells College in addition to the education core listed above. This will lead to a bachelor’s degree in their chosen major, an education minor, and a certification to teach that content area in 7-12th grade in New York State.


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