Adolescence and Special Education, M.Ed.

Prepare for New York State teaching certification and earn a Master of Education degree in Adolescence and Special Education (Grades 7-12) in an affordable and flexible dual certification program developed for time-constrained adults.

Program Highlights

<h2 style="text-align: center;">FULL/ PART-TIME EVENING CLASSES w/ HYBRID OPTIONS</h2> <p style="text-align: center;"><span>Designed </span>for working teachers - hybrid option includes online classes!</p>
<h2 style="text-align: center;">SPECIALIZED COURSES </h2> <p style="text-align: center;">offer in-depth knowledge and training</p>
<h2 style="text-align: center;">ANNUAL MOCK INTERVIEW PROGRAM</h2> <p style="text-align: center;">allows students to network with area school administrators</p>
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Program Credits: 45

Standard Completion Time
16 months


Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


What Will I Learn?

This rewarding program will prepare you for dual certification in Initial Adolescence and Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist. You will study the latest research on how young adults learn, applying course content through field experience, simulations, and student teaching.

Personal attention from caring faculty and comprehensive support services—including test review, interview preparation, certification coordination and placement services—help you succeed in making a difference in the lives of children and young adults.

This program is designed for students holding a bachelor’s degree in a content area.

Where Can It Take Me?

Specialize your degree in a content area

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish


  • Rochester City School District
  • Charter Schools
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Alumni Success

Who Will I Meet?

Timothy Fowler

Timothy Fowler ’16

“My experience as part of the Master of Education program at Roberts Wesleyan has been wonderful.  I feel that I am learning the real life skills that I will need to have in the classroom.  The professors are knowledgeable, friendly and really take the time to support your development as a teacher.  The classes are engaging and make you think on a higher level.  If anyone is looking to go into an education field, I would suggest attending Roberts Wesleyan College.”


Elizabeth Stevens, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

During her graduate work, Elizabeth taught sixth grade in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District for five years.  She has published articles in the Journal of Adult & Adolescent Literacy and Journal of Research on Technology in Education.  Dr. Stevens is a member of the International Literacy Association, Literacy Research Association, Reading League, and Rochester Area Literacy Council.

Elizabeth Stevens


Location & Start Dates

Earn Initial Teacher Certification in Rochester, NY


  • Monday, August 26, 2019
      At Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Application Deadlines & Deposits
    • Submit your complete application by June 3, 2019 and your deposit is $50.00
    • Submit your complete application by July 1, 2019 and your deposit is $125.00
    • After these dates the deposit is $200.00

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Adult and Graduate Admissions

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