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- January 17, 2023
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16 (full-time) to 28 (part-time) months
Specialize your degree in a content areas
- Earth Science
- Social Studies
- Rochester City School District
- Charter Schools
- Public Schools
- Private Schools
Interview prep with local principals and superintendents
Coaching through the certification process
Review sessions for certification exams
Teacher Immersion Fellowship Program (paid work in schools while enrolled)
Focus on connecting theory and practice
Certification exam pass rates consistently above NYS average
Our Approach to Adolescence & Special Education
Our approach to secondary and special education covers the teaching strategies our graduates need to excel in the classroom. Students respond to a broad range of teaching styles, and our future teachers learn to utilize various teaching methods and models to support students.
Introducing the Fundamentals of Secondary Education
Students are introduced to the foundations of special education, literacy, and lesson planning. As a learner, you will learn to support and respect diversity in the secondary classroom setting.
As a teacher, you must identify the strengths and needs of each student and create an inclusive classroom that fosters a healthy learning environment for everyone.
In your program, you will learn to utilize data-driven instruction to identify instructional methods and interventions to support student growth and skill development.
Teaching Students in the Information Age
Our program features courses enabling educators and students to function in the changing landscape of the information age.
As a student, we will equip you with the knowledge and practical experience to guide growing students through the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive changes they will experience in adolescence. You will be aware of the impacts of their communities, previous schools, and family on constructing their identity.
You will learn how to create a lesson plan and utilize instructional technology.
Placement Programs That Turn Science and Theory Into Action
In your final term at Roberts Wesleyan University, our student teaching program will offer you a placement in a classroom setting. Before graduating, you will attend Capstone Seminars and learn situational problem solving through analysis, role-playing, and writing reflection papers under the supervision of highly trained practitioners.