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Lead and mentor the next generation.

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.

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Do you need questions about the program and the admissions process answered? Reach out via email at age-admissions@roberts.edu or schedule an appointment with our Adult & Graduate Enrollment Representative.

Start Terms

  • August 26, 2024
    Hybrid only
  • January 13, 2025
    Hybrid only

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Program Details

15-week semesters

16 (full-time) to 28 (part-time) months

20 students

Career Outlook

Specialize your degree in a content areas

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


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

Program Highlights

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

Lead and mentor the next generation.

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.

Inclusive Education

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.

Related Majors

School Psychology, M.S. - Our Masters in School Psychology program prepares students to evaluate, diagnose, and treat children and adolescents, in consultation with parents and teachers.
Adult and Graduate Admissions - 585.594.6600 | 800.777.4792 (toll free) - AGE-Admissions@roberts.edu