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Adolescence Education

Adolescence Education

Those who can, teach.

Teaching is one of the oldest professions in the world. It's equal parts rewarding and challenging, with an environment that is constantly evolving. If an exciting landscape — as well as the opportunity to educate and nurture young adults —interests you, then you'll find no better institution to earn your teaching degree than St. Joseph's College.

Adolescence education offers the unique chance for teachers to share their passion and expertise for a specific subject. SJC's programs, grounded in the tradition of the liberal arts, provide our students with a core curriculum and appropriate depth and breadth of knowledge in their major field.

High-quality teachers are in demand all across the country, and SJC's teacher program is nationally recognized. Our professional, approachable professors will work with you to refine your teaching skills and build your confidence. Find your inner teacher at SJC.


Rebeca RamirezRebeca Ramirez
Mathematics Adolescence Education Major


“This past summer I worked with an organization called Practice Makes Perfect, a full-service summer school operator that partners directly with schools for students in high-need communities. I was selected as a teaching fellow, one of 1,200 applicants to be exact. This job gave me the experience of a lifetime. I was literally a real teacher for the summer. I was assigned a sixth grade class out in Far Rockaway and I taught Rates and Ratios."

Read About Rebeca's Fellowship Experience


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Biology Adolescence Education

Biology Adolescence Education

At the heart of the Department of Biology is a philosophy based on experiential learning. Learn in an advanced labs with real-world applications, and find tangible results in the world of education.

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Chemistry Adolescence Education

Chemistry Adolescence Education

Students study in small classes, and work directly with faculty to gain hands-on laboratory experience and. The laboratory facilities are equipped with instrumentation used in industrial and medical laboratories. Students apply their laboratory skills to original research in organic chemistry, biochemistry and physical chemistry, leading to a senior thesis and presentation.

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English Adolescence Education

English Adolescence Education

Are you passionate about a subject that raises more questions than it answers? If you want to grasp novels, short stories and poetry with a critical understanding — create with a distinct voice all your own — then the English department at SJC Long Island is a perfect fit.

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History, Social Studies Adolescence Education

History, Social Studies Adolescence Education

If the mysteries of the past excite you, then a history major at SJC Long Island is the perfect choice. From the Renaissance to the World Wars, from colonialism to independence, from the Holocaust to Hiroshima — let faculty in the Department of History guide you on an adventure through time.

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Mathematics Adolescence Education

Mathematics Adolescence Education

Students will learn skills in self-analysis, assessment, and teaching a diverse population of students who possess varying cognitive skills and learning styles. In order to prepare students to teach in the modern classroom they will study important topics in current mathematics education (e.g. gender gap).

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Spanish Adolescence Education

Spanish Adolescence Education

If you want to be immersed in global cultures and languages, then join the Department of Modern Languages at St. Joseph's College for a rewarding personal discovery. Travel the globe through the College's service-learning and study abroad programs — depart on journeys to Nicaragua, Argentina and Spain. Broaden your own perspective, and find the worldly understanding you need to thrive in a changing world.

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The St. Joseph’s College adolescence education program is consistently ranked among the best teaching programs in the New York Metropolitan area. The program, which prepares students to teach at the secondary level, has a high job placement rating and combines a solid teaching background with the professional standards mandated by New York and other states. Students participate in meaningful learning experiences and are introduced to developmental and learning-style theories, constructivism, multiple intelligence theories and the best pedagogical practices that support instruction for all students.