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STEP Adolescence Education

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NYS Program Code: 23166 (B.S./M.A.), 23167 (B.A./M.A.)
HEGIS Code: 0801.00
CIP Code: 13.0101

Esther Kogan, Ed.D., Associate Professor and Director, S.T.E.P.
Harvey Hall, Room 226
p – (516) 877-3682
f – (516) 877-4097
e – kogan@adelphi.edu

(Grades 7-12) (25-28 credits)

To be taken in conjunction with a liberal arts major.

Students in the STEP Adolescent Education sequence must major in one of the liberal arts and sciences appropriate to their content specialty and complete the University General Education requirements.

Students selecting adolescent education should major in the following areas:

  • English Education: major in English
  • Biology Education: major in biology
  • Chemistry Education: major in chemistry
  • Earth Science Education: major in environmental studies (must include a minimum of 30 credits in earth science)
  • Mathematics Education: major in mathematics
  • Physics Education: major in physics
  • Social Studies Education: major in one of the following: anthropology, economics, history, political science, or sociology. Regardless of major, all minors in social studies education must take a minimum of 21 credits, including a course in geography, U.S. history, world history, and a course each in economics, political science, sociology and psychology.
  • Language Instruction in Spanish: major in Spanish

Requirements for STEP Adolescence Education

NYS Program Code: 23166 (B.S./M.A.), 23167 (B.A./M.A.)
HEGIS Code: 0801.00
CIP Code: 13.0101

Required GPA: 2.75 Cumulative
3.00 Education Courses
Undergraduate Credits Required to Earn B.S. or B.A.: 120
Graduate Credits Required to Earn M.A.: 33

(25-28 credits)

Graduate Requirements (5th Year)


(9 credits)

Additional Graduation Requirements

Additional Information

The Scholar Teacher Education Program (S.T.E.P.) is a unique, five-year, combined baccalaureate and master’s program for students preparing to teach at the childhood and adolescent levels. The first four years of S.T.E.P. allow for completion of the General Education requirements, a student-selected major in a liberal arts discipline and additional New York State requirements for certification. Course work and field experience at the undergraduate level lead directly into a full-time, field-based course of study on the graduate (fifth-year) level.

Courses during the fifth year are graduate-level courses. The fifth-year sequence requires active participation in schools including one semester of student teaching.

STEP Adolescence Education B.A./M.A. Semester Sequence

Degree: B.A., M.A. or B.S. M.A.
Required GPA: 2.75 Cumulative
3.00 Education Courses
Undergraduate Credits Required to Earn B.A. or B.S.: 120
Graduate Credits Required to Earn M.A.: 33

Course Credits Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
EST (0836) 102 Orientation Seminar 1 or ✓            
EST (0836) 222 Adolescent Development
PIA (0501) 116 Adolescent Psychology*

ENG (0122) 202 Structure of Modern English
(English Majors Only)
EST (0836) 311 Sociolinguistic Perspectives in Adolescent Education 3              
EST (0836) 304 Community, School & Society 3              
EDO (0809) 595 Youth Literacies: Literature, Culture and the Arts (Humanities)
EDO (0809) 594 Critical Literacy in Mathematics and Science Education (Math and Science Majors ONLY)

EST (0836) 307 Philosophy of Education 3              
EDO (0809) 596 Inquiry & Expression Literacy Across the Curric: Humanities
EDO (0809) 597 Inquiry & Expression: Literacy Across the Curric: Math and Sciences (Math & Science Majors Only)


EEC (0810) 560 Managing Inclusive Environments 3              
EDO (0809) 513 Instruction Math Education
EDO (0809) 517 Instruction Science
EDO (0809) 518 Instruction Social Studies
EDO (0809) 519 Instruction Spanish Language
EDO (0836) 580 Learning & Composition
(English majors only)


Major in Arts & Sciences1 30+
Courses may be taken during any semester.
Foreign or American Sign Language2 3

* Pre-Requisite PIA (0501) 101 Required

1 STEP Adolescence Education students can major in:

History, English, International Studies, Mathematics, Biology, Environmental Studies/Earth Science, Physics, Chemistry, Political Science, Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology

Students seeking Social Studies certification and not majoring in History must complete 21 credits in history course work. All social science majors must complete one course in Economics, Geography, Government/ Political Science, Sociology and Psychology.

2 Students must take 3 credits in a language other than English to meet New York State Teaching Certification requirements. If a student earned a passing score on the high school Regents Exam in a foreign language or has documented fluency in another language, this requirement will be waived. Additional foreign language requirements may be necessary for students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students admitted to STEP must consult with the liberal arts advisor.


Graduate Requirements (5th Year)
Summer (9 credits) Fall (12 credits) Spring (12 credits)
HED (0834) 577 Health Promotion EDO (0809) 788 Master’s Seminar EDO (0809) 503 Reflective Practice

EST (0836) 574 Teach. & Learn. Aesthetics


ETH (0893) 5XX Exploring the Arts Series

One of the following:
EDO (0809) 511 Instruct. & Assess. In English
EDO (0809) 613 Secondary Mathematics
EDO (0809) 617 Secondary Science
EDO (0809) 618 Secondary Social Studies
EDO (0809) 619 Methods & Mater. of Spanish

EDO (0809) 611 Teaching Writing in the Secondary Inclusive Classroom (English Majors)


Graduate Elective

Graduate Education Elective (2) Graduate Education Electives EDO (0809) 790 Teaching in Adolescent Education: Pre-Certification
EDU (0801) 697 Dignity for all Students Act ( D A S A ) Training

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