Save time and tuition with this unique combined degree program—and launch your career in education in just five years.
Why Earn a Combined Degree in Adolescent or Childhood Education?
A combined degree in adolescent or childhood education will prepare you for a rewarding career in a variety of education roles such as classroom teacher, curriculum developer, specialist field experience supervisor or adjunct professor.
Why Earn a Combine Degree in Adolescent or Childhood Education at Adelphi?
- Benefit from the continuity and cohesiveness of a combined undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
- Become a critical thinker and collaborative teacher who advocates for diversity, dignity and social justice.
- Prepare for your teaching license with the option to pursue additional certifications such as special education.
90%** Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019
Education Tracks and Teaching Certification
You can choose from the following three STEP tracks:
Our program provides the opportunity to work toward one or more of the following certifications to expand your career opportunities:
- Initial Certificate: Childhood 1–6, Adolescent 7–12, or TESOL PK–12
- Special Education: Childhood 1–6 or Adolescent 7–12 levels
- Middle School Extension: Grades 5–6 or 7–9
Exceptional Hands-On Learning
At Adelphi, we’re committed to providing our students with hands-on experiences that build critical skills for future careers. Our STEP students regularly serve in student-teaching positions in the New York City Department of Education and Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).
First-year applications to STEP must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum 3.0 high school GPA
- If submitting test scores, SAT score of 1090 or higher (minimum 530-560 on each part) or ACT score of 21 (all subscores). Please note that the students may still be referred if applying SAT/ACT optional for Fall 2021.
The structure of STEP is particularly effective in meeting the needs of the transfer student. Most students entering the program at the junior level have a three-year course of study, which takes them through their master’s degree (MA). Transfer students may transfer up to 64 credits.
To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:
Transformative Educational Opportunities
All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape: