Undergraduate Catalog

Adolescence Education

Phone: 845-257-2850
Location: Old Main Building, Room 323
Web address: www.newpaltz.edu/secondaryed/ Link opens in a new window

The Department of Teaching & Learning offers instruction leading to New York State initial and professional certification to teach the following subjects in Grades 7-12: English, Mathematics, the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics), and Social Studies. Certificates for teaching in New York State are automatically accepted for teaching in many other states.

* Please note that the College will stop accepting admission to Adolescence Education: French and Adolescence Education: Spanish programs starting in fall 2019.

Adolescence Education Program:

Notice to Persons Who Have Prior Felony Convictions

State University of New York (SUNY) policy prohibits SUNY New Paltz admission applications from inquiring into an applicant’s prior criminal history.  Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet the licensure requirements for certain professions, including the program in Adolescence Education. 

Individuals with prior criminal histories are advised to seek advice and guidance from the chair of the academic department regarding the impact of a criminal record on meeting the requirements of the major/professional licensure or certification prior to declaring the major.