• Master’s in Adolescent Education 7-12 (New York State Initial/Professional Certification)

    The purpose of the Adolescence Education 7-12 program is to further develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of preservice and in-service teachers for careers in teaching at the adolescent level (grades 7-12). The program leads to New York State initial/professional teacher certification in 7-12 biology, 7-12 chemistry, 7-12 physics, 7-12 mathematics, 7-12 social studies, 7-12 English and 7-12 Hebrew. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, 30 credits in the certification content area with a GPA of at least 3.30 and an acceptable score on the GRE. 

    The Azrieli Master's of Education in Adolescence Education Program is founded on an enduring commitment to providing future educational professionals and leaders with exposure to the latest innovative theories of education and best practices in the field so they develop a respect for knowledge, become scholars of practice and reflective practitioners, and demonstrate a concern for all children. The emphasis of the 42-credit program is to link theory with practice in adolescence education. Reflecting Yeshiva University’s dual mission to serve both the Jewish community and the society at large, graduates of the Azrieli Graduate School Master of Education Programs assume teaching positions in a wide range of institutions, including Jewish day schools and public schools.

    Students will be required to pass three components of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (LAST, ATSW-Secondary, and CST in the content area), and they will also complete 2 hour workshops in child abuse identification and school violence prevention. 

    Program Structure: Core Requirements and Sequence

    This program is 42 credits of advanced study geared toward students who hold a bachelor’s degree in one of the seven content areas who desire to enter the field of Jewish education. All coursework is offered in the evenings during the school year and during the day for the summer semester. Some online coursework is available. 

    The recommended requirements and course sequence can be downloaded (PDF).


    All students are required to complete a workshop in Child Abuse Identification and Reporting as well as Violence Intervention – SAVE

    Childhood Abuse Identification and Reporting is offered at no cost face-to-face every semester. Check our announcements for the upcoming dates.

    Violence Intervention – Save can be completed online through Azrieli Graduate School. Send email to srosenb7@yu.edu to register. Be sure to Include your name and YU ID in the email message. 

    This is a 2 hour workshop that can be completed online at any time prior to graduation.

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