• Application Deadline
  • 60 months
Highly motivated Marist undergraduate students in content areas of Biology, Chemistry, English, French, History, Mathematics, or Spanish may apply to the Adolescence Education (Dual Degree) programme from Marist College that leads to dual certification (content area and Students with Disabilities, both grades 7 - 12).
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The Adolescence Education (Dual Degree) programme from Marist College is a cohort-based program and is structured for candidates to achieve their Bachelors Degree (BA or BS) in their content field and become eligible for teaching certification by completing pedagogical coursework and student teaching at the Masters level. 

Candidates begin their 36 credit MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) program during their undergraduate senior year by taking 12 credits graduate course work (across fall and spring semester of senior year). 

The remaining 24 credits of the Masters program are taken in the following sequence: 6 credits of graduate work through a hybrid delivery system in the summer following undergraduate graduation, 12 credits in an on-ground setting for the fall semester, and 6 credits of full-time student teaching practicum the following spring.

Distinctive Features of the Five Year Program:

  • 36 credit graduate program leading to dual certification (content area plus Students with Disabilities)
  • Credit-rich content Bachelor’s (42 – 56 credits)
  • Fifth year of study results in a Master’s degree leading to professional (a.k.a. permanent) certification
  • Master’s courses taken in the senior year (12 credits) are included in your undergraduate tuition
  • Extended clinical experiences enrich preparation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early Decision: November 15th
    • Early Action: November 15th
    • Regular Decision: February 1st
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    42 alternative credits

    42 – 56 credits for the Bachelor's program

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Foundations of Education 
  • Introduction to Teaching
  • Learning through Technology
  • The Exceptional Child
  • Psychology of the Adolescent

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Admission to the program is granted upon acceptance to Marist.  In the junior year, there will be a formal review of the candidate’s standing with regard to:

  • Academic performance (minimum GPA of 3.0)
  • Results of the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) prior to full-time graduate studies
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty who are familiar with the academic performance and dispositions of the applicant
  • Essay outlining reasons for continuing in the program
  • Interview with the Director of Graduate Programs.  The interview will include a brief written task.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42500 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    42500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42500 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Marist awards merit scholarships, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 a year, to its most academically competitive applicants. When you apply for admission to Marist, you are automatically considered for merit scholarships; there is no additional application.

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