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Adolescence Education

Houghton College

48 months
33920 USD/year
33920 USD/year
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The Adolescence Education major at Houghton College prepares you to teach grades 7-12 and satisfies the New York State Education Department requirements for initial certification.


Adolescence Education prepares you for teaching in grades 7-12 through coursework, field experiences and student teaching. Each component of the program is designed for your ongoing development for leadership and service. Beginning with your first year in our program, you’ll be immersed in diverse field and coursework that requires the intentional critical thinking and action needed for today’s classrooms. 

Diverse experiences within rural schools of Western New York and urban schools of Buffalo paired with coursework expectations provide a carefully scaffolded and challenging environment for you to develop as an emerging educator. Coursework covers topics such as theories of teaching and learning, literacy, special education, classroom management, curriculum, assessment, and content-specific teaching methods.

Houghton College education faculty members are committed to integrating theory, practice and Christian faith in their teaching. All have earned graduate degrees in specific areas of specialization, and all have served as classroom teachers. This combination of experience, expertise and a Christian worldview provides a classroom context that promotes the intellectual development and spiritual formation of students who graduate to serve as scholars and leaders in the world of education.

Why Major in Adolescence Education?

  • Be equipped for transformative learning and service.
  • Collect at least 100 hours of contact time priorto student teaching.
  • Practice what you’ve learned in the college classroom through abundant opportunities to be in area classrooms observing, doing service-learning, and so on in the first and second years.
  • Experience teaching in an inner-city setting during a two-week site experience in Buffalo, NY, called Teaching in Urban America.
  • Receive intentional, personalized academic advising and mentoring by education faculty across your entire Houghton experience.
  • Dedicate one full semester to student teaching during your senior year.
  • Do collaborative research with teacher education program faculty members, and present your findings at international, national and regional conferences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in Professionalism
  • Education & American Culture
  • Educational Psychology
  • Adolescent Literature
  • Educating Exceptional Learners
  • Teaching in Urban America 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


124 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application for admission (apply online or print the application)
  • An official high school transcript (If you are a international transfer student, you are also required to submit all college transcripts)
  • A completed recommendation letter
  • A completed financial affidavit
  • A $40.00 non-refundable application fee (ask your counselor about getting this fee waived!)
  • Test Scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33920 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33920 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    33920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33920 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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