60 months
16980 USD/year
16980 USD/year
7070 USD/year
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Complete a content-area major (in biology, chemistry, earth science, English, mathematics, physics, social studies or Spanish) and then a 42-credit program of education courses in preparation for teacher certification. The Adolescence Education Combined Bachelor’s & Master’s Program is offered at the State University of New York Plattsburgh. 


What Will I Learn at the State University of New York Plattsburgh?

You will learn to meet the educational needs of adolescents in a dynamic world. This includes the interrelationship between academic content, pedagogical application, continued learning, and the moral and political considerations of working with adolescents.

What is Unique About Our Adolescence Education Combined Program?

  • Professional certification: You will be eligible for initial certification immediately upon graduation. After three years of teaching, you will be eligible for professional certification.
  • Undergraduate degree: Earn a professional degree in biology, chemistry, earth science, English, history, mathematics, physics, or Spanish (in case you decide not to teach). 
  • Dual advisors: Benefit from two academic advisors — one in the adolescence education department and one in your liberal arts concentration.
  • Peace of mind: Once employed as a New York state teacher, you don’t have to worry about completing a master’s degree at night or during the summers within five years.
  • Save money: Save money by paying undergraduate tuition rates for the first 12 graduate credits.
  • Qualifications: Be considered a much more qualified candidate for a teaching position than a person with a four year degree. Graduates will have a professional degree with extensive education courses at the graduate level.
  • Hireability: Many school districts prefer to hire teachers who already have a master’s degree.
  • Student teaching options: Participate in field experience in various geographic areas extending from the Canadian border to Malone, N.Y. and south to the Glens Falls, Albany, and New York City regions.
  • Accreditation: Graduate from an accredited teacher education program.

Programme Structure


  • Fundamental Principles of Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Evolution 
  • Ecology 
  • General Genetics 
  • Communicating Biology 
  • Cell Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


150 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Common Application or SUNY Application
  • Pay the $50 application fee
  • Send an official high school transcript
  • Although applicants are not required to take the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), it is highly recommended.
  • One letter of recommendation is requested. Letters composed in English are preferred, but if necessary, we will accept letters written in other languages.
  • Please compose a personal essay in English using at least 250 words.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8490 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8490 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3535 USD per semester during 60 months.

Living costs for Plattsburgh

924 - 2014 USD /month
Living costs

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


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