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Adolescence Education - Biology 7-12

Suny Cortland

24 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
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 The Adolescence Education - Biology 7-12 program from Suny Cortland will broaden and deepen your knowledge and help you develop the skills you need to teach biology in middle and high schools.


As an undergraduate majoring in biology or a closely related field, you developed and expanded your knowledge of life on Earth and the interactions of living organisms with each other and with their environment. 

Whether you were interested in concepts related to cellular biology and genetics or in concepts related to organismal biology and ecology, your studies and experiences fueled a desire to share this science through teaching.

Career Potential

When you earn the Adolescence Education - Biology 7-12 degree from Suny Cortland, you will have fulfilled the New York State Education Department's requirements for initial certification in biology for grades 7-12.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Adolescence Education 
  • Teaching the Sciences in the Middle and Secondary Schools 
  • Seminar for Field Practicum
  • Student Teaching: Adolescence Education - Science
  • Educating English Language Learners
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, so decisions may occur prior to the deadlines.


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online Graduate School Application 
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended to be forwarded directly to SUNY Cortland Graduate Admissions Office indicating a major in biology or functionally related area.
  • Note: Candidates for admission must present evidence of bachelor's degree conferral prior to the start of their academic program.
  • Three letters of recommendation from former professors or professional colleagues who can speak to the candidate's preparation and competence for teaching science in grades 7-12 (submitted online with the application).
  • New York State mandates that all SUNY teacher preparation programs adopt college entrance assessments for admissions consideration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11310 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cortland

874 - 1904 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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