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Adolescence Education - Biology

12 months
1560 USD/credit 46800 USD/year
1560 USD/credit 46800 USD/year
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The Adolescence Education - Biology program at Fordham University leads to a Master of Science in Teaching degree and initial New York State certification.


To nurture middle school and high school students’ knowledge and appreciation of the life sciences, a teacher needs more than a foundation in biology.

This Adolescence Education - Biology program at Fordham University develops teacher candidates’ knowledge and understanding of adolescent learning and development, educational theory, and best practices in science education.


Teacher candidates who meet all program requirements, complete the course of study and meet established field experience competencies are eligible for Fordham University’s endorsement for New York state initial certification in their program area. 

Pass rates for Fordham’s initial teacher education graduates on the NYSTCE Teacher exams have been over 95% each year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historical, Philosophical, and Multicultural Foundations of American Education
  • Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners: Pre K-12
  • Clinical Seminar in Adolescence Science Education
  • Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum
  • Psychology of Adolescent Development and Learning
  • Teaching and Assessing Science in Adolescent Classrooms (7-12)
  • Consultation and Co-Teaching in Collaborative Classrooms
  • Special Education Foundations: Past, Present, Future
  • Media Literacy Technology
  • Teaching and Learning with Diverse Adolescents: Assessment and Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

    • All applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have obtained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B). If you have received a post bachelors degree from an accredited college or university, a minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.
    • Official transcripts of all coursework taken at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, including study abroad transcripts, must be submitted to the GSE Office of Admissions in official sealed envelopes.
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Applicants are required to submit a resume or curriculum Vitae (C.V.) with the online application.
    • Personal statement
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • GRE/MAT Exams

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1560 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    46800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1560 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 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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