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B.S. in Adolescence Education: English (Grades 7-12) / M.A. in English

Teacher with StudentsThis 150-credit program leads to the Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: English and the Master of Arts in English in five years, a full year less than if the two degrees were pursued separately. Graduates of the accelerated B.S./M.A. program will be qualified for New York State certification as English teachers of grades 7 to 12.

The accelerated degree is a joint program between LIU Post’s College of Education and Information Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The teacher-education programs in LIU Post's Department of Curriculum and Instruction are nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), ensuring you receive the highest quality instruction.


  • The B.S. in Adolescence Education: English (Grades 7 to 12) prepares a new generation of English teachers to help students read, write and appreciate the world's most influential language. From decoding the mysteries of Shakespeare to shaping an effective personal essay, the study of English develops clear thinking and analytical skills, and deeper insights into the full range of human potential. This program will equip you to teach the great literature of the past and the works of the most acclaimed contemporary writers, and to strengthen your comprehension and communication skills. The curriculum includes supervised practice teaching in actual classrooms at two grade levels (7 to 9 and 10 to 12), allowing you to observe certified teachers and interact with the teenage student population.
  • The M.A. in English is a powerful credential in the world of business, government and education. Our curriculum combines the wealth of the British and American literary traditions with innovative study of everyday language through courses in linguistics and history of the English language.

The combined B.S. and M.A. degree program requires the completion of 150 credits. After you complete the degree requirements set by LIU Post; satisfy the New York State Teaching Certification Requirements; and successfully pass all licensure tests (LAST, ATS-W and CSTs), you will be awarded Initial Teaching Certification by the New York State Department of Education to teach English to grades 7 to 12. After completion of three years of professional teaching experience, you will be eligible for Professional Teaching Certification without taking additional coursework.