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Make the difference in a teen's life

The A.A. in Adolescence Education (Teacher Education Transfer) degree program gives students the opportunity to focus on an individual subject and start working toward a full teaching certification. 

What You'll Learn

This liberal arts degree program includes SUNY General Education requirements and sets the groundwork for a transfer to a SUNY 4-year teacher certification program. In it, you’ll learn about the foundations of education and adolescent psychology. 

Where You'll Go

Most graduates continue on to a four-year degree program, with the initial NYS certification in Adolescence Education, Grades 7-12.  The Adolescence Education A.A. also allows graduates to begin working as teaching assistants in a public or private schools. 

Typical Salary

5 years after graduating with a Bachelor's degree


Popular careers, growth potential, and regional demand for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Speech Language Pathologist 31% High
Educational / Guidance and Vocational Counselor 21% Average
Teaching (Grades 7-12) 8% Average

Real Data from Central New York

  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Salary gathered from SUNY Graduate Wages (data source: NYS Unemployment Insurance) unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months. 
  • Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.   

Top Transfer Partners

  • SUNY Oswego
  • SUNY Cortland
  • Le Moyne College

Transfer Paths

4-year School Bachelor's Degree
SUNY Polytechnic Institute Psychology B.A.
SUNY Oswego Human Development, B.A.
Lincoln University
Johnson C. Smith University