What will I learn?

Save time and tuition with this unique combined degree program and launch your career in education in just five years.

A combined degree in adolescent or childhood education will prepare you for a rewarding career in a variety of education roles such as classroom teacher, curriculum developer, specialist field experience supervisor or adjunct professor.

Why Earn a Combine Degree in Adolescent or Childhood Education at Adelphi?

  • Benefit from the continuity and cohesiveness of a combined undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
  • Become a critical thinker and collaborative teacher who advocates for diversity, dignity and social justice.
  • Prepare for your teaching license with the option to pursue additional certifications such as special education.

You can choose from the following three STEP tracks:

  • Adolescent (High School) Education
  • Childhood (Elementary) Education
  • TESOL Education

Our program provides the opportunity to work toward one or more of the following certifications to expand your career opportunities:

  • Initial Certificate: Childhood 1–6, Adolescent 7–12, or TESOL PK–12
  • Special Education: Childhood 1–6 or Adolescent 7–12 levels
  • Middle School Extension: Grades 5–6 or 7–9

Which department am I in?

College of Education and Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$39,820.00 per year
USD $19,910 per semester for Bachelor; USD $44,290/year - Master
Application deadline

1 November 2021

Start date

25 January 2022


Adelphi University

1 South Avenue,


New York,

11530, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completion of official secondary school/university records.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of official secondary school/university records.

Minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT or 6.5 on the IELTS is required.

Application Deadline: Spring Start - November 1; Fall Start - March 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.