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Between 2014 and 2024, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects nearly 1.9 million job openings for teachers of preschool through postsecondary school.

Gain field experience in local classrooms beginning your freshman year as opposed to your junior year like many other competing programs.

 

Be confident in being well-prepared for a rewarding teaching career. Core and advanced specialty courses provide our adolescent education students with a strong understanding of their focus area, while education classes provide instruction in the craft of teaching and provide strong preparation for state Teacher Certification Exams.

Adolescent Education Programs

Daemen Pass Rate Above 90%

Daemen students have a combined pass rate consistently above 90 percent on the annual New York State Teacher Certification Examinations.

Program Benefits

  • Program features small class sizes to increase interaction between students and faculty members who are dedicated to teaching excellence and providing personal attention.
  • Field experiences are available through Daemen’s partnerships with local public, private, and charter schools as well as educational agencies and community centers. 
  • Students learn to teach with advanced instructional technology, including SMART Boards, iPads, and educational apps. 
  • Daemen’s Center for Interprofessional Learning and Simulation (CILS) provides students experiential learning opportunities to promote best practice and collaboration.
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Master's in Special Education

Stay for a fifth year and earn a master’s degree in special education in just three semesters! As a graduate student in our master’s in special education program, you will learn how to create lesson plans aligned to New York state’s Next Generation and Common Core learning standards, as well as understand the laws that protect students.

Career Outlook

Daemen graduates are teaching in many school districts and public school systems, including Buffalo, Williamsville, Clarence, Cheektowaga, New York City, Baltimore, and Myrtle Beach, among others. A number of our graduates have also advanced to working in educational administration.

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