Liberal Arts & Sciences - Adolescent Education (Teacher Education Transfer) (A.S.)
Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Liberal Arts & Sciences - Adolescence Education degree is designed for those who want to have a career as a certified public school teacher in grades 7-12. By completing courses in the liberal arts, education and an academic concentration, you will be able to transfer to four-year programs leading to teacher certification in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12) by the State of New York.

The program follows the SUNY Teacher Education Transfer Template (TETT), which provides a smooth transfer from the coursework at Hudson Valley Community College to a SUNY four-year institution.

The majority of students graduating from the Liberal Arts and Sciences - Adolescence Education program continue their education at a four-year college or university. This is primarily a transfer program.

This program is offered by the Teacher Preparation Department.

Entrance and Course Requirements

Program Highlights

  • Students can follow concentration requirements that will prepare them for transfer and certification in the areas of English, History/Social Studies, Math, Biology, Earth Science and Physics.
  • Students in this program work closely with their academic advisor to create an academic plan that best prepares them for transfer and future work in the field of education.

Scholarships Available Scholarships available.


This program is designed to be a foundation for those interested in careers in teaching at the secondary school level.

Recent graduates have continued their education at the University at Albany, Siena College and The College of Saint Rose.

Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here are median salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2015): High School Teacher, $57,200; Middle School Teacher, $55,860; Elementary, Middle and High School Principals, $90,410.

The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.

For more information regarding this program, please contact:

Antoinette Howard
Interim Department Chair
Teacher Preparation Department
Higbee Hall, Room 109
(518) 629-7250

For more information about admission to this program, please contact:

Admissions Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
(518) 629-7309