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Adolescent Education, A.S

History is Your Future at DCC

Bring your love of the past to a classroom in the present, and start inspiring the future. Your path to becoming a history teacher starts at DCC.


credits of full-time study


to a B.S. program to complete your studies


years to full teaching certification

What You'll Study in the Adolescent Education 7-12 History Concentration

You’re already a civics buff. At DCC, you’ll gain broader knowledge of your favorite subject while also learning how to teach it.

With tracks in history, economics and government, you can focus on the social studies topic that interests you most while also building a foundation in the principles of teaching teens.

Complicated transfers are a thing of the past at DCC. Through our joint registration agreement with SUNY New Paltz, your timeline to full New York State teaching certification is clearer than ever.


Sample Courses

PSY 204: Adolescent Psychology
A study of the developmental tasks facing adolescents in contemporary American society

HIS 103: History of the United States I
A broad survey of the development of American democracy from the Colonial Era through the Civil War

LAT 201: Educational Settings: Adolescent Learning Environments
Observing, recording and reporting learners' behaviors for those planning to teach grades 7-12


Where Do Education Grads Go?

Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601