B.A. degree program in adolescence education: earth science teacher
HEGIS code 1917.01
NYS SED program code 32681

Bachelor's degree programs for adolescence education (grades 7-12): biology, chemistry, earth science, English, mathematics, modern languages (French, Italian, Spanish), physics, and social studies (Africana studies, American studies, anthropology, economics, history, political science, Puerto Rican and Latino studies, sociology), and special subjects (all grades): music - full information and requirements

Program/Department Advisers

Information about adviser(s) for this program is not currently available.

 

The Department of Secondary Education and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences jointly offer a program for students who plan to teach earth science in grades 7 through 12. Additional information may be obtained from the Department of Secondary Education or the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Adolescence education (grades 7-12) and special subject programs are writing intensive. Students should consult a counselor as early as possible to plan their program.
Adolescence education (grades 7-12) and special subject programs are writing intensive.
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Program requirements (71-76 credits)
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All of the following:
a) Earth and environmental sciences 1101, 1201, 2100 or 2200, 2300, 3000, 3300 or 3350, 3400W, 3850, 3900.
b) Chemistry 1100 or its equivalent.
c) Mathematics 1201 or 1501, or Earth and Environmental Sciences 3800.
d) One of the following courses in physics: Physics 1100 or 1150, or Core Curriculum [1331], or Physics 1331 or Earth and Environmental Sciences 3200.
e) One of the following courses in biology: Biology 1001 or 1080, or Core Curriculum [1321] or Biology 1010.

All of the following courses in the Department of Secondary Education:
i. Secondary Education 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402. This four-term sequence may be started in the lower-sophomore term, or upper-sophomore term,
ii. Secondary Education 3456,
iii. Secondary Education 4480 in the junior year,
iv. Secondary Education 4481, 4482, 4483, and 4484 in the senior year.

The two student teaching field courses, Secondary Education 4482 and 4484, may be taken in the same semester.

Students that may have taken Secondary Education 4404 may substitute it for Secondary Education 4480, 4481, and 4482.

Students that may have taken Secondary Education 4410 may substitute it for Secondary Education 4480, 4483, and 4484.

This program reflects changes in teacher certification requirements recently implemented by the New York State Education Department.

Degree programs in Department of Secondary Education include a major in an appropriate department of the college.

Completion of an adolescence education program as part of a major in English, one of the appropriate social sciences, mathematics, one of the sciences, or a language other than English qualifies students for New York State initial certification in adolescence education for grades 7 through 12.

Students qualifying for the initial certification in adolescence education may obtain an extension to teach English, social studies, mathematics, or one of the sciences in grades 5 and 6 by taking Secondary Education 3454.

Students must complete 26 credits in the Department of Secondary Education as specified above.
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Admission requirements and academic standing
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Students must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences to take Secondary Education 2001, 2002, 3401 or 3402;

An average of 2.75 in Secondary Education 2001 and 2002 is required to continue to Secondary Education 3402;

To take Secondary Education 4480, students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and the permission of the Secondary Education science education program head, department chair, or deputy;

To take Secondary Education 4481, 4482, 4483, and 4484, students must earn a B+ or higher in Secondary Education 4480, a GPA of 2.75 or higher in their major, and the permission of the Secondary Education science education program head, department chair, or deputy.

A student who takes Secondary Education 4481 and/or 4482 prior to Secondary Education 4483 and/or 4484 must earn a B- or better grade in them to take either Secondary Education 4483 or 4484.