B.A. degree program in adolescence education: social studies teacher
HEGIS code 2201.01
NYS SED program code 26754

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

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These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2014 semester.
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Adolescence education (grades 7-12) programs are writing intensive.
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Program requirements
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Students who wish to pursue a bachelor of arts degree in Secondary Education for social studies teacher must complete a major in one of the following: Africana studies, American studies, anthropology, economics, history, political science, Puerto Rican and Latino studies, or sociology.

Study must include within the major, or in addition to courses in the major, study in economics, government, and at least 21 credits in the history and geography of the United States and the world. Students preparing to become social studies teachers must fulfill the economics and government requirements by taking at least one course (3 credits) from among: History 3410, 3420, 3441, 3442, 3450, 3457, or a course in Political Science numbered between 3101 and 3160; and at least one course (3 credits) from among: History 3332, 3470, 3472, 3475 or Economics 2002, 2100, 2200, 3102, 3152, or 3202.

The following pedagogical courses in the Department of Secondary Education: Secondary Education 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402, 4402, 4408, 3456 (total of 26 credits):

Secondary Education 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402. This four-term sequence may be started in the lower-sophomore term, or upper-sophomore term.

Secondary Education 3456 may be started after completing Secondary Education 2001 and 2002.

Secondary Education 4402: Seminar on Methods of Teaching Social Studies, Student Teaching I.

Secondary Education 4408: Advanced Seminar on Methods of Teaching Social Studies, Student Teaching II

This program reflects changes in teacher certification requirements recently implemented by the New York State Education Department. Degree programs in adolescence education and include a major in an appropriate department of the college and in the case of social studies may also include an approved selection of interdepartmental courses.

Completion of an adolescence education program as part of a major in English, one of the appropriate social sciences, mathematics, or one of the sciences 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, a modern language, 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 2.75 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences to take Secondary Education 2001 and 2002.

Students must have a B- in both Secondary Education 2001 and 2002 and a GPA of 2.75 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences to continue to Secondary Education 3401, and/or Secondary Education 3402, and/or Secondary Education 3456.

To take Secondary Education 4413 students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and permission of the head of the program.

To take Secondary Education 4401-4406, students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher, a B- or better in both Secondary Education 3401 and 3402, and/or permission of the head of the program.

To take Secondary Education 4407-4412, students must earn a B- or higher in Secondary Education 4401-4406, a GPA of 2.75 or higher in their major, and the permission of the head of the program.

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