B.A. degree program in adolescence education: English teacher
HEGIS code 1501.01
NYS SED program code 26812

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

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NATOV, RONI L PROFESSOR 718-951-5374 3416 Boylan Hall rnatov @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Mon. 11-5; Tues. 11-12:30 and 1:30-3:00; Thurs. 11-3:00; and by appt.

 

The Department of Secondary Education and the Department of English jointly offer a program for students who plan to teach English in grades 7 through 12. Additional information may be obtained from the Department of Secondary Education or the Department of English. 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.

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Program requirements
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Students must complete the following English Department requirements for the B.A. degree program for English teacher (39 credits):

I. English 2120 and 2121 (6 credits)

English 2120 and 2121 are required. Majors in the English teacher program should complete English 2120 or 2121 or be enrolled in one or the other, before continuing in other electives.

II. Fields of Study (12 credits)

One course from each of four of the following seven fields; at least one course must be chosen from Fields 1 through 3:
1. Middle Ages: English 3111, 3112, 3520, 4101; Comparative Literature 3614.
2. Renaissance: English 3120, 3121, 3122, 3123, 3124, 3125, 4102; Comparative Literature 3615.
3. Eighteenth Century: English 3131, 3132, 3133, 4103; Comparative Literature 3616.
4. Nineteenth Century and Romanticism: English 3140, 3141, 3142, 3143, 3145, 3151, 4104; Comparative Literature 3606, 3617.
5. American Literature and Culture: English 2402, 3151, 3152, 3153, 3154, 3156, 3157, 3158, 3159, 3160, 3161, 3162, 3163, 3164, 3165, 4105; Comparative Literature 3622, 3623.
6. Modernism: English 3153, 3161, 3170, 3171, 3172, 3173, 3193, 4110, 4108; Comparative Literature 3608, 3607, 3610, 3618, 3622, 3624, 3625.
7. Postmodernism and Contemporary Discourses: English 3154, 3162, 3166, 3174, 3180, 3187, 3191, 3193, 3194, , 4109; Comparative Literature 3609, 3611, 3625.

III. Field Concentration: English Teaching (12 credits)

Four courses, one from each of the following groups:
A. Language: English 3520, 3521, 3522, 3523, 3524, or a course in linguistics.
B. Composition: English 2115, 2116, 2301, 2302, 3137, or any other writing-intensive course.
C. Literature of diversity: English 3158, 3160, 3161, 3162, 3180, 3189, 3194, 4110, Comparative Literature 3613, 3619, 3622, 3623, 3624, 3625, or any course in literature and culture.
D. Children's and Young Adult Literatures: English 3189

IV. English 3122 or 3123 (3 credits).

V. Two additional English Department electives (6 credits).


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 2.70 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.