B.A. degree program in adolescence education: chemistry teacher
HEGIS code 1905.01
NYS SED program code 26813

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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CISZKOWSKA, MALGORZATA Professor 718- 951- 2828/2839 3317 Ingersoll Hall malgcisz @ brooklyn.cuny.edu by appointment

 

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

Chemistry 1100 or both Chemistry 1050 and 2050.

All of the following: Chemistry 2100, 3410 or 3415W, 3510 or both 3511 and 3512, 3520 or both 3521 and 3522, 4600 or 4610.

One of the following physics sequences, a) or b) or c):
a) Physics 1100 (or Physics 1111 and 1112) and 2100.
b) Physics 1150 and 2150.
c) Physics 1150 and 2100.

All of the following, a), b) and c):
a) Biology 1001 or at least four credits in biology.
b) Core Curriculum 1332 or at least three credits in Geology or Earth and Environmental Sciences.
c) The following mathematics sequence: Mathematics 1201 and 1206.

Additional chemistry requirements for a B.A. degree: A minimum of 15 credits in advanced courses in chemistry must be completed at Brooklyn College with a grade of C- or higher in each course.

All of the following courses in the Department of Secondary Education:

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.
Secondary Education 4480 in the junior year.
Secondary Education 4481, 4482, 4483, and 4484 in the senior year.

The two student teaching field courses, Secondary Education 4482 and Secondary Education 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 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 4483T and/or 4484 must earn a B- or better grade in them to take either Secondary Education 4483 or 4484.