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

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


The School of 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 School of 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.

Program requirements (68 - 81 1/2 credits):
Chemistry 1100 or Chemistry 1050 and 2050.
All of the following: Chemistry 2100, 2700, 3410 or 3415W, 3450, 2500 or both 3510 and 3520, 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.

One of the following biology sequences, a), or b):
Biology 1001 or 1080 and Biology 1002 or 1081
Biology 2073 and 2074.

The following mathematics sequence: Mathematics 1201 and 1206.

The following pedagogical courses in the School of Education: Education 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402, 4404, 4410 (total of 21 credits):

This four-term sequence may be started in the lower-sophomore term, or upper-sophomore term: Education 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402 (12 credits).

The appropriate 5-credit course in student teaching: Education 4404 Seminar on Methods of Teaching Science, Student Teaching I

The appropriate 4-credit course in student teaching: Education 4410 Advanced Seminar on Methods of Teaching Science, Student Teaching II

This program reflects changes in teacher certification requirements recently implemented by the New York State Education Department. Students completing majors in secondary education or in special subjects under the former requirements should refer to the 2000-2003 Undergraduate Bulletin.

Degree programs in adolescence education and in special subjects 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, 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 Education 4410 [63.3].

Students, must complete 21 credits in the School of Education as specified above.

Admission requirements and academic standing
Students must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences to take Education 2001, 2002, 3401 or 3402; an average of 2.75 in Education 2001 and 2002 is required to continue to Education 3401 and/or Education 3402; to take Education 4413 or 4401-4406, students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and permission of the head of adolescence education and special subjects; to take Education 4407-4412, students must earn a B- or higher in Education 4401-4406, a GPA of 2.75 or higher in their major, and the permission of the head of adolescence education and special subjects. A student who takes Education 4407-4412 prior to Education 4401-4406 must earn a B- or better grade in 4407-4412 to take Education 4401-4406.