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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
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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.
This program is writing intensive.
Program requirements (71-76 credits)
All of the following:
a) Earth and environmental sciences 1101, 1201, 2200W, 2300, 3000, 3350, 3650, 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.
Students must complete 26 credits in the Department of Secondary Education as specified below.
a) Secondary Education 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402 and 3456. These courses may be started in the lower-sophomore term, or upper-sophomore term.
b) Secondary Education 4480. This course may be taken in the junior year.
c) Secondary Education 4481, 4482, 4483, and 4484 in the senior year. Students must have successfully completed Secondary Education 4480 before taking any of these courses
The two student teaching field courses, Secondary Education 4482 and 4484, may be taken in the same semester.
Secondary Education 4404 is course equivalent to all of Secondary Education 4480, 4481, and 4482.
Secondary Education 4410 is course equivalent to all of Secondary Education 4480, 4483, and 4484.
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 one of the sciences qualifies students for New York State initial certification in adolescence education in that science content area for grades 7 through 12.
Students qualifying for the initial certification in adolescence science education may obtain an extension to teach the sciences in grades 5 and 6 by taking Secondary Education 3454.
Admission requirements and academic standing
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.
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.
Students who wish to register for student teaching seminar and field placement will need to file an application with the science education program head for permission. See program office for details.
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, 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 either Secondary Education 4481 and/or 4482 prior to Secondary Education 4483 and/or 4484 must earn a B or better grade in Secondary Education 4481 and/or 4482 before taking either Secondary Education 4483 or 4484.
A student who takes either Secondary Education 4483 and/or 4484 prior to Secondary Education 4481 and/or 4482 must earn a B or better grade in Secondary Education 4483 and/or 4484 before taking either Secondary Education 4481 or 4482.