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B.A. degree program in adolescence education: physics teacher
HEGIS code 1902.01
NYS SED program code 26808

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

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Miyano, Ken Associate Professor 718-951-5000 x2858 1409 Ingersoll Hall kemiyano @ brooklyn.cuny.edu  

 

The Department of Secondary Education and the Department of Physics jointly offer a program for students who plan to teach physics in grades 7 through 12. Additional information may be obtained from the Department of Secondary Education or the Department of Physics. 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 (78-79.5 credits):
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To enroll in advanced physics courses, students must earn a grade of C or higher in the physics and mathematics prerequisites of the courses, unless they are excused from this requirement by the chairperson. A student who receives a grade of C- or lower in a required physics or mathematics course must consult the chairperson before registering for another physics course. The student is usually advised to repeat the course.

Students must complete a) through g):
a) Physics 1100 or 1150; and 2100 or 2150.
b) All of the following: Physics 3100, 3500 or 3550, 3900, 3950, 4900W, 5500.
c) One physics course numbered in the 3600s. With the permission of the chairperson, Physics 3200 or 3300 may be substituted for this course.
d) Chemistry 1100 and 2100; or Chemistry 1050, 2050, and 2100.
e) Mathematics 1201 and 1206.
f) Biology 1001 or 1002 or 4 credits in biology.
g) Earth and Environmental Sciences 1100 or 1200.

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 in 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 sciences in grades 5 and 6 by taking Secondary Education 3454.
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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 any of these courses: Secondary Education 2001, 2002, 3401 or 3402;

A minimum grade of B- in each of Secondary Education 2001 and 2002 is required to continue to Secondary Education 3401 and/or 3402 or 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.

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