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B.A. degree program in adolescence education: biology teacher
HEGIS code 0401.01
NYS SED program code 26814

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
Muth, Theodore Associate Professor 718.951.5000 xt 2681   tmuth @ brooklyn.cuny.edu  

 

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

To enroll in any of the following courses--Biology 1002, 2002 or 2002W, 2074, 2071 or 2072W, and 3004,--students must have completed the appropriate pre- or co-requisite courses with a grade of C- or better. A student with a grade of D+ or lower in any biology course applied toward fulfillment of department requirements must repeat the course until the grade of C- or higher is earned, or offer another course of equal or higher rank. Any substitution of courses must be approved by the chairperson or deputy chair for advising. at least one course taken must be a writing intensive (W) course offered by the Department of Biology. Students who completed Biology 1080 and 1081 before fall 2010 may substitute them for Biology 1001 and 1002 in all degree requirements.

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Program requirements (64-70.5 credits)
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One of the following biology sequences, a), b), c), or d):

a) All of the following: Biology 1071 or 4019, 1072, 2073, 3006 or 3007W, 3001, 3003, 3011;

All of the following: Biology 2074, 2071 or 2072W, 3002 or 3002W, 3004;

At least 3 credits of the following: Biology 4001, 4002, 4011, 4010 or Computer and Information Science 2810, Biology 2001, 2002 or 2002W, 2010, 2020 or Psychology 2610, Biology 4015, 4016, 4013, 4022, 3083, 5020, Interdisciplinary Studies 4101 or 4102, Chemistry 4570 or 4571 or other advanced courses approved by the chairperson or deputy chair for advising.

b) All of the following: Biology 1001, 1002, 3003, 3004, 3006 or 3007W, 3011;

At least 5 credits of the following: Biology 2001, 2002 or 2002W, 4001, 4002, 4011, 2071 or 2072W, 4010 or Computer and Information Science 2810, Biology 2010, 2020 or Psychology 2610, Biology 4012, 4015, 4016, 4013, 4022, 3083, 5020, 5001 or 5010 or 5003W or 5014W or Interdisciplinary Studies 4101 or 4102, Chemistry 4570 or 4571 or other advanced courses approved by the chairperson or deputy chair for advising.

c) All of the following: Biology 1002, 1071, 1072, 3003, 3004, 3006 or 3007W, 3011;

At least 5 credits of the following: Biology 2001, 2002 or 2002W, 4001, 4002, 4011, 2071 or 2072W, 4010 or Computer and Information Science 2810, Biology 2010, 2020 or Psychology 2610, Biology 4015, 4016, 4013, 4022, 3083, 5020, 5001 or 5010 or 5003W or 5014W or Interdisciplinary Studies 4101 or 4102, Chemistry 4570 or 4571.

d) All of the following: Biology 1001, 2073, 2074, 3003, 3004, 3006 or 3007W, 2011;

At least 5 credits of the following: Biology 2001, 2002 or 2002W, 4001, 4002, 4011, 2071 or 2072W, 4010 or Computer and Information Science 2810, Biology 2010, 2020 or Psychology 2610, Biology 4012, 4015, 4016, 4013, 4022, 3083, 5020, 5001 or 5010 or 5003W or 5014W or Interdisciplinary Studies 4101 or 4102, Chemistry 4570 or 4571 or other advanced courses approved by the chairperson or deputy chair for advising.

One of the following chemistry sequences, a), b), c), or d):

a) Chemistry 1100 (or both 1050 and 2050) and 2500.
b) Chemistry 1100 (or both 1050 and 2050), and 2100, and 3510 (or both 3511 and 3512).
c) Chemistry 1100 (or both 1050 and 2050), 2100, 3510 (or both 3511 and 3512), and 3520 (or both 3521 and 3522).
d) Chemistry 1100 (or both 1050 and 2050), and 2100 and 2500.

One of the following courses in Physics: Physics 1100, or 1111, or 1112, or 1150, or Core Curriculum 1331 or Physics 1331.

Three credits in Geology or Earth and Environmental Sciences or Core Curriculum 1332 or Earth and Environmental Sciences 1010.

Mathematics 1201.

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 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.

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 4483 and/or 4484 must earn a B- or better grade in them to take either Secondary Education 4483 or 4484.

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Additional requirements for a B.A. degree
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Candidates for a B.A. degree with a biology teacher major must complete at least 18 credits in advanced courses in the Department of Biology or allowed electives in other departments as described above (not including Biology 1071 and 1072 or Biology 1001). These 18 credits must be completed with a grade of C- or higher in each course, and 10 or more credits must be completed at Brooklyn College. Specific course requirements for a B.A. degree are described above.

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