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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 Earth and Environmental Sciences 1200.

All of the following courses in the Department of Secondary Education:
i. Secondary Education 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402. This four-term sequence may be started in the lower-sophomore term, or upper-sophomore term,
ii. Secondary Education 3456,
iii. Secondary Education 4480 in the junior year,
iv. 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 who have taken Secondary Education 4404 may substitute it for Secondary Education 4480, 4481, and 4482.

Students who 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 Department of 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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