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Adolescence Ed Grades 7-12

Dr. Tracy Lahey
Chair of the Department

Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12)

All future Adolescence Education teachers are required to successfully complete a concentration of at least 30 credits in one of the following areas: English, modern foreign language (Spanish or French), social studies, mathematics, biology, chemistry or physics.

Teacher of English (Grades 7-12)

First YearCredits
EDUC 2013
EDUC 2023
ENGL 1103
KIN 1103
LANG 1 & LANG 26
ENGL Elective3
RELS 1103
SCI3
MATH 151 or 2303
Social Science (ECON/POSC/PSYC/SOC)**3
 33
Second YearCredits
EDUC 2063
EDUC 3013
ENGL 3063
ENGL Concentration Electives12
EDUC 3603
RELS Catholic Studies3
SCI3
EDUC 3113
 33
Third YearCredits
EDUC 3763
PHIL Elective3
EDUC 4033
ENGL Concentration Electives12
EDUC 4083
Fine Arts Elective3
SPCH 2043
 30
Fourth YearCredits
EDUC 4063
EDUC 4533
EDUC 4543
KIN 2091
RELS Global/Contemporary3
ENGL 3953
Electives9
 25
Total Credits: 121

* Not PSYC 345 or 346

English Concentration Electives:

Three courses (9 credits) at the 300- or 400-level from "Literary History and National Traditions," one from each of the three literary periods listed.

One course from three of the remaining four categories (9 credits): "Theory, Media, and Praxis"; "Writing"; "Genre and Author Studies"; and "Global and Cultural Perspectives"

ENGL 395:  Senior Seminar (3 credits): NOT required for Childhood Education concentrators; required for adolescent ED concentrators.

2 additional 300- or 400-level courses (6 credits), including one labeled "Sophomore/Junior research seminar."

Total: 30 credits

Additional details about elective options for Education majors will be found in the English section of this catalog.
Show evidence of passing New York State exams (to be determined).
 

Teacher of Spanish (Grades 7-12)

First YearCredits
EDUC 2013
EDUC 2023
One of the following: 
SPAN 204
SPAN 203
6
 
KIN 1103
ENGL 1103
RELS 1103
SCI3
ENGL Elective3
Social Science (ECON/POSC/PSYC/SOC)**3
MATH 151 or 2303
 33
Second YearCredits
EDUC 2063
EDUC 3013
EDUC 3603
SPAN 3073
SPAN 3503
2nd LANG6
SPCH 2043
SCI3
RELS Catholic Studies3
EDUC 3113
 33
Third YearCredits
EDUC 3793
EDUC 4033
EDUC 4083
SPAN 3403
SPAN 3413
SPAN Elective 300-400 Level 3
2nd LANG6
Philosophy Elective3
SPAN 3513
 30
Fourth YearCredits
EDUC 4063
EDUC 4533
EDUC 4543
SPAN Electives -300-400 Level6
KIN 2091
RELS Global/Contemporary3
Fine Arts Elective3
Electives*3
 25
Total Credits: 121

NOTE: If student places above the 200 level, two additional electives will be selected in consultation with language advisor.

Students will not receive credit for more than two 200-level Spanish courses. 

**Not PSYC 345 or 346

Show evidence of passing New York State exams (to be determined).

Teacher of French (Grades 7-12)

First YearCredits
EDUC 2013
EDUC 2023
One of the following:  
FREN 201
FREN 202
6
 
KIN 1103
ENGL Elective3
MATH 151 or 2303
RELS 1103
SCI 3
ENGL 1103
Social Science (ECON/POSC/PSYC/SOC)**3
 33
Second YearCredits
EDUC 2063
EDUC 3013
EDUC 3603
FREN 3403
FREN 3503
2nd LANG6
SCI3
SPCH 2043
RELS Catholic Studies3
EDUC 3113
 33
Third YearCredits
EDUC 3793
EDUC 4033
EDUC 4083
FREN 3073
FREN Electives 300-400 Level9
2nd LANG6
Philosophy Elective3
 30
Fourth YearCredits
EDUC 4063
EDUC 4533
EDUC 4543
FREN Electives 300-400 Level6
KIN 2091
RELS Global/Contemporary3
Fine Arts Elective3
Elective**3
 25
Total Credits: 121

NOTE: *If student places above the 200 level, two additional electives will be selected in consultation with language advisor.

Students will not receive credit for more than two 200-level French courses.

**Not PSYC 345 or 346

Show evidence of passing New York State exams (to be determined).

Teacher of Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

First YearCredits
EDUC 2013
EDUC 2023
ENGL 1103
KIN 1103
HIST 206 (Fall )3
HIST 207 (Spring)3
RELS 1103
SCI 3
MATH 151 or 2303
LANG I and 26
 33
Second YearCredits
EDUC 2063
EDUC 3013
EDUC 3603
ECON 2043
HIST 300 (Fall)3
HIST 217 (Fall )3
HIST 218 (Fall and Spring)3
SOC 201 (Fall )3
SPCH 2043
RELS Catholic Studies3
EDUC 3113
 33
Third YearCredits
EDUC 3773
EDUC 4033
EDUC 4083
HIST Elective*3
HIST Electives (World) *6
POSC 251 or 2053
PHIL Elective3
SCI3
SOC 302 or 204 (Spring)3
 30
Fourth YearCredits
EDUC 4063
EDUC 453 (Fall)3
EDUC 454 (Fall)3
ECON 2033
Social Science (ECON/POSC/PSYC/SOC)**3
POSC 203(Fall)3
HIST 490 (Spring)3
RELS Global/Contemporary3
KIN 2091
Fine Arts Elective3
English Elective3
 31
Total Credits: 127

**Not PSYC 345 or 346

Show evidence of passing New York State exams (to be determined).

Teacher of Mathematics (Grades 7-12)

First YearCredits
EDUC 2013
EDUC 2023
MATH 1853
MATH 1863
CMPT 101 (Fall)3
MATH 1583
ENGL 1103
KIN 1103
LANG6
RELS 1103
 33
Second YearCredits
EDUC 2063
MATH 3613
EDUC 3013
EDUC 3603
MATH 285 (Fall)3
MATH 243 (Fall)*3
SCI3
MATH 3723
SPCH 2043
Social Science (ECON/POSC/PSYC/SOC)**3
EDUC 3113
 33
Third YearCredits
EDUC 3783
EDUC 4033
EDUC 4083
MATH 377 (Fall)3
MATH 387 (Spring)3
MATH 331 (Spring)3
MATH 432 (Spring)3
RELS Catholic Studies3
Philosophy Elective3
SCI3
 30
Fourth YearCredits
EDUC 4063
EDUC 4533
EDUC 4543
MATH 422 (Spring)3
MATH 489 (Fall)3
KIN 2091
ENGL Elective3
RELS Global/Contemporary3
Fine Arts Elective3
 25
Total Credits: 121

Student may complete CMPT Sci. minor by taking CMPT 101 Computer Science I, CMPT 102 Computer Science II and 3 additional approved courses. All CMPT electives must be approved by mathematics advisor or chair.

**Not PSYC 345 or 346

Show evidence of passing New York State exams (to be determined).

Five-Year BS-MSED in Adolescence Education Mathematics 

Offered through the School of Science, this program is a seamless Five-Year BS-MSED in Adolescence Education Mathematics. Students will complete all requirements for the BS in Adolescence Education - Mathematics in four years leading to initial NYS teaching certification in Adolescence Education - Mathematics. Students begin taking graduate courses in the junior and senior years, enabling completion of the MSED in the fifth year. Graduate courses are designed to give deep understanding of both mathematics and modern pedagogy. At the end of the Five-Year Program, students will have mastery of Mathematics in five key areas: Algebra, Geometry, Data and Statistics, Analysis and Number Theory.

Teacher of Biology (Grades 7-12)

First YearCredits
EDUC 2013
BIOL 111
BIOL 113
4
BIOL 112
BIOL 114
4
MATH 1553
MATH 1563
LANG6
RELS 1103
KIN 1103
ENGL 1103
 32
Second YearCredits
EDUC 2063
EDUC 2023
BIOL 217 (& BIOL 218)4
BIOL 2234
BIOL 231 (& BIOL 232)4
CHEM 1013
CHEM 1031
CHEM 1023
CHEM 1041
EDUC 3113
EDUC 3013
 32
Third YearCredits
EDUC 3603
EDUC 4083
SPCH 2043
EDUC 3803
EDUC 4033
Social Science (ECON/POSC/PSYC/SOC)**3
One BIOL ElectiveOne elective course from the required BS list in organismal biology4
One BIOL ElectiveOne elective course from the required BS list in cell & molecular biology 4
RELS Catholic Studies3
Fine Arts Elective3
 32
Fourth YearCredits
EDUC 4063
EDUC 4533
EDUC 4543
ENGL Elective3
RELS Global/Contemporary 3
PHIL Elective3
KIN 2091
Free ElectiveAny 3 credit elective3
One BIOL ElectiveOne biology elective that constitutes a Cell/Molecular or Organismal requirement for the BS Biology program4
 26
Total Credits: 122

**Not PSYC 345 or 346

Note: In addition to the courses required in the Dual Adolescence/Special Education major described below, candidates who opt to complete the Dual Adolescence Education/Special Education major with this concentration do not take the one three-credit elective required for the Biology (Grades 7-12) major.

The Dual Adolescence Education/Special Education major with the Biology concentration requires a total of 125 credits. 

Show evidence of passing New York State exams (to be determined).

Teacher of Chemistry (Grades 7-12)

First YearCredits
EDUC 2013
ENGL 1103
KIN 1103
LANG 6
RELS 1103
MATH 1853
MATH 1863
CHEM 101
CHEM 103
4
CHEM 102
CHEM 104
4
 32
Second YearCredits
EDUC 2023
EDUC 2063
CHEM 319
CHEM 323
5
CHEM 320
CHEM 324
5
PHYS 101*3
PHYS 1911
EDUC 3113
EDUC 3013
RELS Catholic Studies3
SPCH 2043
 32
Third YearCredits
EDUC 3603
EDUC 4083
EDUC 3803
EDUC 4033
CHEM 3025
CHEM 3093
CHEM 3353
MATH 2853
PHYS 1023
PHYS 1921
 30
Fourth YearCredits
EDUC 4063
EDUC 4533
EDUC 4543
PHIL Elective3
RELS Global/Contemporary3
KIN 2091
Fine Arts Elective3
Social Science (ECON/POSC/PSYC/SOC)**3
ENGL Elective3
ElectiveAny 3 credit elective3
 28
Total Credits: 122

*Not PSYC 345 or 346

Note:In addition to the courses required in the Dual Adolescence/Special Education major described below, candidates who opt to complete the Dual Adolescence Education/Special Education major with the Chemistry concentration do not take the one three-credit elective required for the Chemistry (Grades 7-12) major.

The Dual Adolescence Education/Special Education major with the Chemistry concentration requires a total of 126 credits. 

Show evidence of passing New York State exams (to be determined).

Teacher of Physics (Grades 7-12)

First YearCredits
EDUC 2013
LANG 6
MATH 1853
MATH 1863
PHYS 101
PHYS 191
4
KIN 1103
PHYS 102
PHYS 192
4
RELS 1103
ENGL 1103
 32
Second YearCredits
EDUC 2023
EDUC 2063
EDUC 3113
MATH 2853
PHYS 2333
PHYS 2343
PHYS 3123
SPCH 2043
Social Science (ECON/POSC/PSYC/SOC)**3
EDUC 3013
 30
Third YearCredits
EDUC 3603
EDUC 4083
Religion 200-level3
EDUC 3803
PHYS 3093
PHYS 3113
PHYS 3512
Fine Arts Elective3
PHYS 3503
PHIL Elective3
Elective3 credits of electives in science or math in consultation with physics advisor3
 32
Fourth YearCredits
EDUC 4033
EDUC 4063
EDUC 4533
EDUC 4543
ENGL Elective3
Electives6 credits of electives in science or math in consultation with physics advisor6
RELS Catholic Studies & RELS Global/Contemporary3
KIN 2091
PHYS 4452
 27
Total Credits: 121

**Not PSYC 345 or 346

Show evidence of passing New York State exams (to be determined).

Note: In addition to the courses required in the Dual Adolescence/Special Education major described below, candidates who opt to complete the Dual Adolescence Education/Special Education for the Physics concentration take six credits of electives in math or science in consultation with their concentration advisor. 

The Dual Adolescence Education/Special Education major with the Physics concentration requires a total of 124 credits. 

Show evidence of passing New York State exams (to be determined).

Dual-Adolescent/Special Education (Grades 7-12)

Dual-Adolescent/Special Education (Grades 7-12) requires students to take an additional two courses with their programs of study depicted above.These courses are EDUC 358: Curricular adaptation for secondary students with special needs and EDUC 404: Assessment and Remediation for secondary students with special needs. It is recommended that students plan to take these courses during the junior year.

For their student teaching courses, candidates take EDUC 453. Seminar, Observation and Student Teaching Grades 7-9 (3 Credits) or EDUC 455. Sem: Observation & Practice Tchg. Adol/Sp. Ed.Grades 7-9 (3 Credits) and EDUC 454. Seminar, Observation and Student Teaching Grades 10-12 (3 Credits) or EDUC 456. Sem: Observation & Practice Tchg. Adol/Sp.Ed.Grades 10-12 (3 Credits).

Students successfully completing all requirements will be recommended for New York State initial certification in adolescent education and special education.

Dual-Adolescent/Special Education majors show evidence of passing New York State exams (to be determined).

Note: This is the general plan for Dual-Adolescent/Special Education, each student receives a specific program plan based on his or her selected academic concentration.

Academic concentrations available with Dual Certification are the same as listed with Adolescent Education. 

Show evidence of passing New York State exams (to be determined).

Downward extension (for grades 5 and 6) for English, Social Studies, Math, French or Spanish Concentrations 

This extension requires completion of six hours in the following two courses: EDUC 354: Integrated Learning Grade 4-6 (30 field hours in the candidate’s content area - in grade 5 or 6 classroom) and EDUC 375Theoretical Foundation of Teaching and Learning in the Middle School(30 field hours in a middle school is required).

Candidates must show evidence of passing New York State exams (to be determined).

Five Year BS/MS Ed program

This program is designed for the undergraduate student seeking dual certification in Adolescence English or Math or Social Studies and Students with Disabilities Generalist Extensions in English or Math or Social Studies for Grades 7-12.

Students who complete the first semester of their junior year with a cumulative index of 3.00 or better and grades of B or better in all Education courses may apply to the Education Department for conditional acceptance into the five year BS/MS Ed program, which leads to dual certification in Adolescence/ Students with Disabilities Generalist 7-12 Ext. (in English or Math or Social Studies).  After completion of their junior year, candidates will apply to The Office of Graduate Admissions for formal admission. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, grades of B or better in all Education courses, an essay, and the recommendation of two faculty members is required for formal admission. Upon satisfactory completion of specific program requirements, and successful completion of the New York State Educating All Students test (EAS), edTPA and required CST exams, students will be recommended for initial certification.

Degree Program (155/158 credits)

Students complete the required sequence of undergraduate courses during freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year. In the fourth year they are enrolled in four graduate courses. In the Fifth year, students complete 22 graduate credits. Five year participants complete an internship in a Special Education setting full days during the Fall or Spring semester of the fifth year.

FOURTH YEAR (12 Graduate Credits)

EDUG 713 Methods of Educational and Psychological Research 3

EDUG 778 Nature and Needs of the Exceptional Individual 3

Six credits of the following: 

EDUG 830 Curriculum Adaptation & Content Strategies for At Risk, (ELL)

& the Disabled

EDUG 766 Literacy Instruction for At Risk, English Language Learner

(ELL) and Disabled Student.

EDUG 826 Improvement of Instruction for Teachers of At Risk, English

Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled

EDUG 815 Curriculum, Assessment and Methods of Teaching English as

a Second Language in General and Special Education

Total Credits 12

Please see the Graduate Education pages for more information.

Fourth-year students in the Five-Year Program will be charged full-time undergraduate tuition, which includes payment for graduate courses in the fourth year.

Fifth-year students in the Five-Year Program will be charged graduate tuition per credit hour. Fifth year students should be aware that the College does not provide housing for graduate students and that there is very limited financial aid for graduate students.