B.A. in Adolescence Education: English

Grades 7-12 with 5-6 extension.

Contact Person:
Laura Walsh, Program Coordinator
202F Satterlee, (315) 267-3197, walshla@potsdam.edu

71-81 credit hours required.

All English education courses must be completed with a 2.0 or higher; with a 2.75 GPA in the education major.

Students pursuing the Adolescence English Education Program for English Language Arts certification in grades 7-12 must also complete the English (Literature/Writing) major with a 2.75 overall GPA. Contact the major, be assigned an English adviser and select appropriate courses.
 
All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

    Credits
Prerequisites to Learning Communities
10
COMM 201
Mass Media and Society
 
COMP 202
Introduction to Creating Writing (4 credits)
 
EDLS 349

Introduction to Middle and Secondary School Education
 
Note: Four courses in Literature/Writing major (12+ credits) must also be completed prior to beginning the learning communities.
     
Learning Community I (LAI) Fall only
5
Introduction to Teaching the English Language Arts: Grades 5-12
(prerequisites: successful completion of EDLS 349)
 
SECD 210

Computer Applications in Middle and Secondary Education (1 credit)
 
SECD 361
English Language Arts: Grade 5-12 (4 credits)
 
     
Learning Community II (LA2) Spring only
12
Teaching Writing, Language and Communication: Grades 5-12
(prerequisites: successful completion of Learning Community I and recommendation to continue to Learning Community II)
Courses which must be taken concurrently:
 
  COMP 402
Theory of Composition
 
  EDLS 315
Teaching Students with Special Needs: Grades 5-12
 
  SECD 371
Teaching Writing, Language and Communication: Grades 5-12 (4 credits)
  SECD 391
Practicum I: Teaching the English Language Arts: Grades 5-12 (2 credits)
   
Learning Community III (LA III) Fall only
10
Teaching Reading and Literature: Grades 5-12
prerequisites: successful completion of Learning Communities I and II and recommendation to continue to Learning Community III)
Courses which must be taken concurrently:
LITR 323
Young Adult Literature
SECD 340
Classroom Management in Secondary Education (1 credit)
SECD 471
Teaching Reading and Literature: Grades 5-12 (4 credits)
SECD 491

Practicum II: English Language Arts: Grades 5-12 (2 credits)
 

Learning Community IV (LA4) 
14
Student Teaching in the English Language Arts Classrooms: Grades 5-12
 
(prerequisites: Completion of Adolescence English Education program requirements and English Literature/Writing major and recommendation to continue to Learning Community IV)
SECD 455
Student Teaching in the Middle/Junior High School (6 credits)
 
SECD 456
Student Teaching in the Senior High School (6 credits)
 
EDLS 421
Seminar in Middle/Junior and Secondary School Education (2 credits)
 
     
Cognate Requirements
  20-21
All cognate courses must be completed with a 2.0 or higher.
 
One of the following:
   
  ANTH 203
 
  Language and Culture (4 credits)
  (OR LGNS 203)
 
  EDLS 333
  Education, Language and Culture
 
  GRED 545
 
  Teaching the English Language Learner in the
  Mainstream Classroom
 
  GRED 516
  Diversity and Advocacy
 
One of the following:
   
  LNGS 301
  Language and Structure
 
  LNGS 302
  Language and Meaning
 
  LNGS 310
  American English Grammar
 
  PSYC 321
  Psychology of Adolescence
 
  PSYC 350
  Educational Psychology
 
  HLTH 230
  School Health (CA, SAVE, 2 credits)
 
Plus six credits of upper division Literature courses (400 or above)
 
     
Modern Language (ML) Requirement 0-9
     

Certification Requirements

  1. New York State Teacher Certification Exams required for Initial Certification: LAST, ATS-W and CST English (Certification exams are subject to change)
  2. Fingerprinting Clearance