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B.A. Adolescence Education: Mathematics


Grade 7-12 with 5-6 extension

Contact Person:

Donald Straight, Program Coordinator

216A Satterlee, (315) 267-2553, straigdc@potsdam.edu

63-72 total credits required.

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


All students enrolled in the Adolescence Mathematics Education Program must also complete a major in mathematics. The mathematics major must be completed with a 2.5 GPA or higher. Contact the Department of Mathematics to declare the major, be assigned a mathematics adviser, and select appropriate courses.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Credits
Education Major 25
EDLS 315 Teaching Students with Special Needs: Grades 5-12
EDLS 349

Introduction to Middle and Secondary School Education
SECD 316

Technology and Media in Middle and Secondary School Mathematics
SECD 356 Reading in the Middle and Secondary Schools
SECD 357 Writing in the Middle and Secondary Schools


Courses which must be taken concurrently:
SECD 370 Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School
SECD 390

Practicum in Middle School Mathematics (2

credits)


Courses which must be taken concurrently:
SECD 470 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School
SECD 490

Practicum in Secondary School Mathematics (2

credits)

Student Teaching Semester

Courses which must be taken concurrently:
14
EDLS 421

Seminar in Middle/Junior and Secondary School

Education (2 credits)
SECD 455

Student Teaching in the Middle/Junior High School (6 credits)
SECD 456 Student Teaching in the Senior High School (6 credits)


Cognate Requirements

24
All cognate courses must be completed with a 2.0 or higher.
COMP 101 Writing and Critical Thinking (4 credits)
One elective chosen from COMP, LNGS, or LITR course prefix
HLTH 230 School Health (CA, SAVE, 2 credits)
MATH 425 Applied Combinatorics
PSYC 321 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 350 Educational Psychology
One of the following:
MATH 404 Elements of Geometry
MATH 553 Concepts of Geometry
One of the following:
MATH 125 Probability and Statistics I
MATH 461 Probability and Mathematical Statistics I


Modern Language (ML) Requirement

0-9


Recommended Elective
MATH 130 Mathematical Origins


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