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: 

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

Courses which must be taken concurrently:
  SECD 470   Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School  
  SECD 490  
  Practicum in Secondary School Mathematics (2

Student Teaching Semester
Courses which must be taken concurrently:   
  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
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


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