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B.A. in Adolescence Education: Science

Contact Person:
Melissa Cummings, Program Coordinator
215C Satterlee, (315) 267-2712,

Grades 7-12
53-66 total credits required.
All education courses must be completed with a 2.7 or higher, with a 3.0 GPA in the Education major.

Students pursuing the Adolescence Science Education program must complete an appropriate science major, selected from the following majors: biology, chemistry, geology or physics. To officially declare one of these science majors, contact the appropriate department chair to declare the major, be assigned an adviser and select appropriate courses. The science major must be completed with a 2.75 GPA.

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

Education Major (Credits 24)
EDLS 315 Teaching Students with Special Needs: Grades 5-12
SECD 356 Reading in the Middle and Secondary Schools
SECD 357 Writing in the Middle and Secondary Schools
SECD 472 Science Curricula, Programs, and Standards
GRED 502 Issues in Science, Technology, Society
GRED 501 Seminar: Teaching in the Secondary School
Courses which must be taken concurrently:
  SECD 372 Science Instruction and Assessment: Grades 5-12
  SECD 410 Middle or Secondary Science Field Experience

Student Teaching Semester (Credits 14)
Courses which must be taken concurrently:
  EDLS 421 Seminar in Middle/Junior and Secondary Education (2 credits)
  SECD 455 Student Teaching in the Middle/Jr. High School (6 credits)
  SECD 456 Student Teaching in the Senior High School (6 credits)

Cognate Requirements (Credits 9)
All cognate courses must be completed with a 2.0 or higher.
HLTH 230 School Health (CA, DASA, SAVE)
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology OR
  PSYC 220 Child Development
PSYC 321 Psychology of Adolescence

Additional Science Cognates (Credits 6-10)
For Biology Majors
  Physics course
  Geology course

For Chemistry Majors
  Biology course
  Geology course

For Geology Majors
  Astronomy course
  Meteorology course
  Genetics course

For Physics Majors
  Biology course
  Geology course

Modern Language (ML) Requirement (Credits 0-9)

Certification Requirements

  1. New York State Teacher Certification Exams required for Initial Certification: ALST, EAS, edTPA, and CST Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and/or Physics (Certification exams are subject to change)
  2. Fingerprinting Clearance