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B.A. in Adolescence Education: Science


Contact Person:

Melissa Cummings, Program Coordinator

215C Satterlee, (315) 267-2712, cumminma@potsdam.edu

Grades 7-12
49-62 total credits required.

All education courses must be completed with a 2.0 or higher with a 2.75 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 2.5 GPA.

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

Credits
Education Major 21
EDLS 315 Teaching Students with Special Needs: Grades 5-12
SECD 356 Reading in 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
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

14
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
8
All cognate courses must be completed with a 2.0 or higher.
HLTH 230 School Health (CA, SAVE, 2 credits)
PSYC 321 Psychology of Adolescence
One of the following:
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 220 Child Development


Additional Science Cognates

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

0-9

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