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B.A. in Adolescence Education: Social Studies

Contact Person:
Robert Vadas, Program Coordinator
211 Satterlee, (315) 267-2534,

Grades 7-12 with 5-6 extension

92-104 total credits required.

All Education courses must be completed with a 2.7 or higher, with a 3.0 GPA in the education major.

All Adolescence Social Studies Education programs require completion of an appropriate Arts and Sciences major, chosen from one of the following majors: anthropology, economics, history, politics or sociology. Contact the chair of one of these departments to declare the major, be assigned an adviser, and select appropriate courses.

The GPA in the selected major must be a 2.75 or higher.

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

Education Major (Credits 19)
EDLS 315 Teaching Students with Special Needs: Grades 5-12
SECD 210 Computer Applications in Middle and Secondary Education (1 credit)
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 373 Middle and Secondary School Social Studies Curriculum
  SECD 393 Classroom Observation in Middle and Secondary Social Studies (1 credit)
  SECD 473 Middle and Secondary School Social Studies Instruction (2 credits)
  SECD 493 Practicum: Middle and Secondary School Social Studies Instruction (2 credits)
  SECD 484 Secondary Social Studies Content Portfolio (1 credit)

Student Teaching Semester (Credits 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 (Credits 59-62)
All cognate courses must be completed with a 2.0 or higher.
ANTH 202 Cultural Anthropology (4 credits) OR
  ANTH 107 World Cultures
GEOG 360 Social Geography (4 credits)
HIST 100 World History (XC)
One of the following:
  HIST 201 United States to 1877
  HIST 202 United States since 1877
  HIST 379 History of New York State
  HIST 464 Technology in History
  Elective Any 300 level or higher course from the social studies content areas that studies the US in the global arena. (Examples would include HIST 373 WW II; HIST 314 Vietnam      War; ANTH 332 Native American Religions; SOCI 340 Environment & Society; 3-4 credits)
HLTH 230 School Health (CA, DASA, SAVE)
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 321 Psychology of Adolescence
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
One of the following:
  HIST 101 Europe from 1500 to 1815
  HIST 102 Europe since 1815
  ECON 311 European Economic History
Choose two courses on the Non-Western world (6 credits):
  (Africa, Asia, or Latin America/Caribbean). The two courses must come from different disciplines: Anthropology, History, Sociology, Geography, and/or Politics
One of the following:
  COMM 106 Basic Principles of Speech
  COMM 311 Small Group Communication
  COMM 324 Persuasive Speaking (preferable option)
One of the following:
  ECON 105 Principles of Microeconomics
  ECON 110 Principles of Macroeconomics
One of the following:
  POLS 337 International Political Economy (4 credits)
  POLS 432 Politics of Global Inequality (4 credits)
  ECON 302 The Global Economy
  ECON 326 Current Economic Policy
  ECON 105 OR 110 if not chosen above

One of the following:
  PHIL 314 Contemporary Moral Issues
  PHIL 330 Environmental Ethics
One of the following:
  POLS 110 Introduction to U.S. Politics (4 credits)
  POLS 200 Political Ideas (4 credits)

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 Social Studies (Certification exams are subject to change)
  2. Fingerprinting Clearance