B.A. in Adolescence Education: Social Studies

Contact Person:
Robert Vadas, Program Coordinator
211 Satterlee, (315) 267-2534, vadasre@potsdam.edu

Grades 7-12 with 5-6 extension
91-94 total credits required.


All Education courses must be completed with a 2.0 or higher with a 2.75 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 2.5 or higher.
 
All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

    Credits
Education Major   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)  
Courses which must be taken concurrently:
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

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

Cognate Requirements

58-61
All cognate courses must be completed with a 2.0 or higher.
 
ANTH 202 Cultural Anthropology (2 credits) OR
 
  ANTH 107
   World Cultures
 
GEOG 360 Social Geography (4 credits)  
HIST 201 United States to 1877  
HIST 202 United States Since 1877  
HIST 379 History of New York State  
HIST Upper Level-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, SAVE, 2 credits)  
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology  
PSYC 321 Psychology of Adolescence  
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology  
One of the following:    
  HIST 101 Europe to from 1500 to 1815  
  HIST 102 Europe since 1815  
ECON 311 European Economic History  
One of the following:    
  HIST 464 Technology in History  
  ECON 306 United States Economic History  
  GRED 502
Issues: Science, Technology, Society
 
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  
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

0-9

Certification Requirements


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