Majors & Minors

Science Education

Graduate
The Adolescence Education Program for teaching science is designed in accordance with the New York State Education Department’s certification regulations, the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) standards, and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) standards, along with Advisory Board recommendations and alumni feedback.  The program leads to Initial/Professional certification in Adolescence Education, Science (biology, chemistry, earth science or physics).


BA/MST Science Education

Option "A" - Certification in One High School Science Content Area with Middle School Extension.

Application into this program requires a minimum of 2.3 in each course in the science content major. All Education courses must be completed with a 2.3 or higher with a 2.75 GPA overall (education and liberal studies).

Students pursuing the B.A.-M.S.T. Adolescence Science Education Option “A” (for certification in one High School science with an extension to middle school) must complete an appropriate science major and a
distribution in other science courses as listed.

Select one of 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.

Option "B" - Grades 7-12: Certification in Two High School Science Content Areas.

Application into this program requires completion of 16 credit hours in the science content major with a minimum grade of 2.3 in each course. All education courses must be completed with a 2.3 or higher with a 2.75 GPA overall (education and liberal studies).

Students pursuing the B.A.-M.S.T. Adolescence Science Education Option “B” (for dual certification in two sciences) must complete an appropriate science major and minor.

Select one of the following majors: biology, chemistry, geology or physics major; and a minor in a second science. 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.

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