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Secondary Education

9 credits for 15 students.

Teaching Adolescents FIG: Do you love English, Math, History or Science? Have you ever considered teaching the subjects you love to others? This First-Year Interest Group (FIG) gives interested students an opportunity to explore the field of middle/secondary education and to develop and practice the necessary skills to become not only an effective teacher, but an effective mentor and leader. This FIG contains a First-Year Success Seminar to assist students in becoming better acclimated to SUNY Potsdam and the services we provide, along with a first-year writing course and an introductory teaching course. Advisors can assist you in choosing additional courses at orientation.

EDLS 349-F26 Intro to Middle/Secondary School Education 3Cr. W 4:30-7:00pm Brown, L.
This course is designed to introduce prospective teachers to middle and secondary schools. Students will learn about the history of middle and secondary education in the United States. They will be introduced on an interdisciplinary basis to philosophies of education, the roles of schools in society including science, technology, society and health and drug education, the organization of schools, curriculum development and assessment. Students will begin to develop their own philosophies of education.

COMP 101 F26 Writing and Critical Thinking 4 Cr. TuTh 12:30-1:45pm Watson, E.
Encourages development of writing, critical thinking and the use of information resources. Addresses how language permits communication, shapes thought and changes through time. This section of COMP101 is for bilingual and multilingual students. While addressing the same material as other sections of COMP, this course will emphasize assisting second-language writers with the transition to college-level writing. NOTE: Plus 1 hour TBA. Satisfies General Education FW requirement.

FY 100-F26 @First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. W 1:00-2:15pm St. Clair, T.
The First-Year Success Seminar (FYSS) is a two-credit course designed to accelerate students’ transition to SUNY Potsdam. FYSS provides students with the opportunity to become integrated
into the life of the campus by exploring their academic and social development. A strong emphasis is placed on critical inquiry – enhancing reading and writing, time management, and study skills. In addition, the course provides an orientation to campus resources and services and encourages self-exploration and personal development.