B.A. or B.S in Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12)
The 128-credit B.A. or B.S in Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12) leads to the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science and eligibility for initial NYS teaching certification. The program in Adolescence Education leads to certification in Adolescence, grades 7-12, preparing students to teach one of the content areas (Biology, Chemistry, English, Math, Social Studies, or Spanish) at the secondary school level.
The major in Adolescence Education consists of 30 credits in Teaching and Learning. The major in Adolescence and Middle Childhood Education consists of 37 credits in Teaching and Learning. In addition, all students must complete a second major in their content area specialty (Biology, Chemistry, English, Math, Social Studies, or Spanish). Fieldwork is required throughout the program.
An optional extension in Bilingual Education prepares students to teach in bilingual classrooms.
The program is divided into a pre-professional stage and a professional stage. All students are welcome to take 6 credits of pre-professional courses. Students must meet specific criteria for progression into the professional stage, admission to student teaching, and graduation.
Students graduating from the program are eligible for NYS certification once they have passed all required portions of the New York State Teacher Certification Exam (NYSTCE). The SOE Certification Officer assists students in applying for certification when all requirements are met.