Adolescence Education Major

Adolescence education prepares students for teaching in grades 7-12 through coursework, field experiences (100 hours of contact time prior to student teaching), and student teaching. Graduates will have satisfied New York State Education Department requirements for initial certification in one of seven areas: Augmented History (Social Studies), Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Spanish, or Physics. Coursework covers topics such as theories of teaching and learning, literacy, special education, classroom management, curriculum, assessment, and content-specific teaching methods.

*Students majoring in adolescence education are required to complete the program outlined below in addition to one of the following content majors (30 hours or more): Augmented History, Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Physics, or Spanish.

Required CoursesCredits
EDUC 202 Topics in Professionalism 0
EDUC 217 Education and American Culture  4
EDUC 219 Educational Psychology 4
EDUC 223 Adolescent Literature 4
EDUC 235 Educating Exceptional Learners 4
EDUC 240 Teaching in Urban America 2
EDUC 313 Language, Literacy & Curriculum Integration for Diverse Learners 4
EDUC 338 Inclusive Curriculum and Assessment in Secondary Classrooms 4
EDUC 331 Secondary Teaching: General Methods 2
EDUC 33x Secondary Teaching: Content Methods & Practicum 2
EDUC 332 English Methods
EDUC 333 Foreign Language Methods
EDUC 334 Math Methods
EDUC 335 Science Methods
EDUC 336 Social Studies Methods
EDUC 409 Secondary Student Teaching I 6
EDUC 410 Secondary Student Teaching II 6
EDUC 485 Senior Capstone: Seminar on Reflective Teaching 2
Total 44

Adolescence Education Major BA, 44 hours

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