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  Nov 23, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Adolescence Education: English (7-12) [AEN]


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The major in the English Department  leads to New York state certification to teach English in grades 7-12. The bachelor of arts requires proficiency in a foreign language.

Career Potential

  • High school teacher
  • Middle school teacher

Total number of program credit hours: 79-80


C. AEN Coding Policy


Students will be coded as AENW until they have achieved an institutional 2.75 overall grade point average or better and have completed all of the following course work:

  • ENG 203
  • Three out of the four survey courses (ENG 325, 326, 355, 356)
  • All but one or two GE courses
  • The foreign language requirement
  • PSY 101
  • HLH 110 or 199

When eligible, students need to apply to the director of adolescence education: English (7-12) for candidacy.

Because the AEN code is required before students will be admitted into the junior year courses with attached fieldwork, transfer students coming in with junior status who have not completed the above requirements will begin AED courses in the fall semester of their senior year and must student teach in the fall semester thereafter for a December degree.

D. 100 Hours Early/Pre-Student Teaching Fieldwork Policy


Candidates must have achieved a 2.75 or better overall grade point average by the end of the semester prior to the junior year. Students failing to meet this standard are ineligible to take junior-year courses with attached early fieldwork. Students who fall below a 2.75 grade point average while registered for any AED courses will automatically be de-registered from those courses. In such a case, the registrar will maintain the student at his or her original level of registered credits, but the student is responsible with the help of an advisor to re-register for appropriate substitute courses before the close of that semester's billing cycle.

Candidates acquire 100 hours of early fieldwork in conjunction with each of the following courses:

E. Student Teaching Policy


To be eligible for the professional semester, which is offered for undergraduates only in the fall (unless granted departmental approval), students must complete the following requirements:

  • 21 hours of English, including ENG 203, three of the four survey courses (325, 326, 355, 356), 374 and 433.
  • PSY 101; PSY 232; HLH 110, 199, or 510; AED 308, 408, 341, 415, 441 and the three workshops listed in section B.

Required grade point average: Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all courses to be able to student teach during fall of senior year. Students must meet all requirements for eligibility to student teach by the end of the semester prior to the semester they are scheduled to student teach. Additional work in summer school or independent study cannot be used to remedy deficiencies. Students with incompletes at the end of the semester prior to student teaching will be ineligible to student teach. If they meet all requirements at the end of the next semester, they can reapply for eligibility and be put on a waiting list to student teach.

F. Departmental Policy on Retaking Required Courses


Students may retake no more than two required courses. They may retake these courses only once.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124-126


Example of the B.A. in Adolescence Education: English (7-12) over four years


Note: All ENG and AED courses listed below are required. AED courses are offered only in the semester indicated.

 

First Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 18


Third Year Fall


* Prerequisite for third-year courses: 2.75 grade point average and/or certain courses

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


* Prerequisite for third-year courses: 2.75 grade point average and/or certain courses

Total credit hours for semester: 16


Fourth Year Fall


* Prerequisite for student teaching: 2.75 grade point average and course work

Total credit hours for semester: 13


Fourth Year Spring


GE 12 Science, Technology, Values and Society (3 cr. hr.)
ENG 200-level course (3 cr. hr.) or
ENG 400-level course (3 cr. hr.)
ENG 400-level course (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for eight semesters: 126


Final grade point average must be 2.75 or better

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