2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2023  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Adolescence Education: Earth Science (7-12) [AES]

This major in the Geology Department  leads to New York state certification to teach earth science in grades 7-12.

Career Potential

  • Earth science teacher (7-12)
  • Science curriculum specialist
  • Naturalist/interpreter
  • Educational administrator

A. Required Courses in Geology: 30-33 credit hours

B. Courses in Related Science/Math Areas: 26 credit hours

D. Additional Requirements: 34 credit hours

  • Composition and General Education courses: 27 credit hours
    The Natural Science two-course requirement is satisfied by courses in the major
  • Foreign Language Courses: 0-6 credit hours
    Foreign Language through the 102 level is required for certification. A student may begin the sequence at the 101 level, however if a score of 85 or better is received on the New York State Regents exam, only the 102 level is required.

E. Admission to the Major

Admission to the major requires completion of at least 45 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall; a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in each of the areas A and B, and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in area C above. Students enrolled in an adolescence education science program will not be allowed to progress through courses in the pedagogical sequence if they have not met all the criteria for admission to teacher education by the time they have completed AED 391: Introduction to Adolescence Education. The pedagogical sequence is designated by AED 391, AED 442, AED 443, AED 444 and AED 445.

F. Eligibility for Student Teaching:

To be eligible for AED 445: Student Teaching, a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 is required. Additionally, a minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required in areas A and B, and a minimum grade point average of a 3.0 is required in area C.  The following must be completed before the student teaching experience: PSY 232, AED 443, 444, GLY 261, 262, 301, 302, 363, 367, PHY 150, and at least 19 more credit hours from area B, excluding PHY 150.

G. Other Requirements

Specific information regarding requirements such as state examinations and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment for New York state teaching certification can be found under Degree Requirements .

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 133

130 hours needed if 85 or better is scored on the New York State Regents foreign language exam.