2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 23, 2024  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Adolescence Education: Physics and Mathematics (7-12) [APM]


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This major in the Physics Department  leads to New York state certification to teach both physics and mathematics in grades 7-12.

Career Potential

  • High school teacher
  • Technical specialist
  • Public school administration
  • Graduate study in higher education

Acceptance to the Program

Students will be accepted to the program after 45 credit hours have been completed. At that time students must have an overall grade point average of 2.5, a grade point average of 2.5 in physics and related areas, and a overall grade point average of 3.0 in the professional core courses.

C. Required Courses in Related Areas of Science: 8 credit hours


E. Additional Requirements: 27-34 credit hours


  • Composition and General Elective Courses: 27 credit hours
  • 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.

F. 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 notmet 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:

G. 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. A student must complete all program requirements before student teaching can begin with the exception of those courses allowed by the Physics Department and the coordinator for adolescence education: science.

H. 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: 139-146 credit hours


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