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  Dec 14, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Adolescence Education: Chemistry (7-12) [ACM]


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This major in the Chemistry Department  leads to New York state certification to teach chemistry in grades 7-12.

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 chemistry and related areas, and a grade point average of 3.0 in the professional preparation courses.

B. Related Courses: 26-28 credit hours


Select three of the following four biology (BIO) and/or geology (GLY) courses:

D. Additional Requirements: 25 credit hours


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 each of the areas A and  B, and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required in area C. A minimum of 22-24 credit hours in chemistry courses and 22 credit hours in related science and math courses is needed. The following courses must be completed before the student teaching experience.

G. Other Requirements


Specific information regarding requirements such as state examinations for New York state teaching certification can be found under Degree Requirements .

Required Workshops


Complete the following workshops prior to student teaching:

  • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting (CARR)
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE)

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 122


Example of Adolescence Education: Chemistry (7-12) over four years


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 17


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 13


Total credit hours for semester: 12


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