2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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

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This major 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: 32 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: six hours
    101 and 102-level foreign language is required. 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 Program

Completion of 45 credit hours with at least a 2.5 grade point average overall and at least a 2.5 grade point average in each of areas A, B and 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: Adolescence Education - Science, a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 is required. Additionally, a 2.5 grade point average is required in each of the areas A, B, and C listed above. 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. Additionally, each teacher candidate will be required to submit a professional portfolio.

G. Other Requirements

Specific information regarding other requirements — state exams, workshops, finger printing, foreign language — are listed here.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 130

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

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