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

Adolescence Education: Biology (7-12) [ABI]

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This major leads to New York State certification to teach biology in grades 7-12.

Career Potential

  • Biology teacher (grades 7-12)

A. Biology Courses: 30 credit hours

  • Biology Elective Courses

D. Additional Requirements for the B.S.: 29-34 credit hours

  • Composition and General Education Courses: 27 credit hours
  • Foreign Language Courses: 0-6 credit hours
  • Free Elective Courses: 0-2 credit hours

E. Admission to the Major

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, 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 areas A, B and C above. A minimum of 24 credit hours in biology courses and 22 credit hours in related science and math courses is needed. BIO 201, 202, 210, 312; CHE 221, 222; GLY 261; PHY 105 or 201; PSY 101, 232; and AED 391, 442, 443, 444 must be completed before the student teaching experience. Additionally, each teacher candidate will be required to submit a professional portfolio.

G. Other

Specific information regarding requirements (for example, state examinations and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment) for New York State teaching certification can be found here.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124

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