2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 30, 2022  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Adolescence Education: English (7-12) [AEN]


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The major leads to New York state certification to teach English in grades 7-12. The bachelor of arts requires proficiency in a foreign language.

Career Potential

  • High school teacher

  • Junior high school teacher

  • Educational researcher

Total number of program credits: 75-76


C. AEN Coding Policy


Students will be coded as AENW until they have achieved an institutional 2.75 overall grade point average or better and are ready to begin junior year, at which point they need to apply to the director of adolescence education: English (7-12) for candidacy. Transfer students will retain the AENW coding until they have successfully completed CPN 101, ENG 203, three of the four survey courses (ENG 325, 326, 355, 356), PSY 101, three of their four semesters of foreign language, and seven out of 10 SUNY General Education requirements.

Because the AEN code is required before students will be admitted into the junior year courses with attached fieldwork, transfer students coming in with junior status who have not completed the above requirements will begin AED courses in the fall semester of their senior year and must student teach in the fall semester thereafter for a December degree.

D. 100 Hours Early/Pre-Student Teaching Fieldwork Policy


Candidates must have achieved a 2.75 or better overall grade point average by the end of the semester prior to the junior year. Students failing to meet this standard are ineligible to take junior-year courses with attached early fieldwork. Students who fall below a 2.75 grade point average while registered for any AED courses will automatically be de-registered from those courses. In such a case, the registrar will maintain the student at his or her original level of registered credits, but the student is responsible with the help of an advisor to re-register for appropriate substitute courses before the close of that semester’s billing cycle.

Candidates acquire 50 hours of early fieldwork in conjunction with each of the following courses:

E. Student Teaching Policy


To be eligible for the professional semester, which is offered for undergraduates only in the fall (unless granted departmental approval), students must complete the following requirements:
  • 21 hours of English, including ENG 203, three of the four survey courses (325, 326, 355, 356), 374 and 433.
  • PSY 101; PSY 232 or 332; HLH 110, 199, or 510; AED 308, 309, 408, 409, 341, 441 and the Child Abuse Identification and Reporting (CAR) workshop.
Required grade point average: Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all courses to be able to student teach during fall of senior year. Students must meet all requirements for eligibility to student teach by the end of the semester prior to the semester they are scheduled to student teach. Additional work in summer school or independent study cannot be used to remedy deficiencies. Students with incompletes at the end of the semester prior to student teaching will be ineligible to student teach. If they meet all requirements at the end of the next semester, they can reapply for eligibility and be put on a waiting list to student teach.

F. Departmental Policy on Retaking Required Courses


Students may retake no more than two required courses. They may retake these courses only once.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124-128


 

Suggested sequence for the B.A. in Adolescence Education: English (7-12)

 

Note: All ENG and AED courses listed below are required. AED courses are offered only in the semester indicated.

First Year


Fall Semester


Total credit hours: 16-18

  • CPN 100 or 102
  • GE 4 U.S. History and Society
  • GE 5 Western Civilization
  • GE 6 Contrasting Cultures
  • GE 9 Foreign language or other GE course
  • COR 101

Spring Semester


Total credit hours: 15-16

  • CPN 101 or 103
  • GE 1 Quantitative Skills
  • GE 3 Social Science - PSY 101
  • GE 7 Humanities - ENG 203
  • Foreign language or other GE course *

Second Year


Fall Semester


Total credit hours: 16

  • ENG 325
  • ENG 355
  • GE 2 or 13 Natural Science
  • GE 8 The Arts
  • Foreign language or GE course *

Spring Semester


Total credit hours: 18-19

  • GE 2 or 13 Natural Science
  • ENG 326
  • ENG 356
  • HLH 110, 199 or 510
  • PSY 232 or 332
  • Foreign language or GE course *

Third Year


Pre-requisite for third-year courses: 2.75 grade point average

Fall Semester


Total credit hours: 15

  • AED 308
  • AED 309
  • AED 341
  • ENG 374
  • GE 11 Prejudice and Discrimination*
    * ENG 252, ENG 254 or FSA 103 recommended
      

Spring Semester


Total credit hours: 15

  • AED 408
  • AED 409
  • AED 441
  • ENG 307
  • ENG 433
  • Child Abuse Identification and Reporting workshop
  • School Violence Prevention and Intervention workshop

Fourth Year


Prerequisite for student teaching: 2.75 grade point average

Fall Semester


Total credit hours: 13

  • AED 376
  • AED 377
  • AED 378

Spring Semester


Total credit hours: 15

  • GE 12 Science, Technology, Values & Society
  • EDU 471
  • ENG 407
  • ENG 4__ course in literature before 1800
  • ENG elective in ethnic or multicultural literature

* A free elective or additional GE or lighter load may be chosen if the foreign language requirement has already been satisfied, keeping in mind the need to accumulate a minimum of 124 hours in order to graduate.

Credit hours required for the B.A. [AEN]: 124-128


Final grade point average must be 2.75 or better

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