Phone: (845) 257-2850
Location: Old Main Building, Room 323
Web address: www.newpaltz.edu/adolescence-education

The Adolescence Education Unit of the Department of Teaching & Learning offers instruction leading to New York State initial and professional certification to teach the following subjects in Grades 7-12: English, Mathematics, the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics), and Social Studies1. In addition to completing courses in the liberal-arts major of their choice, Adolescence Education students complete core education courses and State-mandated requirements for teaching certification, as well as the College's General Education and graduation requirements. Certificates for teaching in New York State are automatically accepted for teaching in many other states.

In addition to the content-area majors listed above, a new minor in Adolescence Education will be available in Fall 2021. Though the minor does not lead to eligibility for a New York State teaching certificate, it may be of interest to students seeking an introduction to the field of secondary education. Furthermore, for students pursuing a BA in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, or Mathematics, the Adolescence Education minor is designed to facilitate completion of two degrees in five years: the undergraduate BA and the graduate MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching). For more information about this new program, please speak with a faculty advisor in the Department of Teaching & Learning.

Adolescence Education: Admissions Requirements

  • Students may apply to the Adolescence Education program during their first year. Those who enter the program at a later point may need more than eight semesters to graduate.
  • All students with no previous college-level language study must complete a two-semester sequence (6-8 credits) at the elementary level in a language other than English. Students who can be placed at an intermediate or advanced language level must complete one course (3-4 credits).
  • Students must meet the following requirements to continue in the program:
    • 3.0 GPA overall;
    • 4-7 credits in Writing and Rhetoric (1-2 composition courses) with a grade of "B" or better;
    • A passing grade in EDI233 Education Seminar, and satisfactory completion of the application essay;
    • Fingerprints on a NYS TEACH account; and
    • Completion of State-mandated workshops (Child Abuse, SAVE, DASA, Health & Safety).
  • Note: Current students wishing to apply to Adolescence Education: Mathematics must first be accepted as a Math major. A Declaration of Major form signed by the Department of Mathematics must be submitted with the application.

Transfer students must complete an application to the Adolescence Education program. Transfer students may be waived from EDI233 Education Seminar unless their advisor recommends that they take the course.


Notice to Persons Who Have Prior Felony Convictions

State University of New York (SUNY) policy prohibits SUNY New Paltz admission applications from inquiring into an applicant’s prior criminal history. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet the licensure requirements for certain professions, including the program in Adolescence Education.

Individuals with prior criminal histories are advised to seek advice and guidance from the chair of the academic department regarding the impact of a criminal record on meeting the requirements of the major/professional licensure or certification prior to declaring the major.

SED293. Secondary Education Selected Topic. 3-12 Credits.

May be repeated for credit

SED295. Independent Study Secondary Education. 0 Credits.

May be repeated for credit

SED340. Introduction to Foreign Language Teaching in the Secondary School. 3 Credits.

An introduction to first and second language acquisition theories and foreign language instructional approaches and assessments in light of the national and NY State standards for foreign language learning.

Restrictions:

  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
May not be repeated for credit

SED350. Fieldwork #2. 1 Credit.

Students will immerse themselves in secondary school settings, cultures, and direct discipline-related activities. This includes interviewing, observing, and interacting with students, discipline-specific teachers, administrators, and staff. Co-requisite: Discipline-specific methods course (SED370, SED371, SED373, SED374, SED375, SED381, SED391).

Attributes:

  • Field Study

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
May not be repeated for credit

SED353. Field Work #1. 1 Credit.

The field lab is a co-requisite with Introduction to Curriculum Assessment (SED453). Students will immerse themselves in secondary school settings and cultures by interviewing, observing, and interacting with key stakeholders including students, teachers, administrators and staff. COURSE FEE FOR WATERMARK.

Attributes:

  • Field Study

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Adolescence Ed: Biology (440)
    • Adolescence Ed: Chemistry (441)
    • Adolescence Ed: Earth Science (442)
    • Adolescence Ed: English (443)
    • Adolescence Ed: French (444)
    • Adolescence Ed: Math (446)
    • Adolescence Ed: Physics (449)
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (445)
    • Adolescence Ed: Spanish (447)
    • Adolescence Education (ADL)
    • Biology 4+1 (508A)
    • Chemistry (50CH)
    • Geology/Earth Science (51ES)

Prerequisites:

  • SED Fieldwork Form Minimum Score of Y

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

SED354. Foundations of Secondary Education Seminar. 1 Credit.

In a series of classroom- and field-based exercises, students will begin to inquire into key curriculum issues in secondary education within the broader philosophical, psychological, and social contexts of schools and schooling.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Adolescence Ed: Biology (440)
    • Adolescence Ed: Chemistry (441)
    • Adolescence Ed: Earth Science (442)
    • Adolescence Ed: English (443)
    • Adolescence Ed: French (444)
    • Adolescence Ed: Math (446)
    • Adolescence Ed: Physics (449)
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (445)
    • Adolescence Ed: Spanish (447)
    • Adolescence Education (ADL)
    • Biology 4+1 (508A)
    • Chemistry (50CH)
    • Geology/Earth Science (51ES)
May not be repeated for credit

SED356. Teaching and Learning in the Digital Environment. 3 Credits.

Teacher candidates will learn how to integrate digital tools in the teaching and learning environment while promoting digital citizenship. They will examine relevant research and explore innovative teaching and learning practices involving the use of digital media.

Attributes:

  • Information Mgmt Intrmd

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Adolescence Ed: Biology (440)
    • Adolescence Ed: Chemistry (441)
    • Adolescence Ed: Earth Science (442)
    • Adolescence Ed: English (443)
    • Adolescence Ed: French (444)
    • Adolescence Ed: Math (446)
    • Adolescence Ed: Physics (449)
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (445)
    • Adolescence Ed: Spanish (447)
May not be repeated for credit

SED358. Education Across Borders. 3 Credits.

Exploration of educational policies, practices and philosophies across diverse countries primarily outside Europe and the U.S. within the context of regional histories and with concern for how social forces affect education and how education affects social development.

Attributes:

  • Effective Expression/Written
  • Liberal Arts
  • Writing Intensive
  • GE4: World Civilizations
  • GE3: WRLD

Restrictions:

  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
May not be repeated for credit

SED370. Teaching English in the Secondary School. 3 Credits.

Purposes, materials, and techniques for effective teaching of English in the secondary school. Analysis of relevant research. The course will also include a series of structured instructional experiences intended to further students first-hand knowledge of secondary schools and schooling.

Attributes:

  • Critical Thinking Intermediate

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Adolescence Ed: English (443)

Prerequisites:


* May be taken at the same time
May not be repeated for credit

SED371. Teaching French in the Secondary School. 3 Credits.

An analysis of objectives, procedures, and materials for teaching French in the secondary school. The course will also include a series of structured instructional experiences intended to further students' first-hand knowledge of secondary schools and schooling .

Attributes:

  • Critical Thinking Intermediate

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Adolescence Ed: French (444)

Prerequisites:


* May be taken at the same time
May not be repeated for credit

SED373. Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School. 3 Credits.

Purposes, materials, and techniques for effective teaching of the social studies in the secondary school. The course will also include a series of structured instructional experiences intended to further students' first-hand knowledge of secondary schools and schooling.

Attributes:

  • Critical Thinking Intermediate

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (445)

Prerequisites:


* May be taken at the same time
May not be repeated for credit

SED374. Teaching Science in the Secondary School. 3 Credits.

Constructivist views of science, science learning, and science teaching. Strategies for planning, managing, and assessing instruction especially for pupils demonstrating a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. The course will also include a series of structured instructional experiences intended to further students' first-hand knowledge of secondary schools and schooling.

Attributes:

  • Critical Thinking Intermediate

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Adolescence Ed: Biology (440)
    • Adolescence Ed: Chemistry (441)
    • Adolescence Ed: Earth Science (442)
    • Adolescence Ed: Math (446)
    • Adolescence Ed: Physics (449)

Prerequisites:


* May be taken at the same time
May not be repeated for credit

SED375. Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School. 3 Credits.

Purposes, materials, and techniques for effective teaching of secondary school mathematics. Analysis of relevant research. The course will also include a series of structured instructional experiences intended to further students' first-hand knowledge of secondary schools and schooling.

Attributes:

  • Critical Thinking Intermediate

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Adolescence Ed: Math (446)

Prerequisites:


* May be taken at the same time
May not be repeated for credit

SED381. Teaching Spanish in the Secondary School. 3 Credits.

An analysis of objectives, procedures, and materials for teaching Spanish in the secondary school. The course will also include a series of structured instructional experiences intended to further students' first-hand knowledge of secondary schools and schooling.

Attributes:

  • Critical Thinking Intermediate

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Adolescence Ed: Spanish (447)

Prerequisites:


* May be taken at the same time
May not be repeated for credit

SED393. Secondary Education Selected Topic. 1-12 Credits.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Adolescence Ed: Biology (440)
    • Adolescence Ed: Chemistry (441)
    • Adolescence Ed: Earth Science (442)
    • Adolescence Ed: English (443)
    • Adolescence Ed: French (444)
    • Adolescence Ed: Math (446)
    • Adolescence Ed: Physics (449)
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (445)
    • Adolescence Ed: Spanish (447)
May be repeated for credit

SED404. Student Teaching Secondary, 7-9. 6 Credits.

A full-time experience in the major areas of teacher responsibility in grades 7-9.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Adolescence Ed: Biology (440)
    • Adolescence Ed: Chemistry (441)
    • Adolescence Ed: Earth Science (442)
    • Adolescence Ed: English (443)
    • Adolescence Ed: French (444)
    • Adolescence Ed: Math (446)
    • Adolescence Ed: Physics (449)
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (445)
    • Adolescence Ed: Spanish (447)

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

SED405. Student Teaching Secondary 10-12. 6 Credits.

A full-time experience in the major areas of teacher responsibility in grades 10-12.

Attributes:

  • Practicum - Non-Clinical

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Adolescence Ed: Biology (440)
    • Adolescence Ed: Chemistry (441)
    • Adolescence Ed: Earth Science (442)
    • Adolescence Ed: English (443)
    • Adolescence Ed: French (444)
    • Adolescence Ed: Math (446)
    • Adolescence Ed: Physics (449)
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (445)
    • Adolescence Ed: Spanish (447)

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

SED406. Student Teaching Seminar. 1 Credit.

All secondary education students must take this seminar while student teaching. The principal purposes of the seminar are four: first, to provide an orientation for students about to begin to student teach; second, to offer practical support for students while student teaching; third, to help students develop individual professional portfolios; and fourth, to serve as a culminating educational experience for all pre-service secondary education students.

Attributes:

  • Practicum - Non-Clinical
  • Critical Thinking Advanced
  • Information Mgmt Advanced

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Adolescence Ed: Biology (440)
    • Adolescence Ed: Chemistry (441)
    • Adolescence Ed: Earth Science (442)
    • Adolescence Ed: English (443)
    • Adolescence Ed: French (444)
    • Adolescence Ed: Math (446)
    • Adolescence Ed: Physics (449)
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (445)
    • Adolescence Ed: Spanish (447)

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

SED407. Fieldwork #3. 1 Credit.

Students will immerse themselves in two particular secondary school settings with the purpose of understanding the school culture in which they will be student teaching. This will involve interviewing, observing, and interacting with students, teachers, administrators and staff in a broad range of "normal" school-related activities. Co-requisite: Discipline-specific student teaching course (SED404, SED405, SED406).

Attributes:

  • Field Study

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Adolescence Ed: Biology (440)
    • Adolescence Ed: Chemistry (441)
    • Adolescence Ed: Earth Science (442)
    • Adolescence Ed: English (443)
    • Adolescence Ed: French (444)
    • Adolescence Ed: Math (446)
    • Adolescence Ed: Physics (449)
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (445)
    • Adolescence Ed: Spanish (447)

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

SED453. Curriculum and Assessment in the Secondary School. 3 Credits.

Students will read, discuss, debate and write about curriculum and assessment philosophy and practice. Students will experience first hand a variety of authentic learning assessments and observe and interview teachers in secondary schools.

Attributes:

  • Critical Thinking Introductory
  • Information Mgmt Intro

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Adolescence Ed: Biology (440)
    • Adolescence Ed: Chemistry (441)
    • Adolescence Ed: Earth Science (442)
    • Adolescence Ed: English (443)
    • Adolescence Ed: French (444)
    • Adolescence Ed: Math (446)
    • Adolescence Ed: Physics (449)
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (445)
    • Adolescence Ed: Spanish (447)
    • Adolescence Education (ADL)
    • Biology 4+1 (508A)
    • Chemistry (50CH)
    • Geology/Earth Science (51ES)

Prerequisites:

  • SED Fieldwork Form Minimum Score of Y

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

SED493. Secondary Education Selected Topic. 3-12 Credits.

Restrictions:

  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
May be repeated for credit

SED495. Independent Study Secondary Education. 1-12 Credits.

Restrictions:

  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
May be repeated for credit

Books, Sue
Professor
Ed.D., University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Office: OM 314C
Phone: (845) 257-2879
E-mail: bookss@newpaltz.edu

Brandon, Latanya
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Office: OM 321A
Phone: (845) 257-3118
E-mail: brandonl@newpaltz.edu

Clark-Gareca, Beth
Associate Professor
Ph.D., New York University
Office: OM 314B
Phone: (845) 257-2856
E-mail: garecab@newpaltz.edu

Duhaney, Devon
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
Office: OM 319
Phone: (845) 257-2853
E-mail: duhaneyd@newpaltz.edu

Dull, Laura
Professor
Ph.D., New York University
Office: OM 221
Phone: (845) 257-2849
E-mail: dullj@newpaltz.edu

Garatti, Marinella
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Office: OM 209B
Phone: (845) 257-3485
E-mail: garattim@newpaltz.edu

Huang, Jason
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California - Davis
Office: OM 321B
Phone: (845) 257-2818
E-mail:huangj18@newpaltz.edu

Meyer, Tom
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University
Office: OM 318
Phone: (845) 257-2877
E-mail: meyert@newpaltz.edu

Sawyer, Mary
Associate Professor
Ph.D., SUNY Albany
Office: OM 314D
Phone: (845) 257-3114
E-mail: sawyerm@newpaltz.edu