The minor in Adolescence Education may be of interest to students seeking an introduction to the field of secondary education.
Though the minor itself does not lead to eligibility for a New York State teacher certificate, it may pave the way toward teacher certification at the graduate level. For students pursuing a BA in Biology, Chemistry or Geology, or a BS in Mathematics, the Adolescence Education minor can facilitate completion of two degrees in five years: the undergraduate bachelor's degree and the graduate MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching). Successful completion of the MAT leads to a recommendation for an initial teaching certificate in Biology 7-12, Chemistry 7-12, Earth Science 7-12 or Mathematics 7-12.
Please consult a faculty advisor in the Department of Teaching & Learning and visit the Graduate Catalog for more information about our accelerated BA/MAT or BS/MAT programs.
Note: A minimum grade of B- is required for all courses that contribute to the Adolescence Education minor.
|Core Courses (7 Credits)|
|SED354||Foundations of Secondary Education Seminar||1|
|EDS340||Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education 1||3|
|EDS372||Developing Adolescence 1||3|
|Additional Required Courses (10 Credits)|
|EDS383||Introduction to Literacy for Diverse Learners||3|
|SPE385||Differentiating Instruction in the Secondary School||3|
|Curriculum and Assessment in the Secondary School|
and Field Work #1
EDS340 and EDS372 fulfill the General Education categories of U.S. Studies and Social Sciences, respectively.