New in fall 2021, 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.