The curriculum changes slightly for students wishing to teach at the secondary level. Students are required to take a minimum of 32 biology credits combined with the adolescence education curriculum. Those wishing to receive a B.S. must take at least one additional 400-level course.
To complete the adolescence education program, students must have a 2.7 GPA and maintain it in both their major and education courses.
|EDU 115 Educational Psychology|
|CS 121 Psychology of the Exceptional Child|
|EDU 121 Teaching Adolescents with Exceptionalities|
|EDU 234 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education|
|PSY 220 Adolescent Psychology|
|EDU 360 Methods in Secondary Education|
|EDU 366 Special Methods in Secondary Education (in the student’s major field)|
|EDU 473 Supervised Student Teaching |
Students are also required to perform 100 hours of fieldwork in middle and secondary schools prior to student teaching. Advisement is available throughout the program.
To gain initial certification, students must pass the NYSTCE Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST), the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W) and the Content Specialty Test (CST) in their major field, as well as submit fingerprinting documentation and participate in a Child Abuse workshop and a Violence Prevention workshop. These are offered at the College.