Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities and Social Science - Adolescence Education 7-12

Associate in Arts Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5649 Admissions: 1-800-724-0833
ext. 5018 or 5022
NYSED Code: 27229/ 27230/ 27231/ 29232/27234 admissions@sunyulster.edu

 

Program Description
Students who complete this program earn an Associate in Arts degree in Humanities and Social Science: Adolescence Education 7-12, with a concentration in English, Social Studies or Spanish. This program should be followed by students who plan to transfer to a four-year college to study adolescence education. The program is a jointly registered program with SUNY New Paltz. A student who completes the program and meets transfer requirements will be admitted into the the adolescence education program at New Paltz. Students planning to transfer to a college other than SUNY New Paltz will receive individual advisement to facilitate their transfer.

 

Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities & Social Science-Adolescence Education 7-12 Degree program: a student will be able to
• Acquire a broad base of knowledge in  their concentration: English, Social Studies or Spanish;
• Decide if teaching junior high or high school is a realistic career for them;
• Practice writing relevant and innovative lesson plans using New York State Learning Standards;
• Develop a personal philosophy based on readings, research, and class assignments;
• Integrate critical thinking, problem solving, and creative skills with information and theories about education;
• Develop a strong liberal arts background to aid in passing the New York State teacher certification tests.
  

Employment Potential
Graduates of the program who go on to earn a baccalaureate degree from SUNY New Paltz or another four-year institution and a New York State teaching certificate will be qualified to teach at the secondary school level.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment

Developmental Assistance Available
For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements, or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster's Learning Center, Patrik Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information
Thomas Price
Coordinator, Education Programs
Office: Vanderlyn Hall, VAN 239 H
Phone: 800:724-0833, ext 5026 or
            845:687-5026
E-mail: pricet@sunyulster.edu

Effective Fall of 2008, all students in the Adolescence Education Program must be fingerprinted before they register for their field placement course, which is taken in the second semester: EDU 206: Applied Adolescent Development for Education majors.  The results will be valid for SUNY Ulster, SUNY New Paltz, and for New York State teacher licensing.

Note: All Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science concentrations continue with the fifth through eighth semester sequence at SUNY New Paltz. The New Paltz curriculum follows the SUNY Ulster concentrations curricula below, and can be viewed by clicking here.


English Concentration Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.
To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here for a PDF version. (If you don't already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here for a free copy.)
First Semester - SUNY Ulster
Course Number Description Credits

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or
Public Speaking
3
ENG 101 College English I 3

MAT 105 or higher

College Algebra or
higher level mathematics
3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 206 Applied Adolescent Development for Education Majors 1
ENG 102 College English II 3

HIS 103 or

HIS 104

American History I or
American History II
3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
PSY 206 Psychology of Adolescence 3
Elective Foreign Language Elective 3
Elective Natural Science Elective 3
Semester Credits 17
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster
COM 203 Oral Interpretation 3
EDU 203 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3

HIS 101 or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or
Western Civilization II
3
Elective ** English Elective 3
Elective ** English Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 202 Introduction to Secondary Education and Teaching 3

ENG 205 or

ENG 209

Advanced Composition Workshop or
Practical Grammar
3

Elective

English Elective (recommend ENG 218, Classics of Children's Literature) 3
Elective ** English Elective 3
Elective Other World Civilizations Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 62

* Students who take one 200-intermediate level foreign language satisfy their foreign language requirement.  They may then substitute any other course in place of the second foreign language.

** English electives: choose from ENG 206, 207, 208, 212, 214, 216, 220, 223, 240, 245, or COM 210. Students should not take a sequence in ENG 201 or 203.

NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.

Minimum grades for New Paltz: C in PSY 206, EDU 203, and foreign languages; B in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

Social Studies Concentration Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.
To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here for a PDF version. (If you don't already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here for a free copy.)
First Semester - SUNY Ulster
Course Number Description Credits
ENG 101 College English I 3
HIS 103 American History I 3
MAT 105 or higher level math College Algebra or
higher level mathematics
3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
ECO 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
EDU 206 Applied Adolescent Development for Education Majors 1
ENG 102 College English II 3
HIS 104 American History II 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
PSY 206 Psychology of Adolescence 3
Elective Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 17
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster
ECO 102 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
EDU 203 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or
Publicl Speaking
3

HIS 101 or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or
Western Civilization II
3
Elective Natural Science Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 202 Introduction to Secondary Education and Teaching 3
POS 201 American Government 3
Elective History or Political Science Elective (200 level) 3
Elective Arts Elective 3
Elective Other World Civilizations Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 62

NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.

* Students who take one 200-intermediate level foreign language satisfy their foreign language requirement.  They may then substitute any other course in place of the second foreign language.
Minimum grades for New Paltz: C in PSY 206, EDU 203, and foreign languages; B in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

Spanish Concentration Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.
To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here for a PDF version. (If you don't already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here for a free copy.)
First Semester - SUNY Ulster
Course Number Description Credits

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or
Public Speaking
3
ENG 101 College English I 3

MAT 105 or

higher level math

College Algebra or
higher level mathematics
3
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I 4
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Semester Credits 16
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
ECO 102 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
EDU 206 Applied Adolescent Development for Education Majors 1
ENG 102 College English II 3

HIS 103 or

HIS 104

American History I or
American History II
3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
PSY 206 Psychology of Adolescence 3
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II 4
Semester Credits 18
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 203 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3

HIS 101 or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or
Western Civilization II
3
SPA 207 Advanced Conversational Spanish I 4
Elective General Elective 3
Elective Natural Science Elective 3
Semester Credits 17
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 202 Introduction to Secondary Education and Teaching 3
SPA 208 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition 3
SPA Spanish Elective 3
Elective Arts Elective 3
Elective Latin America-Other World Civilizations Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 65

NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.

Minimum grades for New Paltz: C in PSY 206, EDU 203, and foreign languages; B in ENG 101 and ENG 102.
SUNY New Paltz Curriculum
Fifth Semester - SUNY New Paltz
Course Number Description Credits
EDS 383 Introduction to Literacy for Diverse Learners 3
SPE 385 Differentiating Instruction in Secondary School 3
Electives Liberal Arts Major Courses 10-11
Semester Credits 16-17
Sixth Semester - SUNY New Paltz
  Field Work # 1 1
SED 453 Introduction to Curriculum Assessment 3
Electives Liberal Arts Major Courses 10
Semester Credits 14
Seventh Semester - SUNY New Paltz
  Field Work # 2 1
SED 356 Computers in the Classroom 3
  Methods Course 3
Electives Liberal Arts Major Courses 6
Semester Credits 13
Eighth Semester - SUNY New Paltz
SED 404 Student Teaching Secondary, 7-9 6
SED 405 Student Teaching Secondary, 10-12 6
SED 406 Student Teaching Seminar 1
  Field Work # 3 1
Semester Credits 14
Total SUNY New Paltz Credits 57-58
Total Degree Credits 125-133
 

NOTE: After completing any of these concentrations at SUNY New Paltz, students must successfully pass the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) and the Assessment of Teaching Skills/Written (ATS/W) of the New York State Certification Examination in order to be eligible for provisional certification. Additional testing, which includes the Content Specialty Test (CST) and the Assessment of Teaching Skills/Performance (ATS/P), is required for permanent certification.

 

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