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.

 

Program 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, The Gary and Janaki Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information

For more information contact Admissions here or the Department here.

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
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
3-4
HIS 103 or
HIS 104
American History I or
American History II
3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 15-16
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
ENG 102 College English II 3

HIS 101 or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or
AWestern Civilization II
3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
Elective* Foreign Language Elective 3
Elective Natural Science Elective  
Semester Credits 17
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster
COM 203 or
THE 110
Oral Interpretation or
Introduction to Acting
3
EDU 206 Applied Adolescent Development for Education Majors 1

PSY 206

Psychology of Adolescence 3
ENG 201 or
ENG 202
English Literature I or
English Literature II
3
ENG 245 Literature of Ethnic Minorities 3
ENG 205 or
ENG 224
Advanced Composition Workshop or
Creative Writing
3
Semester Credits 16
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 203 Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education 3
ENG 209 Practical Grammar 3

ENG 203 or
ENG 204

American Literature I or
American Literature II
3
Elective ** English Elective 102 or higher 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
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
3-4
COM 103 or
COM 105
Oral Communications or
Public Speaking
3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 15-16
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
ECO 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
ENG 102 College English II 3
HIS 104 American History II 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Elective Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 16
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster
ECO 102 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
EDU 206 Applied Adolescent Development for Education Majors 1

HIS 101 or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or
Western Civilization II
3

PSY 206

Psychology of Adolescence 3
Elective History or Political Science Elective 3
THE 110 or
COM 203
Introduction to Acting
Oral Interpretation
3
Semester Credits 16
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 203 Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education 3
POS 201 American Government 3
Elective History or Political Science Elective (200 level) 3
Elective Other World Civilizations Elective 3
Elective Natural Science Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 62-63

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: B in ENG 101 and ENG 102; C in PSY 200, EDU 203, and foreign language; 3.0 GPS in major.

Spanish Concentration Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.
To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here.
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
3-4
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I 4
HIS 101 or
HIS 102
Western Civilization I or
Western Civilization II
3
Semester Credits 16-17
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
ECO 102 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
ENG 102 College English II 3

HIS 103 or

HIS 104

American History I or
American History II
3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II 4
Semester Credits 14
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 203 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3

THE 110 or

COM 203

Introduction to Acting or
Oral Interpretation
3
SPA 207 Advanced Conversational Spanish I 4
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Elective Natural Science Elective 3
Semester Credits 16
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 206 Applied Adolescent Development for Education Majors 1
SPA 208 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition 3
PSY 206 Psychology of Adolescence 3
Elective* Spanish Elective 3
Elective General Elective 3
Elective Other World Civilizations Elective**  3
Semester Credits 16
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 62-63

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

*Recommend SPA 250 Survey of Latin American Literature (P) SPA 207.

Recommend HIS 250 Latin America Through Independence (P) ENG 101

Minimum grades for New Paltz: C in PSY 200, 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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