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

Associate in Arts Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5649 Admissions: 1-800-724-0833
ext. 5018 or 5022

NYSED Code: 27221, 27222, 27223,27224, 27225, 27226,

27227, 27228

admissions@sunyulster.edu

Program Description
Students who complete this program earn an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science Adolescence Education 7-12, with a concentration in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Geology, Geology or Mathematics. 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 adolescence education program at SUNY 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: Mathematics & Science-Adolescence Education 7-12 Degree program with Concentrations in Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Environmental Geology and Mathematics, a student will be able to
Concentrations in Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Environmental Geology and Mathematics
• Acquire a broad base of knowledge in biology, geology, chemistry, environmental geology and mathematics;
•  Decide if teaching junior high or high school is a realistic career for them;
•  Practice writing relevant and innovative lesson plans incorporating multicultural education using the 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: Mathematics and 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.


Biology Concentration

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Curriculum
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First Semester - SUNY Ulster
Course Number Description Credits
BIO 105 General Biology I 4
CHE 103 General Chemistry I 4

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or

Public Speaking

3
ENG 101 College English I 3
MAT 170 Calculus I 4
Semester Credits 18
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
BIO 106 General Biology II 4
CHE 104 General Chemistry II 4
ENG 102 College English II 3

HIS 101 or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or

Western Civilization II

3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Semester Credits 18
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster

BIO 201 or

BIO 207

Microbiology or

General Ecology

4
EDU 203 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3
EDU 206 Applied Adolescent Development for Education Majors 1

HIS 103 or

HIS 104

American History I or

American History II

3
PSY 206 Psychology of Adolescence 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 17
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster
BIO 206 Genetics 4
EDU 202 Introduction to Secondary Education and Teaching 3
Elective Arts Elective 3
Elective Foreign Language Elective 3
Elective Other World Civilizations Elective 3
Semester Credits 16
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 69

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.


Chemistry Concentration

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Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.
First Semester - SUNY Ulster
Course Number Description Credits
CHE 103 General Chemistry I 4
ENG 101 College English I 3
ESC 104 Physical Geology 4
MAT 170 Calculus I 4
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Semester Credits 18
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
CHE 104 General Chemistry II 4
EDU 206 Applied Adolescent Development for Education Majors 1
ENG 102 College English II 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
MAT 180 Calculus II 4
PSY 206 Psychology of Adolescence 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 19
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry I 4
EDU 203 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3
EDU 206 Applied Adolescent Development for Education Majors 1

HIS 101 or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or

Western Civilization II

3

HIS 103 or

HIS 104

American History I or

American History II

3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 16
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster
CHE 202 Organic Chemistry II 4

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or

Public Speaking

3
EDU 202 Introduction to Secondary Education and Teaching 3
Elective Arts Elective 3
Elective Other World Civilizations Elective 3
Semester Credits 16
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 69

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.

Environmental Geology Concentration

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Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.
First Semester - SUNY Ulster
Course Number Description Credits
CHE 103 General Chemistry I 4
ENG 101 College English I  3

ESC 104

Physical Geology 4
MAT 170 Calculus I 4
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Semester Credits 18
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
CHE 104 General Chemistry II 4
EDU 206 Applied Adolescent Development for Education Majors 1
ENG 102 College English II 3
ESC 105 Earth History 4
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
PSY 206 Psychology of Adolescence 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 19
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or

Public Speaking

3
EDU 203 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3
ESC 109 Introduction to Meteorology 4

HIS 103 or

HIS 104

American History I or

American History II

3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 16
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster

AST 101 or

AST 102

Astronomy of Stars & Galaxies or
Solar System Astronomy
3
EDU 202 Introduction to Secondary Education and Teaching 3

HIS 101 or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or

Western Civilization II

3
Elective Arts Elective 3
Elective Other World Civilizations Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 69

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.

Geology Concentration

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Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.
First Semester - SUNY Ulster
Course Number Description Credits
CHE 103 General Chemistry I 4
ENG 101 College English I 3
ESC 104 Physical Geology 4
MAT 170 Calculus I 4
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Semester Credits 18
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
CHE 104 General Chemistry II 4
EDU 206 Applied Adolescent Development for Education Majors 1
ENG 102 College English II 3
ESC 105 Earth History 4
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
PSY 206 Psychology of Adolescence 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 19
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or

Public Speaking

3
EDU 203 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3
ESC 109 Introduction to Meteorology 4

HIS 103 or

HIS 104

American History I or American History II 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 16
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster
AST 101 or
AST 102
Astronomy of Stars & Galaxies or
Solar System Astronomy
3
EDU 202 Introduction to Secondary Education and Teaching 3

HIS 101 or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or

Western Civilization II

3
Elective Arts Elective 3
Elective Other World Civilization Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 69

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.

Mathematics Concentration

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Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.
First Semester - SUNY Ulster
Course Number Description Credits

ENG 101

College English I

3

HIS 101  or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or

Western Civilization II

3
MAT 170 Calculus I 4
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 16
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 206 Applied Adolescent Development for Education Majors 1
ENG 102 College English II 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
MAT 180 Calculus II 4
PHY 109 General Physics I 4
PSY 206 Psychology of Adolescence 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 19
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or

Public Speaking

3
EDU 203 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3

HIS 103 or

HIS 104

American History I or

American History II

3
MAT 207 Fundamentals of Mathematical Proof ** 3
PHY 110 General Physics II 4
Semester Credits 16
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 202 Introduction to Secondary Education and Teaching 3
MAT 203 Calculus III 4
CSC 150 or
MAT 205
Introduction to Computer Science or
Linear Mathematics 
3
Elective Arts Elective 3
Elective Other World Civilizations Elective 3
Semester Credits 16
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 67

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.
** MAT 206 may be substituted by advisement.
Minimum grades for New Paltz: C in PSY 206, EDU 203, and foreign languages; B- in MAT 170 and MAT 180; B in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

SUNY New Paltz Curriculum

Fifth Semester - SUNY New Paltz
Course Number Description Credits
EDS383 Introduction to Literacy for Diverse Learners 3
SPE385 Differentiating Instruction in The Secondary School 3
Electives Liberal Arts Major Courses 10-11
Semester Credits 16-17
Sixth Semester - SUNY New Paltz
  Field Work # 1 1
SED453 Introduction to Curriculum and Assessment 3
Electives Liberal Arts Major Courses 10
Semester Credits 14
Seventh Semester - SUNY New Paltz
  Field Work # 2 1
SED356 Computers in the Classroom 3
  Methods Course 3
Electives Liberal Arts Major Courses 6
Semester Credits 13
Eighth Semester - SUNY New Paltz
SED404 Student Teaching Secondary, 7-9 6
SED405 Student Teaching Secondary, 10-12 6
SED406 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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