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


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 or Social Studies. 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 or Social Studies;
  • 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.

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.





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