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

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.

Program 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

  • 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 available through the 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 Early Childhood Education Program must be fingerprinted before they register for their field placement course, which is taken in the second semester: EDU 200: Applied Child 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.

For more information contact Admissions.

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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