Department Chair: Donna Brestensky, Ph.D.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to teach in secondary education institutions having mastered content area and having met the academic requirements for teacher certification.
This program enables students to obtain initial certification in Adolescence Education in Chemistry. Student complete a chemistry major especially tailored to the New York State Adolescence Education requirements for chemistry while also completing all of the courses required for initial teaching certification.
Formal admission to the School of Education's adolescence education (ADED) certification program (for junior year field block approval) is granted provided a student meets the following qualifications:
- GPA of 3.0 in the academic major
- GPA of at least 2.5 in all courses in biology
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
- Grades of C (2.0) or better in two writing courses.
Requirements for graduation include
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0
- GPA of 3.0 in all education courses (including SPED courses)
- Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the disciplinary concentration.
Students complete 140 hours of field block experience, during which they apply classroom knowledge with supervised experience in classrooms, as well as student teaching requirements.
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY I|
and GEN CHEM I LAB
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY II|
and GEN CHEM II LAB
and ANALYTICAL CHEM. LAB
|ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I|
and ORGANIC CHEM I LAB
|PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II|
and PHYSICAL CHEM II LAB
|Electives - Take 9 credits from the below:|
|ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II|
|PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I|
|ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY|
|ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY|
|MECHANISMS IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTM|
|SP.TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY|
|SP TOP: SPECTROSCOPY OF ORGANIC STRUCTURES & UNKNOWNS|
|Lab Elective - Take One|
|ORGANIC CHEM II LAB|
|PHYSICAL CHEM I LAB|
|INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LAB|
|GENERAL PHYSICS I|
and GENERAL PHYSICS I LAB
|GENERAL PHYSICS II|
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
|SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN EDUCATION: A CURRENT ISSUES APPROACH|
|INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR MATH & SCIENCE IN INCLUSIVE SECONDARY EDUCATION|
|INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN FOR ALL LEARNERS|
|ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT & LEARNING|
|MANAGING INTRUCTION/BEHAVIOR IN SEC ED|
|METHODS, MODELS, MANAGEMENT OF INSTRUCTION|
|PROBLEMS OF LITERACY IN SEC SCHOOLS|
|LITERACY IN THE CONTENT AREA|
|EVALUATING LEARNERS & LEARNING|
|SR SEM: PROF ASSESSMENT & REFLECTION|
|SEC STUD TEACH:GRADES 10-12|
|SECONDARY SCIENCE METHODS|
|SAFE SCHOOLS WORKSHOP|
|CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION|
|CULTURAL DIVERSITY WORKSHOP|
|Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying & Di|
|EXPERIENCE IN DIVERSE ENVIRONMENTS|
|Foreign Language 1||3|
|General Education Requirements||37|
The foreign language must be at the level of 202 or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in language.
|SBU-101||2||Foreign Language 2021||3|
|Foreign Language 2011||3||ENG-101||3|
|CHEM Elective||3||CHEM Elective||3|
|Total Credits 124|
Previous education and aptitude determine whether a student takes foreign language 101, 102 and/or 201 before taking 202 or higher. Courses below 202 will count as general electives.