Liberal Arts & Sciences - Adolescent Education (AA)

Application Code: 
1804
Degree Received: 
Associate in Arts (AA)
Academic Department Info: 
Program Coordinator: 
Michael Cobb
Coordinator Email: 
cobbmj@alfredstate.edu
Description: 

360 Virtual TourThis transfer program prepares students to transfer into baccalaureate programs in adolescent education at public and private colleges and universities. Graduates will have satisfied all of SUNY's general education knowledge requirements and will have completed two courses in a foreign language, one course in adolescent development, one in foundations of education, and at least four courses in one of six concentrations – history/social studies, biology, chemistry, English, math, or physics.

Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • Apply critical thinking skills to the analysis of topical issues in education.
  • Perform the basic operations of personal computer use, as well as employ basic research techniques to locate, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately in written and oral forms.
  • Demonstrate competence of subject matter in the content area of specialization.
  • Identify the basic concepts and theories in adolescent development.
  • Identify basic pedagogical terms and theories.
  • Demonstrate competence in all ten general education knowledge areas defined by SUNY.
  • Broaden one’s understanding of the world and self.
Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 
  • Biology and Chemistry concentrations: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry
  • History/Social Studies and English concentrations: Algebra
  • Math and Physics concentrations: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Biology and Chemistry or Physics
Features & Facilities: 

Students have the benefit of small classes taught by faculty who take an interest in each student’s success and are advised by faculty within their concentration area. In the biology, chemistry, and physics concentrations, dedicated laboratories containing modern, state-of-the-art equipment allow students hands-on opportunities in every major field course.

Graduation Requirements: 
  • Good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher) 
  • Successful completion of all courses in the prescribed four-semester plan 
  • Submission of the college's degree application formP>
Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Program: 

Alfred State liberal arts & sciences: adolescent education (teacher education transfer) graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.

Transfer Opportunities: 

Transfer requirements for students in adolescent education vary across public and private colleges and universities. Therefore, students should work closely with their faculty adviser to ensure that they meet the particular entrance requirements of their transfer college of choice. The minimum cumulative grade point average for admission as a transfer student in adolescent education to SUNY colleges and universities varies from 2.5 to 3.0, with some transfer colleges also setting minimum grade point averages in concentration courses and in courses in adolescent development and foundations of education.

Typical Semester Layout: 

A full-time student typically enrolls each semester in five courses, depending on the concentration, for between 15 and 17 credit hours. Most lecture classes are held either on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule for 50 minutes each or on a Tuesday-Thursday schedule for one hour and 15 minutes. Lab sections typically meet once a week for three hours. Subject to the approval of their academic advisers, students are responsible for their own scheduling. This freedom allows students to create schedules that fit their needs.

History/Social Studies Concentration

First Semestercredits
COMP1503Freshman Composition3
 xxx3Foreign Language I3
MATHxxx3Math Elective3
PSYC 1013General Psychology3
HIST1143Survey of American History I3
HPED1111Health & Wellness1
   16
Second Semestercredits
LITR2343Children's Literature OR3
LITR2603Introduction to Literature 
PSYC2033Adolescent Development3
 xxx3Foreign Language II3
HIST2153Survey of American History II3
 xxx4Natl Science Elective w/Lab4
   16
Third Semestercredits
HIST1113Western Civilization3
PLSC1053International Relations OR3
SOCI1193Marriage & Family Across World Civ 
FNATxxx3Fine Arts Elective3
ECON1013Macroeconomics3
 xxx3Open Elective3
   15
Fourth Semestercredits
EDUC2163Foundations of Education3
SPCH1083Effective Speaking3
PLSC1043American Government3
 xxx3Liberal Arts Elective3
 xxx3Open Elective3
   15

Biology Concentration

First Semestercredits
COMP1503Freshman Composition3
BIOL1104General Biology I4
MATH1054Precalculus4
PSYC 1013General Psychology3
HIST1143Survey of American History I3
   17
Second Semestercredits
LITR2603Introduction to Literature3
PSYC2033Adolescent Development3
BIOL2204General Biology II4
HIST1113Western Civilization3
FNATxxx3Fine Arts Elective3
   16
Third Semestercredits
 xxx3Foreign Language I3
HPED1111Health & Wellness1
SOCI1193Marriage & Family Across World Civ3
BIOL4254General Microbiology4
 xxx3Liberal Arts Elective3
 xxxxOpen Elective3-4
   17-18
Fourth Semestercredits
 xxx4Natl Science Elective w/Lab4
SPCH1083Effective Speaking3
EDUC2163Foundations of Education3
 xxx3Foreign Language II3
 xxxxOpen Elective3-4
   16-17

Chemistry Concentration

First Semestercredits
COMP1503Freshman Composition3
CHEM1984Chemical Principles I4
MATH1054Precalculus4
PSYC 1013General Psychology3
HIST1143Survey of American History I3
   17
Second Semestercredits
LITR2343Children's Literature OR3
LITR2603Introduction to Literature 
PSYC2033Adolescent Development3
CHEM2984Chemical Principles II4
HIST1113Western Civilization3
FNATxxx3Fine Arts Elective3
   16
Third Semestercredits
 xxx3Foreign Language I3
HPED1111Health & Wellness1
PLSC1053International Relations OR3
SOCI1193Marriage & Family Across World Civ 
CHEM3514Organic Chemistry4
 xxx3Liberal Arts Elective3
 xxxxOpen Elective3-4
   17-18
Fourth Semestercredits
CHEM4524Organic Chemistry II4
SPCH1083Effective Speaking3
EDUC2163Foundations of Education3
 xxx3Foreign Language II3
 xxxxOpen Elective3-4
   16-17

Physics Concentration

First Semestercredits
COMP1503Freshman Composition3
 xxx3Foreign Language I3
MATH1054Precalculus4
PSYC 1013General Psychology3
HIST1143Survey of American History I3
   16
Second Semestercredits
LITR2343Children's Literature OR3
LITR2603Introduction to Literature 
PSYC2033Adolescent Development3
 xxx3Foreign Language II3
PHYS1044College Physics I4
MATH1084Calculus I4
   17
Third Semestercredits
HIST1113Western Civilization3
PLSC1053International Relations OR3
SOCI1193Marriage & Family Across World Civ 
FNATxxx3Fine Arts Elective3
MATH2094Calculus II4
PHYS2044College Physics II4
   17
Fourth Semestercredits
EDUC2163Foundations of Education3
SPCH1083Effective Speaking3
MATH6104Multivariate & Vector Calculus4
HPED1111Health & Wellness1
 xxxxOpen Elective3
   14

Math Concentration

First Semestercredits
COMP1503Freshman Composition3
 xxx3Foreign Language I3
MATH1054Precalculus4
PSYC 1013General Psychology3
HIST1143Survey of American History I3
HPED1111Health & Wellness1
   17
Second Semestercredits
LITR2343Children's Literature OR3
LITR2603Introduction to Literature 
PSYC2033Adolescent Development3
 xxx3Foreign Language II3
 xxx4Natl Science Elective w/Lab4
MATH1084Calculus I4
   17
Third Semestercredits
HIST1113Western Civilization3
PLSC1053International Relations OR3
SOCI1193Marriage & Family Across World Civ 
FNATxxx3Fine Arts Elective3
MATH2094Calculus II4
MATH3003Linear Algebra3
   16
Fourth Semestercredits
EDUC2163Foundations of Education3
SPCH1083Effective Speaking3
MATH6104Multivariate & Vector Calculus4
MATH2163Discrete Mathematics3
 xxx3Liberal Arts Elective3
   16

English Concentration

First Semestercredits
COMP1503Freshman Composition3
 xxx3Foreign Language I3
MATHxxx3Math Elective3
PSYC 1013General Psychology3
HIST1143Survey of American History I3
HPED1111Health & Wellness1
   16
Second Semestercredits
LITR2603Introduction to Literature 
PSYC2033Adolescent Development3
 xxx3Foreign Language II3
 xxx4Natl Science Elective w/Lab4
COMP3503Advanced Comp3
   16
Third Semestercredits
HIST1113Western Civilization3
PLSC1053International Relations OR3
SOCI1193Marriage & Family Across World Civ 
FNATxxx3Fine Arts Elective3
LITR3233Survey of American Literature I3
LITR2343Children's Literature3
   15
Fourth Semestercredits
EDUC2163Foundations of Education3
SPCH1083Effective Speaking3
LITR3333Survey of British Literature3
 xxx3Liberal Arts Elective3
 xxx3Open Elective3
   15
Employment and Transfer Rate: 
100%
Employment and Transfer Survey Details: 
Survey Details201020112012
Receiving Degrees----2
Responding to Survey----2 (100%)
Employed------
Employed in Field------
Transferred----2 (100%)
Unemployed & Seeking Employment------
Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment------

The New York State Department of Labor rates the employment prospects for secondary school teachers as favorable through 2016 while the U.S. Department of Labor expects employment for secondary school teachers to grow by nine percent through 2018.

Employment and Transfer Salary Information: 

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