Liberal Arts & Sciences: Adolescent Education - Teacher Education Transfer

AA Degree – Code #1804

Michael Cobb, Program Coordinator

Email address: cobbmj@alfredstate.edu

This 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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Apply critical thinking skills to the analysis of typical issues in education.
  2. Perform the basic operations of personal computer use and employ basic research techniques to locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  3. Communicate effectively and appropriately in written and oral forms.
  4. Demonstrate competence of subject matter in the content area of specialization.
  5. Identify the basic concepts and theories in adolescent development.
  6. Identify basic pedagogical terms and theories.
  7. Demonstrate competence in all ten general education knowledge areas defined by SUNY.
  8. Broaden one’s understanding of the world and self.

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.

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

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.

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