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

Apply critical thinking skills to the analysis of typical issues in education.

Perform the basic operations of personal computer use and 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.

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.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Biological Science

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science

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

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Adolescent Education (Teacher Education Transfer) - AA Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION

FIRST

COMP

1503

Freshman Comp.

3

PSYC

1013

General Psychology

3

HIST

1143

Survey of American HIstory

3

XXX3

Foreign Language I

3

MATH

xxx3

Math Elective

3

HPED

1111

Health & Wellness

1

16

SECOND

PSYC

2033

Adolescent Dev.

3

XXX3

Foreign Language II

3

XXXX

XXX4

Natl. Sc. Elective w/Lab

4

LITR

2343

Children's Lit. OR

3

LITR

2603

Intro. to Lit.

HIST

2153

Survey of American History II

3

16

THIRD

HIST

1113

Western Civilization

3

FNAT

xxx3

Fine Arts Elective

3

PLSC

1053

Intl. Relations OR

3

SOCI

1193

Marriage & Family Across World Civ.

ECON

1013

Macroeconomics

3

XXXX

xxx3

Open Elective

3

15

Fourth

EDUC

2163

Foundations of Education

3

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

PLSC

1043

American Government

3

XXXX

XXX3

Open Elective

3

XXXX

xxx3

Liberal Arts Elective

3

15

BIOLOGY CONCENTRATION

FIRST

COMP

1503

Freshman Comp.

3

PSYC

1013

General Psychology

3

HIST

1143

Survey of American History

3

BIOL

1104

General Biology

4

MATH

1054

Pre-Calculus

4

17

SECOND

PSYC

2033

Adolescent Dev.

3

LITR

2603

Intro. to Lit.

3

HIST

1113

Western Civilization

3

BIOL

2204

General Biology II

4

FNAT

XXX3

Fine Arts Elective

3

16

THIRD

XXX3

Foreign Language I

3

HPED

1111

Health & Wellness

1

BIOL

4254

General Micro

4

SOCI

1193

Marriage & Family Across World Civ.

3

XXXX

XXX

Open Elective

3-4

XXXX

XXX

Liberal Arts Elective

3

17-18

FOURTH

XXX3

Foreign Language II

3

EDUC

2163

Foundations of Education

3

XXXX

XXX4

Natl. Sc. Elective w/Lab

4

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

XXXX

XXX

Open Elective

3-4

17

16-17

CHEMISTRY CONCENTRATION

FIRST

COMP

1503

Freshman Comp.

3

PSYC

1013

General Psychology

3

HIST

1143

Survey of American History

3

CHEM

1984

Chemical Principles

4

MATH

1054

Pre-Calculus

4

17

SECOND

PSYC

2033

Adolescent Dev.

3

LITR

2343

Children's Lit. OR

3

LITR

2603

Intro. to Lit.

HIST

1113

Western Civilization

3

CHEM

2984

Chemical Principles II

4

FNAT

XXX3

Fine Arts Elective

3

16

THIRD

PLSC

1053

Intl. Relations OR

3

SOCI

1193

Marriage & Family Across World Civ.

XXXX3

Foreign Language I

3

HPED

1111

Health & Wellness

1

XXXX

Open Elective

3-4

XXX3

Liberal Arts Elective

3

CHEM

3514

Organic Chemistry

5

17-18

FOURTH

EDUC

2163

Foundations of Education

3

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

XXX3

Foreign Language II

3

CHEM

4524

Organic Chemistry II

4

XXXX

XXXX

Open Elective

3-4

16-17

PHYSICS CONCENTRATION

FIRST

COMP

1503

Freshman Comp.

3

PSYC

1013

General Psychology

3

HIST

1143

Survey of American History

3

XXX3

Foreign Language I

3

MATH

1054

Pre-Calculus

4

16

SECOND

PSYC

2033

Adolescent Dev.

3

LITR

2343

Children's Lit. OR

3

LITR

2603

Intro. to Lit.

XXX3

Foreign Language II

3

PHYS

1044

College Physics I

4

MATH

1084

Calculus I

4

17

THIRD

PLSC

1053

Intl. Relations or

3

SOCI

1193

Marriage & Family Across World Civ.

HIST

1113

Western Civilization

3

MATH

2094

Calculus II

4

PHYS

2044

College Physics II

4

FNAT

XXX3

Fine Arts Elective

3

17

FOURTH

EDUC

2163

Foundations of Education

3

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

MATH

6104

Multivariate & Vector Calculus

4

XXX3

Open Elective

3

HPED

1111

Health & Wellness

1

14

MATH CONCENTRATION

FIRST

COMP

1503

Freshman Comp.

3

PSYC

1013

General Psychology

3

HIST

1143

Survey of American History

3

XXX3

Foreign Language I

3

MATH

1054

Pre-Calculus

4

HPED

1111

Health & Wellness

1

17

SECOND

PSYC

2033

Adolescent Dev.

3

LITR

2343

Children's Lit. OR

3

LITR

2603

Intro. to Lit.

XXX3

Foreign Language II

3

XXX4

Nat. Sci. Elective w/Lab

4

MATH

1084

Calculus

4

17

THIRD

PLSC

1053

Intl. Relations OR

3

SOCI

1193

Marriage & Family Across World Civ.

HIST

1113

Western Civilization

3

MATH

2094

Calculus II

4

MATH

3003

Linear Algebra

3

FNAT

XXX3

Fine Arts Elective

3

16

FOURTH

EDUC

2163

Foundations of Education

3

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

MATH

6104

Multivariate & Vector Calculus

4

XXX3

Liberal Arts Elective

3

MATH

2163

Discrete Mathematics

3

16

ENGLISH CONCENTRATION

FIRST

COMP

1503

Freshman Comp.

3

PSYC

1013

General Psychology

3

HIST

1143

Survey of American History I

3

XXX3

Foreign Language I

3

MATH

XXX3

Math Elective

3

HPED

1111

Health & Wellness

1

16

SECOND

PSYC

2033

Adolescent Dev.

3

LITR

2603

Intro. to Lit.

3

XXXX

XXX3

Foreign Language II

3

XXX4

Natl. Sci. Elective w/Lab

4

COMP

3503

Advanced Comp.

3

16

THIRD

PLSC

1053

Intl. Relations OR

3

SOCI

1193

Marriage & Family Across World Civ.

HIST

1113

Western Civilization

3

LITR

3233

Survey of American Lit. I

3

LITR

2343

Children's Lit.

3

FNAT

XXX3

Fine Arts Elective

3

15

FOURTH

EDUC

2163

Foundations of Education

3

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

LITR

3333

Survey of British Literature

3

XXX3

Open Elective

3

XXX3

Liberal Arts Elective

3

15

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 form