Non- Course Requirements for Adolescence Education majors


Required to enter Professional Methods in Fall:

  • Minimum overall GPA* of B (3.0).
  • Minimum GPA* (2.8) in content major.
  • Minimum overall GPA* of B (3.00) in the core courses: EDUC 106, EDUC 201, EDUC 206, EDUC 213, EDUC 246, EDUC 346,
    EPSY 229, EPSY 250, EPSY 275.**
  • No more than 3 grades below a "C" in the Professional Education courses, content major and related work combined.
  • Complete the Admission-to-Candidacy Application in the fall semester prior to entering Methods.

Required to enter Student Teaching:

  • All GPA requirements for Methods must be met for student teaching.
  • Successfully completed required course work in general education, the major core, content major, and the related work
  • No more than 18 months between Methods and Student Teaching
  • Minimum overall GPA* of B- (2.67) in Methods course

Recommended Before Graduation:

  • Complete Diploma and Teacher Certification Applications.
  • Establish Credentials Folder in Career Development Office.

Initial Certification Requirements:

  • Finger Printing.
  • Complete the Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Seminar (included in EDUC 213).
  • Complete School Violence Prevention and Intervention Seminar (included in EDUC 213).
  • DASA Training (included in EDUC 213.).
  • Must Pass all State Tests: Content Specialty Test (CST), Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Educating All Students Test (EAS), and the educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).

Required for Professional License:

  • Complete Master's Degree (within five years) and three years of full time teaching.

The State University of New York at Oneonta reserves the right to make changes in policies, requirements, and regulations as conditions change and such revisions are necessary subsequent to the publication of the college catalog. This information is current as of October 2014. *All GPA's per college policy are calculated on SUNY Oneonta grades only.
**GPA calculated on those courses completed prior to methods.  All must be completed prior to student teaching.