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Secondary Education

Professor: Banks (Chair), Bischoff; Associate Professor: VanSlyke-Briggs; Assistant Professors: Dean, Jean-Charles, Lawrence, Siegrist; Lecturer: Avanzato

Note: All education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the New York State Regents and the New York State Education Department.

Although this catalog was accurate when submitted for publication, students should check with their advisor or the Office of Education Advisement & Field Experience concerning course or programmatic changes before matriculating into or registering for courses in these programs.


Bachelor of Science


Adolescence Education:



Earth Science


Family and Consumer Sciences Education




Social Studies


Requirements for the Majors

Adolescence programs require a Professional Education sequence including at least 100 clock hours of field experience prior to student teaching and a full-time student teaching experience. A minimum of 36 s.h. is required in the major field and related areas. Variations depend upon the subject specialization chosen.

Admission to Secondary Education Programs

I. Declaration of Major (Pre-Professional)

Upon acceptance to the College students should declare an Adolescence Education Major. Students must begin their professional education courses during their first year.

II. Application for Candidate Status

Students apply the fall prior to the methods sequence (the appropriate course listed below).

  1. English Education: ENED 392
  2. Family and Consumer Sciences Education: FCSE 392
  3. Foreign Language Education: FLED 392
  4. Mathematics Education: MTHE 392
  5. Science Education: SCED 392
  6. Social Science Education: SSED 392

To be eligible, the student must meet the following:

  1. Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA in their professional education core courses, a minimum "B" (3.0) cumulative GPA, and 2.8 minimum average in their major field courses.
  2. Have no more than a total of three grades below "C" (2.0) in the professional education or major field courses.
  3. Must have passed the College Writing Exam.
  4. Have completed professional education core courses by the beginning of the student teaching semester.

    III. Application for Student Teaching

    Secondary Students must apply for student teaching during their methods course. Students will follow the application procedures determined by the Office of Education Advisement and Field Experience. At the time of admission to student teaching, students must be candidates and have met the following requirements:

  5. Students must successfully complete all student teaching prerequisites designated by their major program.
  6. Candidates must have a minimum cumulative "B" (3.0) GPA, a minimum 2.8 GPA in their major field courses, and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the professional education courses.
  7. No more than a total of three grades below "C" (2.0) in the professional courses or in the major field.
  8. Removal of all incomplete and pending grades in required courses.
  9. Approval by the Office of Education Advisement and Field Experience in collaboration with the Chair of Secondary Education.
  10. All secondary methods courses require a "B-" or better.

    IV. Student Teaching Placements

    Student teaching placements are made by the Office of Education Advisement and Field Experience in collaboration with the Chair of Secondary Education.

Notes on Certification Requirements

(subject to change)

  1. Students should take the Educating All Students Test during their methods sequence or student teaching experience.
  2. Students should take the Academic Literacy Skills Test prior to or during the methods sequence.
  3. Students should take the appropriate New York State Content Specialty Test upon completing their major field courses.
  4. Students will complete the edTPA during student teaching.

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