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Liberal Arts & Sciences: Adolescent Education - Teacher Education Transfer

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AA Degree – Code #1804

Jill Priest Amati, Department Chair and Program Coordinator
Email address: amatijp@alfredstate.edu

This transfer program will prepare you to enter into baccalaureate programs in adolescent education at public and private colleges and universities. As a graduate, you 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.

Advantages

  • Students have the benefit of small classes taught by expert faculty who take an interest in each student’s success and are advised by faculty within their concentration area.
  • The US Department of Labor expects employment for secondary school teachers to grow by 9 percent through 2018.  

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 10 general education knowledge areas defined by SUNY.
  • Broaden one’s understanding of the world and self.

Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Programs

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

Continuing Education 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

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent - 100 percent continued their education.

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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 Composition 3
PSYC 1013 General Psychology 3
HIST 1143 Surv of American History I 3
XXXX xxx3 Foreign Language I 3
MATH xxx3 General Education Elective (Math) 3
HPED xxx1 Health/Physical Education Elective 1
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Second

PSYC 2033 Adolescent Development 3
XXXX xxx3 Foreign Language II 3
XXXX xxx4 Gen Ed Natl. Sc. Elective w/Lab 4
LITR 2343 Children's Literature 3
  OR     
LITR 2603 Introduction to Literature 3
HIST 2153 Surv of American History II 3
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Third

HIST xxx3 Gen Ed Western Civilization Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
HIST 3003 World History I 3
XXXX xxx3 Open Elective 3
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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
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BIOLOGY CONCENTRATION

First

COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
PSYC 1013 General Psychology 3
CHEM 1984 Chemical Principles I 4
BIOL 1104 General Biology I 4
MATH 2124 Statistical Methods & Analysis 4
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Second

PSYC 2033 Adolescent Development 3
LITR 2603 Introduction to Literature 3
CHEM 2984 Chemical Principles II 4
BIOL 2204 General Biology II 4
XXXX xxx3 OW, AH, WC or AR Gen Ed Elective 3
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Third

XXXX xxx3 Foreign Language I 3
HPED xxx1 Health/Physical Education Elective 1
BIOL 4254 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 1304 Botany 4
BIOL 1404 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
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Fourth

XXXX xxx3 Foreign Language II 3
EDUC 2163 Foundations of Education 3
BIOL 6534 Genetics 4
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
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CHEMISTRY CONCENTRATION

First

COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
PSYC 1013 General Psychology 3
MATH 1084 Calculus I 4
CHEM 1984 Chemical Principles I 4
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Second

PSYC 2033 Adolescent Development 3
LITR 2343 Children's Literature 3
   OR    
LITR 2603 Introduction to Literature 3
CHEM 2984 Chemical Principles II 4
MATH 2094 Calculus II 4
XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective  3
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Third

XXXX xxx3 Foreign Language I 3
HPED xxx1 Physical Education Elective 1
PHYS 1064 Physics for Engr & Science I 4
CHEM 3514 Organic Chemistry I 4
XXXX xxx3 Open Elective 3
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Fourth

EDUC 2163 Foundations of Education 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
XXXX xxx3 Foreign Language II 3
PHYS 2064 Physics for Engr & Sci II 4
CHEM 4524 Organic Chemistry II 4
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ENGLISH CONCENTRATION

First

COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
PSYC 1013 General Psychology 3
MATH xxx3 Math Elective 3
HIST xxx3 Gen Ed Elective (American History) 3
XXXX xxx3 Foreign Language I 3
HPED xxx1 Physical Education Elective 1
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Second

PSYC 2033 Adolescent Development 3
LITR 2603 Introduction to Literature 3
XXXX xxx4 General Education Elective (Natural Science) 4
XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective (Fine Arts) 3
XXXX xxx3 Foreign Language II 3
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Third

COMP 3503 Advanced Composition 3
XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective (Western Civilization) 3
LITR 3333 Survey of British Literature I 3
   OR    
LITR 3233 Survey of American Lit I 3
   OR    
LITR 2033 The Short Story 3
XXXX xxx3 General Education (Other World Civilizations) 3
LITR 2343 Children's Literature 3
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Fourth

EDUC 2163 Foundations of Education 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
LITR xxx3 Literature Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Open Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
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MATH CONCENTRATION

First

COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
PSYC 1013 General Psychology 3
MATH 1054 Precalculus 4
HIST xxx3 General Education Elective (American History) 3
XXXX xxx3 Foreign Language I 3
HPED xxx1 Physical Education Elective 1
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Second

PSYC 2033 Adolescent Development 3
LITR 2343 Children's Literature 3
   OR    
LITR 2603 Introduction to Literature 3
XXXX xxx4 General Education Elective (Natural Science) 4
MATH 1084 Calculus I 4
XXXX xxx3 Foreign Language II 3
      17

Third

MATH xxx3 Math Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective (Other World Civilizations) 3
MATH 2094 Calculus II 4
MATH 3003 Linear Algebra 3
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Fourth

EDUC 2163 Foundations of Education 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
MATH 6104 Multivariate & Vector Calculus 4
MATH 2124 Statistical Methods & Analysis 4
XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
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PHYSICS CONCENTRATION

First

COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
PSYC 1013 General Psychology 3
MATH 1084 Calculus I 4
HIST xxx3 General Education Elective (American History) 3
XXXX xxx3 Foreign Language I 3
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Second

PSYC 2033 Adolescent Development 3
LITR 2343 Children's Literature 3
   OR    
LITR 2603 Introduction to Literature 3
PHYS 1064 Physics for Engr & Science I 4
MATH 2094 Calculus II 4
XXXX xxx3 Foreign Language II 3
      17

Third

CHEM 1984 Chemical Principles I 4
CISY 1113 Computer Programming I 3
MATH 6114 Differential Equations 4
PHYS 2064 Physics for Engr & Sci II 4
      15

 

Fourth

EDUC 2163 Foundations of Education 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
MATH 6104 Multivariate & Vector Calculus 4
CHEM 2984 Chemical Principles II 4
HPED xxx1 Physical Education Elective 1
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HUMANITIES CONCENTRATION

First

COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
FNAT xxx3 General Education Elective (Fine Arts) 3
MATH xxx3 Math Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 General Psychology or Sociology 3
PHIL xxx3 Philosophy Elective 3
HPED xxx1 Physical Education Elective 1
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Second

LITR 2603 Introduction to Literature 3
XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective (Humanities) 3
MATH xxx3 Math Elective 3
HIST xxx3  General Education Elective (American History I or II) 3
HIST 1113 Hist of West Civil Since 1648 3
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Third

LITR xxx3 General Education Elective (Literature) 3
XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective (Social Science) 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective (Natural Science) 3
XXXX xxx3 Open Elective 3
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Fourth

XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective (Humanities) 3
XXXX  xxx3 General Education Elective (Natural Science) 3
XXXX  xxx3 Open Elective 3
XXXX  xxx3 Humanities Elective
XXXX  xxx3 Humanities Elective
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