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Secondary Education: Adolescence Certification: Grades 7-12

General Requirements
All candidates in the initial baccalaureate level teacher education programs complete the general education requirements in the liberal arts and sciences. This core set of courses, along with a liberal arts concentration or major, gives candidates a knowledge base to teach to the Common Core Standards. The general education requirements include study in four areas:

Area 1 Area 2 Area 3 Area 4
Language, Culture & Communication Humanities Social Sciences Science & Mathematics
English 101 Philosophy American History/
Political Science3
English 102 Religion Geography2 & 3 Math 101
Writing & Literature   European/
Non-Western History
Foreign Language     Computer Science1
Fine Arts or Music      
Communication Arts      

1 Candidates in the teacher education programs are exempt from these requirements. Competencies in communication and information retrieval are developed in all education courses.
2 These courses are only required for candidates in the teacher education programs. They are not part of the College-wide general education requirements.
3 These requirements must be selected from a list of courses approved by the School of Education.
Credit Requirements for these requirements can be found in the Teacher Education Manual.

Pedagogy Requirements
Candidates in the Inclusive Secondary Education Program conduct fieldwork to complement classroom instruction and complete a pedagogy core in three areas:

Area 1 Area 2 Area 3
Child Development & Learning Methodology Student Teaching
ED 208 Adolescent Psychology EDSC 218 Curriculum for Inclusive Secondary Classrooms ED 415
ED 212 Educational Psychology EDSC 326 Reading in Content Areas Student Teaching
ED 213 Issues in Education EDSC 327 Writing Across the Curriculum ED 420 Seminar on
Reflective Teaching
EDSP 241 Exceptional Children One of the following courses according to the
certification area:
EDSP 344 Strategies for
Behavior Management
EDSC 320 Math Methods 7-12  
EDSP 350 Issues & Strategies
in Assessment
EDSC 321 Science & Technology Methods 7- 12  
  EDSC 322 Social Studies Methods 7- 12  
  EDSC 323 English Methods 7-12  
  EDSC324 Spanish Methods 7-12  

Secondary Education (Adolescence certification) Grades 7-12
These curriculum worksheets are intended for students enrolled in these programs. As NYS mandates change, the curriculum sheets will be updated. Advisors will apprise candidates of any changes to the program.




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