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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adolescent English, Grades 7-12 - BA

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The BA program in Adolescent English leads to initial certification as a teacher. This program includes fieldwork in New York City Public schools. Students must take a specified sequence of education courses in addition to fulfilling the General Education Requirement (GER) and the requirements of their major.

Adolescent education is a 26-credit course of study that students usually complete over four semesters. Students major in the subject they plan to teach and minor in adolescent education.

Admission Information

Admission to the School of Education is not automatic with admission to Hunter College. There is a separate admission process that involves an online application, a writing sample and an interview.

Students must apply by November 1 for the spring term and April 1 for the fall term. Applications are available online only: Application for Admission - Undergraduate Programs in Adolescent Education.

Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum of at least 65 credits but no more than 90 credits.
  2. A Hunter College Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.8 or better.
  3. Receive a grade of B or better in ENGL 12000 .
  4. Have no more than 6 cr. of CR/NC grades.
  5. Formal declaration of a major in English.
  6. Transfer students will have to complete 12 credits of coursework at Hunter College before applying. However, transfer students with 60 or more credits and a GPA of 3.3 or better may be immediately considered for admission.

Liberal Arts and Science Major Requirements

BA Concentration in English: Preparation for Secondary School Teaching (30 cr)  : 30 credits in English including:

  • 18 credits in literature courses
  • 6 credits in writing courses
  • 3 credits in language courses
  • 3 credits in elective

Required Liberal Arts & Sciences General Core

The courses listed below are required for BA Adolescent English students. Some of these courses may be used towards the GER:

  • English ENGL 12000  and ENGL 22000 
  • Two courses selected from: HIST 15100 /HIST 15200 /GEOG 10100 
  • STAT 11300 
  • 9 credits in math, science or technology with at least one science course with a lab component
  • 6 credits in the arts
  • One course that focuses on communication (see program adviser for acceptable courses)
  • 12 credits of study in a language other than English (or exemption on basis of equivalency)

Other State Certification Requirements

  • Students must pass the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) and the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W) Secondary of the New York state teacher certification exam prior to student teaching.
  • Fingerprints must be cleared prior to student teaching.

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