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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adolescent Biology, Grades 7-12 - BA/MA


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The BA and BA/MِِِِِA programs in Adolescent Biology lead to initial certification as a teacher. These programs include 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 biology.

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


Complete the full major in biology replacing 10 credits of elective courses that they take towards the BA with graduate courses. Complete the extra 19 credits of graduate biology courses for a total of 29 graduate biology credits.

Required Liberal Arts & Sciences General Core


Additional courses required for BA/MA students:


  • 6 credits of English courses
  • 6 credits of social studies (at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography)
  • 3 credits in the arts
  • 6 credits of language other than English (English (or exemption on basis of equivalency)
  • a college course in calculus

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.

Course of Study


Education Courses for BA/MA in Adolescent Biology. For course descriptions please see the graduate catalog.

Course No Title Credits
SEDF 703 Social Foundations of Education: Grades 7-12 3
SEDF 704 Adolescent Development 2
SEDF 705 Educational Psychology: Applications in Grades 7-12 2
SEDF 706 Assessment of the Teaching and Learning Process in Grades 7-12 2
SEDC 710 Building the Foundations of Literacy in Grades 7-12 3
SEDC 720 Adolescent Health and Safety 1
SEDC 713 Methods I: Advanced Study of Secondary Learning Environments for
Teaching Mathematics and Science
3
SEDC 724 Methods II: Intensive Study of Teaching Diverse Learners in Science
Grades 7-12
2
SEDC 754.01 Student Teaching in Grades 7-12: Biology 5
     

Technology assessments are required of all students.

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