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

Adolescent Earth Science, Grades 7-12 - BA/MA


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The BA/MA program in Adolescent Earth Science 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 120.
  4. Have no more than 6 cr. of CR/NC grades.
  5. Formal declaration of a major in earth science.
  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


Minimum of 134 credits to include the Environmental Earth Science Concentration  major (minimum of 39 credits) and associated auxiliary courses (15.5 credits) at the undergraduate level; 16 graduate credits in earth science.

Required Liberal Arts & Sciences General Core


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

  • 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)
  • 6 credits in math or technology (a college course in calculus meets this requirement)

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 Earth Sciences. 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 754.04 Student Teaching in Grades 7-12: Earth Sciences 5
     

Technology assessments are required of all students.

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