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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [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 Common Core Requirement 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 3.0 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.

New York State Liberal Arts & Science Distribution Requirement

These are courses required for School of Education students. Most of these courses may also be used toward the Common Core Requirements.

  • 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 foreign language
  • 6 credits in math (a college course in calculus meets this requirement)

School of Education Technology Competencies

The Technology Competencies are required for all School of Education students.  The competencies include fifteen skills in five aspects of educational technology: productivity, research, communication, media, and presentation.

Course of Study

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

Course No Title
SEDF 703 Social Foundations of Education: Grades 7-12
SEDF 704 Adolescent Development
SEDF 705 Educational Psychology: Applications in Grades 7-12
SEDF 706 Assessment of the Teaching and Learning Process in Grades 7-12
SEDC 710 Building the Foundations of Literacy in Grades 7-12
SEDC 720 Adolescent Health and Safety
SEDC 713 Methods I: Advanced Study of Secondary Learning Environments for
Teaching Mathematics and Science
SEDC 724 Methods II: Intensive Study of Teaching Diverse Learners in Science
Grades 7-12
SEDC 754.01 Student Teaching in Grades 7-12: Biology
SPED 708  Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings


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