Aug 03, 2020
The program in Adolescent Chemistry Education leads to initial certification as a teacher in New York State.
The undergraduate programs in adolescent education are designed to prepare prospective teachers to serve as high-quality educators for students in urban secondary schools. Teacher candidates will take a specified sequence of education courses in addition to fulfilling of the CUNY Common Core Requirement and the requirements of their liberal arts or sciences major. These programs include fieldwork in New York City Public schools.
Declaring the Major
Before you can declare a School of Education major as part of your bachelor’s degree, you must complete a group interview with faculty. Signing up for an interview can be done through the School of Education website. Current Hunter students can request an interview throughout the year.
Students interested in an Education program should interview as early as is possible in the semester prior to the one in which they plan to enroll. Transfer students should seek advisement about declaring a School of Education major as soon as they have been admitted to Hunter.
The School of Education does not accept non-degree or second-degree students. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee entry into the program.
Requirements to Declare the Major
- Minimum of at least 60 credits but no more than 90 credits completed by the first semester in the education program.
- A Hunter College Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.
- Evidence of advanced writing ability through a review of English composition and writing intensive coursework.
- Formal declaration of a major in Chemistry.
- Participation in a group interview.
Academic Progress Standards
- Students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0.
- Any student who receives a grade of B-, C+, C or D in a course with fieldwork or student teaching must apply to the department chairperson for permission to re-register for that course, which may be repeated only once.
- Any student who receives a grade of D in an education course will be required to repeat that course. Students are permitted to repeat a course only once.
- Any student who receives a grade of F in any education course will not be permitted to continue in the program.
- Take and pass both the Educating All Students test (EAS) and the appropriate Content Specialty Test (CST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Exams prior to student teaching.
Hunter Core Requirement
Several courses within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core Requirement [CCCR], Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Hunter Core Requirement - Fall 2013 to Spring 2019 .
In the case of the Mathematics, the courses that meet CCCR are:
Please note that no more than two courses from any one department will count for the CUNY Common Core Requirement.
Course of Study
Academic Plan: CHEMT-BAMA
Credits: 103 - 116
Chemistry Requirements (62-74 Credits)
Based on placement exams or transferred courses, students may place into some more advanced Mathematics and Statistics courses without taking Hunter College pre-requisites. See the Mathematics and Statistics department for details.
Choose One General Chemistry Sequence (11 credits)
Organic Chemistry (13 cr.)
Additional Required Courses (12 cr.)
Required elective course (3-5 credits)
- Any chemistry course at the 300 level or above excluding CHEM 49101
Required Math Courses (12-22 credits)
Required Physics Courses (11 cr.)
*These courses may be counted for credit in more than one program.
Graduate Chemistry Courses (Minimum of 15 credits)
- CHEM 65500 - Demonstrations, Models, and Technology (3)
- CHEM 63000 - Science and Society (3)
- CHEM 66000 - Challenging Concepts in Chemistry (4)
- Two electives chosen from 600- or 700-level courses in chemistry or biochemistry (At least 5 credits)
For students who have not taken physical chemistry, one of the electives must be:
- CHEM 65000 - Biophysical Chemistry (4)
Education Requirements (26-27 credits)
For course descriptions please see the graduate catalog.
- SEDF 70300: Social Foundations of Education: Grades 7-12
- SEDF 70400: Adolescent Development
- SEDF 70500: Educational Psychology: Applications in Grades 7-12
- SEDF 70600: Assessment of the Teaching and Learning Process in Grades 7-12
- SEDC 71000: Building the Foundations of Literacy in Grades 7-12
- SEDC 72000: Adolescent Health and Safety
- SEDC 71300: Methods I: Advanced Study of Secondary Learning Environments for Teaching Mathematics and Science
- SEDC 72400: Methods II: Intensive Study of Teaching Diverse Learners in Science Grades 7-12
- SPED 70800: Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings
- Take either -
- SEDC 75402 - Student Teaching in Chemistry, Grades 7–12 (5)
- Or -
- SEDC 77412 - Practicum in Chemistry, Grades 7–9 (2)
- Plus -
- SEDC 77422 - Practicum in Chemistry, Grades 10–12 (2)
School of Education Exit Standards
Students must meet the following criteria in order to graduate with a School of Education major or minor:
- Have an overall GPA of at least 3.0
- Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) anti-bullying workshop. The DASA workshop is required for all students in a NYS certification program at the School of Education. The workshop requires six clock hours of coursework or training.