Dec 02, 2023
This five year combined BS/MST program in Adolescent Education/Chemistry prepares students for teaching grades 7-12. The program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science in Teaching degree as well as New York State initial certification to teach Adolescent Education/Chemistry. Students complete core curriculum and Chemistry major requirements for the undergraduate degree and enter the Education graduate program in the fifth year.
For details on admission to this program, please consult the chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.
Core Requirements (48 credits) must include:
Additional Program Requirements (11 credits):
Major Requirements (39.5 credits):
A minimum of a C grade in CHM 110 - General Chemistry 2 is required in order to take chemistry and biochemistry courses above the 100-level. A student who repeats CHM 209 - Organic Chemistry I must earn a minimum grade of C in the second attempt in order to remain in a Chemistry or Biochemistry major.
A student who does not earn a C or higher in CHM 110 may retake the course to remain a degree candidate in the major. A student who does not earn a C or higher in the second attempt of CHM 110 and/or CHM 209 must meet with the Department Chair and the Advising Center to help the student choose a major that will lead to successful degree completion. If the student requires further assistance, the chair will refer the student to the Dean.
Undergraduate Education Requirements (4 credits):
Liberal Arts Electives (28.5 credits)
Graduate Education Requirements* (30 credits):
* Up to 12 credits of graduate education courses may be completed as an undergraduate, pending completion of all other undergraduate requirements. The student must complete a minimum of 18 credits of graduate work beyond the undergraduate conferral line in order to earn the MST degree.
See Graduate Catalog for full course listing.
- EDU 640 - Literacy & Learning in Content Areas 3 Credits
- EDU 653 - Instruction & Assessment in Secondary Schools 3 Credits
- EDU 660 - Foundations of Special Education 3 Credits
- EDU 712 - Extending Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas for Adolescent Learners 3 Credits
- EDU 721 - Modern Educational Philosophies 3 Credits
- EDU 783 - Multimedia in Teaching 3 Credits
- EDU 922 - Multicultural Education 3 Credits
- EDU 961 - Curriculum Research Project in Chemistry Education 3 Credits
- EDU 975 - Observation and Student Teaching for Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12) 6 Credits
Total Combined Undergraduate/Graduate: 138 credits
Requirements for New York State Initial Teaching Certificate
Requirements to obtain a New York State Initial Teaching Certificate include the following, as documented in candidate’s TEACH account:
- Passing of the following New York State Teacher Certification Exams:
- Educating All Students Test (EAS)
- Content Specialty Test (CST)
- Completion of Child Abuse Detection and Reporting, School Violence Prevention and Intervention (SAVE), and Dignity for All Students Act workshops
The New York State Education Department is continually in the process of changing regulations for teacher certification. It is the candidate’s responsibility to be aware of all certification requirements and keep up-to-date with any changes.
Continuation in the Program
Any education course, including student teaching, in which a student earns less than a “C” grade must be repeated. Additionally, Adolescent Education candidates must have a ‘C’ or higher in at least 30 credits in their content area courses.
Throughout the program, teacher candidates will be expected to demonstrate the dispositions for effective teachers that are stated in the department’s Student Learning Outcomes. Any failure to uphold the dispositions for effective teaching and the ethical standards for educators in the profession will result in dismissal from the department.
Enrollment in any education course at the junior or senior level for undergraduate programs and the graduate level for five-year programs is open only to students who are fully declared as enrolled in an education degree program.