LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES:
ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION A.A.

This program is designed for students interested in transferring to a bachelor’s degree program in Adolescence Education at a SUNY institution.

VIEW REQUIRED CONCENTRATIONS

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to meet competencies required of students pursuing further education at a SUNY program in Adolescence Education,
  • Demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate competency in oral and written communication skills (including the ability to read aloud, interpret written materials, and speak clearly in front of groups of students, families, and colleagues.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers and other appropriate applications including skills to enhance oral presentations and written assignments.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical standards of the profession, including an awareness of the implications of their behavior and actions and a demonstrated understanding of their role as advocates for children and their families; as mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect; as advocates for diversity involved in the field of education.

TRANSFER INFORMATION

Students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year degree program in Adolescence Education should contact their advisor, the transfer counselor, or the Education coordinator. Please note: This program may not be appropriate for students interested in transferring to private colleges or universities; students should consult with their chosen institution to plan the most appropriate course sequence.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Note: Students may be required to have police and child abuse clearances and physicals before beginning field experience classes. Individuals with certain criminal histories will not be able to satisfy field experience requirements for the completion of the degree. In addition, students are required to submit to alcohol and/or drug testing upon request by either the College or any of the cooperating field placement sites. Students who test positive are subject to removal from the field placement and will therefore not be able to satisfy requirements for the completion of the degree. Refusal to submit to the test will result in the student being asked to leave the field placement site and may result in dismissal from the course and/or the program. Students must be able to satisfactorily and safely perform the duties associated with the care and education of children. Download the Technical Standards for the degree.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
Concentration Elective 3
Foreign Language 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Mathematics (Gen. Ed.) 3
Physical Education 1
16
SECOND SEMESTER
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
Foreign Language 3
PSY 216 Adolescent Psychology 3
HIST 101 or 102 Western Civilization I or II 3
Concentration Elective 3
15
THIRD SEMESTER
ENGL 201 or 202 World Literature I or II 3
Mathematics or Science Elective 3
Health 1
Physical Education 1
Liberal Arts Elective 3
The Arts Elective 3
Computer Literacy course or Electives 2
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
HIST 103
OR
HIST 104
OR
HIST 105
Pre-History & Early American History, or 19th Century Am. History,
America in the 20th & 21st Centuries
3
SOC 110 Race and Ethnicity 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Science (Gen. Ed.) 3
EDU 202 Foundations of American Education 4
16
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 63