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.

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.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of their role as advocates for children and their families; as mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect; as advocates for diversity, and as conscientious and dedicated professionals 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 Coordinator for Transfer and Articulation in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement, 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

Please note that students in this program must complete one of the following concentrations to satisfy degree requirements: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, History/Social Studies, or Mathematics. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in one of the designated concentrations. In some cases, liberal arts electives may be needed to fulfill concentration requirements.

Transfer credit for Early Childhood or Education courses will only be granted after transcript review by the Education Coordinator.

General Education requirements must be met before the degree will be granted.

A computer literacy requirement applies and may be satisfied either by completing designated courses or by passing a computer literacy test.

Degree requirements for the Adolescence Education A.A. program
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
Concentration Elective 3
Foreign Language * 3
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 3
Mathematics General Education 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
Western Civilization II
3
Concentration Elective 3
15
THIRD SEMESTER
ENGL 201
OR
ENGL 202
World Literature I
OR
World Literature 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 3
17
FOURTH SEMESTER
HIST 103
OR
HIST 104
OR
HIST 105
Pre-History and Early American History
OR
19th Century American History
OR
America in the 20th and 21st Centuries
3
SOC 110 Race and Ethnicity 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Science General Education ** 3
EDU 202 Foundations of American Education 3
15
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 63

* Although Spanish 111 and 112 will fulfill degree requirements and SUNY General Education requirements at Cayuga, they may not satisfy requirements at the transfer institution. Students are advised to contact their prospective transfer institution before enrolling in these courses. American Sign Language may be used to satisfy the foreign language General Education requirement for students in this program.
** A combination of two science disciplines is recommended, (Biology/Geology or Chemistry/Physics). At least one must be a lab science. Students are advised to contact their prospective transfer institution before enrolling in these courses.
See General Education requirements for The Arts