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LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION
BIOLOGY EMPHASIS / A.A. DEGREE

Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
Hegis Code: 5649

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: AEBA-AA [B.A.]; AEBE-AA [B.S.]
 
     This program, which is jointly registered with St. Joseph’s College, prepares students for careers in secondary education (grades 7-12). Students who complete the A.A. degree at Suffolk County Community College are assured seamless transfer to St. Joseph’s College for the baccalaureate degree program. However, students can also transfer to other New York State public and private four-year colleges to attain the baccalaureate degree and teacher certification.

     The Adolescence Education Emphasis at Suffolk offers a strong liberal arts foundation, while including courses specifically related to pedagogy. New York State teacher certification standards will be met through upper-level course work at St. Joseph's College, including supervised student teaching. Successful completion of the full program will qualify students for initial certification in secondary education.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     Admission to the A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences: Adolescence Education/Biology emphasis for entering students requires a Regent's Diploma, a minimum high school average of 80 and completion of high school mathematics sequence through Algebra 2/Trig or equivalent and precalculus. Students already enrolled in college who wish to be admitted to the program must have completed ENG101 and MAT125 or MAT126 with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better.

     Graduates of the A.A. program at Suffolk will be required to have a 2.80 GPA to matriculate in the Adolescence Education program at St. Joseph’s College.

Program at Suffolk County Community College  
FIRST SEMESTER: 17.5 credits Credits
  BIO150: Modern Biology I 4
CHE133: College Chemistry I 4
  COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  MAT141:Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4
  Physical Education 1
 
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits  
BIO152: Modern Biology II 4
  CHE134: College Chemistry II 4
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
MAT142: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
  Physical Education 1
 
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 credits  
CHE250: Organic Chemistry I 5
COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM105: Public Speaking
3
HIS101: Western Civilization I or
HIS102: Western Civilization II
3
* Non-Western Social Science Elective 3
** Visual Arts Elective 3
 
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 credits
  BIO262: Genetics 4
  CHE251: Organic Chemistry II 5
EDU201: Introduction to Education 3
HIS103: Foundations of American History 3
or HIS104: Modern American History  
   
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 65.5


* To be selected from GEO101, GEO102, GEO103, HIS118, HIS119, POL107.

**To be selected from ART101, ART112 or ART113.

Note: See Transfer Opportunities for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION AT
SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
English 6 credits
Humanities 6 credits
Social Science 9 credits
Biology/Chemistry 30 credits
Mathematics 8 credits
Education 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits

B.A. Program at St. Joseph's College ¹
FIFTH SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
  BIO330: Physiology 5
  EDU115: Educational Psychology 3
ENG110: Communications for Professionals 3
  Foreign Language I 3
  Social Science Elective ² 3
   
SIXTH SEMESTER: 14 credits  
  BIO380: Research Seminar 1
EDU234: Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education 2
  EDU235: Instructional Strategies for Inclusion in the Classroom 2
  Foreign Language II 3
  Philosophy Elective 3
PSY220: Adolescent Psychology 3
   
SEVENTH SEMESTER: 15 credits  
  BIO480: Research 0
  Biology Elective 4
  EDU360: Methods of Secondary Education 3
  EDU366: Methods in Teaching Biology 2
Non-Laboratory Biology or Chemistry Course 3
SPC218: Normal Language Development 3
   
EIGHTH SEMESTER: 16 credits  
  BIO340: Microbiology 4
BIO480:Research 3
  EDU473: Supervised Teaching in Secondary Schools 6
Music Elective 3
   
Credits Required at St. Joseph's College 62 credits (70 for B.S Degree)
Credits Required at Suffolk County Community College 65.5 credits
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE JOINT PROGRAM: 127.5 for B.A Degree;
135.5 for B.S Degree


¹ The B.S in Biology at St. Joseph's College requires 8 additional credits: Physics 150 and 151

² To be selected from sociology, political science or economics.

All students are required to pass the LAST and ATS-W and the Certificate for Child Abuse and Violence Prevention, and be fingerprinted as required by New York State. Students must also take the content test in their major field. 128 credits are required for graduation from St. Joseph's College.