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

Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
Hegis Code: 5649

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: AEMA-AA [B.A.]); AEME-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 coursework at St. Joseph's College, including supervised student teaching. Successful completion of 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/Mathematics 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. Students already enrolled in college who wish to be admitted to the program must have completed ENG101 and MAT111 or equivalent(or a laboratory science course if no math course is required), 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
COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5
COM101: Introduction to Human Communication or
COM105: Public Speaking
3
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
Foreign Language 3
* MAT124: Fundamentals of Precalculus I 4
** Visual Arts Elective 3
   
SECOND SEMESTER: 18 credits  
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
Foreign Language 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
* MAT125: Fundamentals of Precalculus II 4
*** Music Elective 3
Physical Education 1
   
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 credits  
CST112: Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic 4
HIS101: Western Civilization I
or HIS102: Western Civilization II
3
MAT141: Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 4
Physical Education 1
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology 3
   
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 credits  
CST141: Principles of Computing Using Java 4
EDU201: Introduction to Education 3
HIS104: Modern American History II
or HIS103: Foundations of American History
3
  MAT142: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
± Non-Western Social Science Elective 3
   
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 67.5

* MAT126: Precalculus Mathematics cannot be substituted for MAT124 and MAT125.
** To be selected from ART101, ART111, ART112 or ART113.
*** To be selected from MUS101, MUS103, MUS105, MUS117, MUS206, MUS210.

Students are required to complete two semesters of a foreign language in sequence based on completion of prerequisite or fulfillment of equivalent high school placement requirements, as follows: Elementary I/Elementary II or Elementary II/Intermediate I or Intermediate I/Intermediate II or Intermediate II/any advanced level course. ASL not accepted for this requirement.

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

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 9 credits
Foreign Language 6 credits
Social Science 12 credits
Mathematics 16 credits
Science 4 credits
Computer Science 8 credits
Education 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits
 
B.A Program at St. Joseph's College1
FIFTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  EDU115: Educational Psychology 3
  Elective 3
  MAT207: Calculus III 4
  Mathematics Elective 3
SPC218: Normal Language Development 3
   
SIXTH SEMESTER: 17 credits  
  EDU220: Adolescent Psychology 3
  EDU234: Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education 2
EDU235: Instructional Strategies for Inclusion in the Classroom 2
  Elective 3
  MAT208: Advance Calculus 4
MAT356: Linear Algebra 3
   
SEVENTH SEMESTER: 17 credits  
  EDU360: Methods of Secondary Education 3
EDU364: Methods in Teaching Mathematics 2
  Elective 3
Fine Arts Elective 3
  MAT246: Probability and Statistics 3
  Mathematics Elective 3
 
EIGHTH SEMESTER: 15 credits  
EDU473: Supervised Teaching in Secondary Schools 6
Elective 3
  MAT362: Modern Geometry 3
  MAT471: Seminar 3
   
Credits Required at St. Joseph's College: 65 credits(73 for B.S Degree)
Credits Required at Suffolk County Community College: 67.5 credits
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE JOINT PROGRAM: 132.5 for B.A. Degree; 140.5 for B.S. Degree


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

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 contest test in their major field. 128 credits are required for graduation from St. Joseph's College.