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

Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
Hegis Code - 5649, CIP Code - 24.0101

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 credits Credits
COL101: College Seminar 1
COM101: Introduction to Human Communication or
COM105: Public Speaking
3
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
* Foreign Language 3
MAT126: Precalculus Mathematics 4
PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 credits  
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
* Foreign Language 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
MAT141: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4
Physical Education 1
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 credits  
CST112: Introduction to Programming 4
HIS101: Western Civilization I
or HIS102: Western Civilization II
3
MAT142: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
Physical Education 1
PSY217: Adolescent Psychology 3
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 credits  
EDU201: Introduction to Education 3
HIS103: Foundations of American History
or HIS104: Modern American History
3
  MAT203: Calculus with Analytical Geometry III 4
  MAT204: Differential Equations 4
** Music or Visual Arts Elective 3
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 64
* 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 ART101, ART111, ART112, ART113, MUS101, MUS103, MUS105, MUS117, MUS206 or MUS210.
REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION AT
SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Mathematics 20 credits
Computer Science 4 credits
Education 3 credits
English 6 credits
Humanities 12 credits
Laboratory Science 4 credits
Social Sciences 12 credits
College Seminar 1 credits
Physical Education 2 credits
 
B.S. Program at St. Joseph's College
FIFTH SEMESTER: 18 credits Credits
  EDU115: Educational Psychology 3
  MAT204: Analytic Trigonometry and Geometry 3
  MAT208: Advanced Calculus 4
  PHY150: Physics I 4
SPC115: Voice/Diction or
SPC205: Intercultural Communication
3
  SJC200: Transfer Seminar 1
     
SIXTH SEMESTER: 16 credits  
  EDU121: Teaching Adolescents with Exceptionalities 3
  EDU240: Adolescent Literacy 3
COM152: Computer Programming 3
  MAT356: Linear Algebra or
MAT354: Modern Algebra
3
  PHY151: Physics II 4
     
SEVENTH SEMESTER: 15 credits  
  EDU360: Methods of Secondary Education 3
EDU364: Methods in Teaching Mathematics 2
  MAT246: Probability and Statistics 3
MAT471: Seminar 3
  Laboratory Science 4
     
EIGHTH SEMESTER: 14 credits  
EDU473: Supervised Teaching in Secondary Schools 6
Elective 2
  MAT362: Modern Geometry or
MAT364: Topology
3
  Mathematics Elective 3
     
B.A. Program at St. Joseph's College
FIFTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  EDU115: Educational Psychology 3
  Elective 2
  MAT208: Advanced Calculus 4
  Mathematics Elective 3
SPC115: Voice/Diction or
SPC205: Intercultural Communication
3
  SJC200: Transfer Seminar 1
     
SIXTH SEMESTER: 15 credits  
  EDU121: Teaching Adolescents with Exceptionalities 3
  EDU240: Adolescent Literacy 3
Elective 3
  COM152: Computer Programming 3
  MAT356: Linear Algebra or
MAT354: Modern Algebra
3
     
SEVENTH SEMESTER: 17 credits  
  EDU360: Methods of Secondary Education 3
EDU364: Methods in Teaching Mathematics 2
  Elective 3
  MAT246: Probability and Statistics 3
  Mathematics Elective 3
SPC205: Intercultural Communication or
SPC115: Voice and Diction
3
     
EIGHTH SEMESTER: 15 credits  
EDU473: Supervised Teaching in Secondary Schools 6
Elective 2
  MAT307: Real Analysis or
MAT362: Modern Geometry or
MAT364: Topology
3
  MAT471: Seminar 3
     
Credits Required at St. Joseph's College: 63 credits
Credits Required at Suffolk County Community College: 64 credits
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE JOINT PROGRAM: 127 credits
All students are required to pass the LAST and ATS-W, 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.