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

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: AEHE-AA

     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/History (Social Studies) emphasis for entering students requires a Regents Diploma and minimum high school average of 80. Students already enrolled in college who wish to be admitted to the program must have completed ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition, and a mathematics or laboratory science course, with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better.

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

Program at Suffolk County Community College  

FIRST SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
  COL101: College Seminar 1
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM105:Public Speaking
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
* Foreign Language Sequence 3
  HIS101: Western Civilization I 3
** Mathematics Elective 3-4

SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
* Foreign Language Sequence 3
  HIS102: Western Civilization II 3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3
  Physical Education 1

THIRD SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  ECO111: Macroeconomics: The National Economy 3
  HIS103: Foundations of American History 3
  Physical Education 1
  POL103: State and Local Politics and Government 3
  PSY217: Adolescent Psychology 3
*** Visual Arts Elective 3

FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 credits Credits
  EDU201: Introduction to Education 3
  HIS104: Modern American History 3
** Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective 3-4
Restricted Social Sciences Elective 3
  Philosophy Elective 3


* 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, or ASL101 and ASL105.
** No mathematics special topics courses.
*** To be selected from ART101, ART111, ART112 or ART113.
To be selected from GEO101, GEO102, GEO103, HIS118, HIS119 or POL107.
  NOTE: While students will not be prohibited from pursuing the program, students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal conviction may impede their ability to attain teacher certification. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the program coordinator or academic chair. Please refer to the following procedure for additional information.
B.A. Program at St. Joseph's College

FIFTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  EDU115: Education Psychology 3
  HIS152: Contemporary International Problems
or HIS310: American Foreign Policy
  HIS422: Historiography 3
  POL102: Introduction to Political Science 3
  SJC200: Transfer Seminar 1
  SPC115: Voice/Diction
or SPC205: Intercultural Communication

SIXTH SEMESTER: 18 credits Credits
  EDU121: Teaching Adolescents with Exceptionalities 3
  EDU240: Adolescent Literacy 3
  ECO278: Economic Geography 3
  History 300-Level Elective 3
  History Elective (200-Level or higher) 3
  HIS410: Seminar in Historical Methodology 3

SEVENTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  EDU360: Methods of Secondary Education 3
  EDU363: Methods of Teaching History and Social Studies 2
  HIS411: Senior Thesis (Non-Western) 2
  POL103: American Government and Politics 3
  SOC100: Introduction to Sociology 3
  Elective 3

EIGHTH SEMESTER: 14 credits Credits
  EDU473: Supervised Teaching in Secondary Schools 6
  Elective 2
  HIS276: History of New York: State and City 3
  History 300-Level Elective 3

Credits Required at St. Joseph's College: 64 credits
Credits Required at Suffolk County Community College: 64-66 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.