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2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Major with Adolescence Education


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This Bachelor of Science program in Chemistry prepares students for the initial certification requirements of the New York State Department of Education for Adolescence Education. Students who have completed all baccalaureate requirements with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in each required course of their certification program, who have demonstrated professional competence and who have successfully completed the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations will be eligible for initial certification.

Graduates of this program are also prepared for advanced studies in chemistry or employment in chemical laboratories.

Required Courses for Chemistry Majors with Adolescence Education


In addition to the 55 credit core listed above, all Chemistry majors with Adolescence Education are required to take the following:
  • Two Semesters of Modern Foreign Language Credits:6

Elective Courses for Chemistry Majors with Adolecence Education


Students may elect to take a 3 credit advanced elective and 2 credits of laboratory in order to obtain American Chemical Society approval.

Required Courses for Adolescence Education


The following courses are required for Adolescence Education for majors in Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

In addition to these courses, each student takes a department course numbered DEPT 457, Curriculum Methodology: Middle School and Senior High  in their area of certification (These courses have a total of 100 hours of fieldwork required).


Additional Program Option: Teaching students with Disabilities at the Adolescence level


Additional Program Option: Teaching students with Disabilities at the Adolescence level (Grades 7 - 12) (Dual Certification)

Students also have the option of completing required coursework and field experiences that would lead to another certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities at the Adolescence level. This dual certification option is designed to provide the knowledge base to support student learning in content areas at the adolescence level, as well as to specifically meet the needs of students with disabilities in secondary classrooms by means of differentiated instruction and collaborative teaching.

Students who elect to pursue this option must complete the following courses in addition to the required courses for Adolescence Education listed above:

Chemistry Senior Experience


This course seeks to integrate the technical aspects of chemistry with the ability to communicate scientific information effectively. To achieve this goal, students are assigned a topic of current scientific interest that combines chemistry with other disciplines in order to answer some fundamental question. Students demonstrate their ability to independently research and communicate their findings in a professional manner to an audience of their peers and faculty.

Sample Program for Chemistry Major with Adolescence Education


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