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

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

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: 16 credits Credits
  BIO150: Modern Biology I 4
CHE133: College Chemistry I 4
  COL101: College Seminar 1
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  MAT141:Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits  
BIO152: Modern Biology II 4
  CHE134: College Chemistry II 4
* Foreign Language 3
MAT142: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
  Physical Education 1
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 credits  
CHE250: Organic Chemistry I 5
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
  HIS103: Foundations of American History
or HIS104: Modern American History
3
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3
* Foreign Language 3
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 credits
  BIO262: Genetics 4
  CHE251: Organic Chemistry II 5
EDU201: Introduction to Education 3
  PSY217: Adolescent Psychology 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.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION AT
SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Science 30 credits
Education 3 credits
English 6 credits
Humanities 6 credits
Mathematics 8 credits
Social Sciences 9 credits
College Seminar 1 credits
Physical Education 1 credits

B.A. Program at St. Joseph's College ¹
FIFTH SEMESTER: 19 credits Credits
  BIO335: Physiology 5
Core Elective 3
EDU115: Educational Psychology 3
  PHY150: Physics I 4
  SPC102: Speech Communication 3
  SJC200: Transfer Seminar 1
     
SIXTH SEMESTER: 16 credits  
  BIO340: Microbiology 4
BIO380: Research Seminar 2
Core Elective 3
  EDU121: Teaching Adolescents with Exceptionalities 3
PHY151: Physics II 4
     
SEVENTH SEMESTER: 15 credits  
  BIO200: General Ecology or
BIO230: Vertebrate Zoology or
BIO260: Evolutionary Biology or
BIO301: Plant Biology
3
  BIO480: Research 0
  Biology 400-Level Elective 4
  EDU360: Methods of Secondary Education 3
  EDU366: Methods in Teaching Biology 2
SPC115: Voice/Diction or
SPC205: Intercultural Communication
3
     
EIGHTH SEMESTER: 15-16 credits  
  EDU240: Adolescent Literacy 3
BIO480:Research 3
  EDU473: Supervised Teaching in Secondary Schools 6
Elective ¹ 3-4
     
Credits Required at St. Joseph's College 64-65 credits (66-69 for B.S Degree)
Credits Required at Suffolk County Community College 64 credits
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE JOINT PROGRAM: 128-129 for B.A Degree;
132-136 for B.S Degree
¹The B.S. in Biology at St. Joseph's College requires an extra Biology 400-Level course.
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.