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

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

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: AEEE-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 coursework 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/English emphasis for entering students requires a Regent's Diploma and a minimum high school average of 80. Students already enrolled in college who wish to be admitted to the program must have completed ENG101 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 a 2.80 GPA to matriculate in the Adolescence Education program at St. Joseph's College.

Program at Suffolk County Community College
FIRST SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
  COL101: College Seminar 1
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM105: Public Speaking
3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
* Foreign Language 3
** Mathematics Elective 3-4
PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits  
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
ENG201: Advanced Expository Writing 3
* Foreign Language 3
  HIS101: Western Civilization I
or HIS102: Western Civilization II
3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
  Physical Education 1
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 16-17 credits  
*** English Elective 3
  ENG212: Contemporary Global Literature 3
HIS103: Foundations of American History
or HIS104: Modern American History
3
Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective 3-4
  Philosophy Elective 3
  Physical Education 1
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 credits  
EDU201: Introduction to Education 3
*** English Elective 3
*** English Elective 3
Music or Visual Arts Elective 3
PSY217: Adolescent Psychology 3
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 64-66
* 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.
**No mathematics special topics courses.
***To be selected from ENG141, ENG142, ENG205, ENG206, ENG211, ENG220, ENG221.
To be selected from ART101, ART111, ART112, ART113, MUS101, MUS103, MUS105, MUS117, MUS206 or MUS210.
REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION AT
SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
English 21 credits
Humanities 15 credits
Social Sciences 12 credits
Mathematics/Science 10-12 credits
Education 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 1 credit
Physical Education 2 credit

B.A. Program at St. Joseph's College
FIFTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  EDU115: Education Psychology 3
  ENG201: Introduction to Reading Literature Critically 3
  ENG218: Medieval Imaginations or
ENG305: Chaucer
3
ENG294: Survey in American Literature from Beginnings to 1865 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
  ENG219: Literature of the English Renaissance or
ENG221: Seventeeth Century Literature or
ENG320: Milton or ENG332: Shakespeare
3
  ENG300: Scholarly Writing about Literature 3
     
SEVENTH SEMESTER: 17 credits  
  EDU360: Methods of Secondary Education 3
EDU361: Methods in Teaching English 2
  ENG292: Survey of British Literature I 3
  ENG487: Seminar in Literature 3
  English 400-Level Elective 3
SPC217: Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
     
EIGHTH SEMESTER: 14 credits  
  EDU473: Supervised Teaching in Secondary Schools 6
Elective 2
  ENG119: A Rainbow of Voices,
ENG261: African American Literature,
ENG 262: Resonant Voices,
or ENG278: Brooklyn Voices
3
English 400-Level Elective 3
     
Credits Required at St. Joseph's College: 62 credits
Credits Required at Suffolk County Community College: 64-66 credits
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE JOINT PROGRAM 126-128
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.