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

Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
Hegis Code: 5649

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.

     There 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: 17.5 credits Credits
  COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM105: Public Speaking
3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
Foreign Language I 3
± Mathematics Elective 3-4
* Visual Arts Elective 3
   
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits  
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
ENG201: Advance 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  
  ENG212: Contemporary Global Literature 3
** English Elective 3
HIS104: Modern American History
or HIS103: Foundations of 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 Elective 3
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology
or POL105: American National Politics and Government
3
   
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 64.5-66.5

* To be selected from ART101, ART111, ART112 or ART113.
** To be selected from ENG141, ENG142, ENG205, ENG206, ENG211, ENG220, ENG221.
*** To be selected from MUS101, MUS103, MUS105, MUS117, MUS206, MUS210.

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.

Note: See Transfer Opportunities for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION AT
SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
English 21 credits
Humanities 12 credits
Foreign Language 6 credits
Social Science 9 credits
Mathematics/Science 10-12 credits
Education 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credit
Physical Education 2 credit
 
B.A. Program at St. Joseph's College
FIFTH SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
  EDU115: Education Psychology 3
  Elective 3
  ENG401: junior Survey of American Literature 3
English Elective 1 3
  SPC218: Normal Language Development 3
   
SIXTH SEMESTER: 16 credits  
EDU234: Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education 2
  EDU235: Instructional Strategies for Inclusion in the Classroom 2
  Elective 3
  ENG400: Writing about Literature 3
  English Elective 2 3
PSY220: Adolescent Psychology 3
   
SEVENTH SEMESTER: 17 credits  
  EDU360: Methods of Secondary Education 3
EDU361: Methods in Teaching English 2
  Elective 3
  ENG402: Advanced survey of British Literature(fall only) 3
  ENG487: Seminar in Literature(Thesis - fall only) 3
SPC217: Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
   
EIGHTH SEMESTER: 15 credits  
  EDU473: Supervised Teaching in Secondary Schools 6
Elective 3
  ENG403: Advanced Survey II(spring only) 3
English elective 3
   
Credits Required at St. Joseph's College: 63 credits
Credits Required at Suffolk County Community College: 64.5-66.5 credits
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE JOINT PROGRAM 127.5-129.5


1 To be selected from the following list (Students should fulfill Renaissance and Medieval requirements with electives in bold type): ENG112: Classical Literature, ENG217: Medieval Themes, ENG218: Medieval Literature, ENG219: Literature of English Renaissance, ENG221: 17th Century Literature, ENG233: Romantic Literature, ENG234: Victorian Literature, ENG241: Rise and Development of Novel, ENG256: Bible as Literature, ENG257: Colonial and Early National American Literature, ENG258: American Renaissance, ENG259: Modern American Novel, ENG305: Chaucer, ENG332: Shakespeare. Courses in bold type satisfy Renaissance or Medieval requirement

2 To be selected from ENG243: 19th Century British Novel, ENG245: Modern British Novel, ENG253: Modern Poetry, ENG320: Milton, ENG370: Selected Themes of Literature Interest.

All students are required to pass the LAST and ATS-W and the Certificate for Child Abuse and Violence Prevention and be fingerprinted as required by New York State. Students must also take the contest test in their major field. 128 credits are required for graduation from St. Joseph's College.