LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION
HISTORY EMPHASIS (SOCIAL STUDIES) / A.A. DEGREE
|Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
Hegis Code: 5649
Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: AEHE-AA
Fall 2015 Program Requirements Comparison
| 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 to the A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences: Adolescence Education/History (Social Studies)
emphasis for entering students requires a Regent's 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.
|Program at Suffolk County Community College|
|FIRST SEMESTER: 16.5-17.5 credits||Credits|
|COL101: Freshman Seminar||1.5|
|COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM105:Public Speaking
|ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition||3|
|HIS101: Western Civilization I||3|
|SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits|
|ENG102: Introduction to Literature||3|
|HIS102: Western Civilization II||3|
|Laboratory Science Elective||3|
|THIRD SEMESTER: 16 credits|
|ECO111: Macroeconomics: The National Economy||3|
|HIS103: Foundations of American History||3|
|POL103: State and Local politics and Government||3|
|SOC101: Introduction to Sociology||3|
|**||Visual Arts Elective||3|
|FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 credits|
|EDU201: Introduction to Education||3|
|HIS104: Modern American History||3|
|±||Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective||3-4|
|***||Non-Western Social Science Elective||3|
|TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED||64.5-66.5|
* To be selected from MUS101, MUS103, MUS105, MUS117, MUS206, MUS210.
** To be selected from ART101, ART111, ART112 or ART113.
*** To be selected from GEO101, GEO102, GEO103, HIS118, HIS119 or POL107.
†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
|Foreign Language||6 credits|
|Social Science||9-12 credits|
|Freshman Seminar||1.5 credits|
|Physical Education||2 credits|
|B.A. Program at St. Joseph's College|
|FIFTH SEMESTER: 18 credits||Credits|
|EDU115: Education Psychology||3|
|HIS152: Contemporary International Problems
or HIS310: American Foreign Policy
|History 200-level Non-Western History Elective||3|
|POL102: Introduction to Political Science||3|
|SPC218: Normal Language Development||3|
|SIXTH SEMESTER: 15 credits|
|ECO278: Economic Geography||3|
|EDU234: Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education||2|
|EDU235: Instructional Strategies for Inclusion in the Classroom||2|
|HIS410: Seminar in Historical Methodology||2|
|History 300-level Elective||3|
|PSY200: Psychology of Learning||3|
|SEVENTH SEMESTER: 16 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|
|PSY220: Adolescent Psychology||3|
|EIGHTH SEMESTER: 15 credits|
|Economics or Political Science Elective||3|
|EDU473: Supervised Teaching in Secondary Schools||6|
|History 300-level Elective||3|
|Credits Required at St. Joseph's College: 64 credits|
|Credits Required at Suffolk County Community College: 64.5-66.5 credits|
|TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE JOINT PROGRAM||128.5-130.5 for B.A. Degree|
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 content test in their major field. 128 credits are required for graduation from St. Joseph's College.