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
 
     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/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.

     Graduates of the A.A. program at Suffolk will be required to have 2.80 GPA to matriculate in the Adolescence Education program at St. Joseph's College.

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
3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
Foreign Language 3
HIS101: Western Civilization I 3
± Mathematics Elective 3-4
   
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
Foreign Language 3
HIS102: Western Civilization II 3
Laboratory Science Elective 3
* Music Elective 3
Physical Education 1
   
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 credits  
ECO111: Macroeconomics: The National Economy 3
HIS103: Foundations of American History 3
Physical Education 1
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
Philosophy 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
English 6 credits
Humanities 12 credits
Foreign Language 6 credits
History 12-15 credits
Social Science 9-12 credits
Mathematics/Science 10-12 credits
Education 3 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
3
HIS422: Historiography 3
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
Art Elective 3
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
SPC 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.