Undergraduate Catalog

Adolescence Education: Minor

New in fall 2021, the minor in Adolescence Education may be of interest to students seeking an introduction to the field of secondary education. 

Though the minor itself does not lead to eligibility for a New York State teacher certificate, it may pave the way toward teacher certification at the graduate level. For students pursuing a BA in Biology, Chemistry or Geology or a BS in Mathematics, the Adolescence Education minor can facilitate completion of two degrees in five years: the undergraduate bachelor's degree and the graduate MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching). Successful completion of the MAT leads to a recommendation for an initial teaching certificate in Biology 7-12, Chemistry 7-12, Earth Science 7-12 or Mathematics 7-12.

Please consult a faculty advisor in the Department of Teaching & Learning and visit the Graduate Catalog for more information about our accelerated BA/MAT and BS/MAT programs.

Minor in Adolescence Education (17 credits)

A minimum grade of B- is required for all courses that contribute to the Adolescence Education minor.

Core courses.........................................7 credits
SED354 Foundations of Secondary Education Seminar (1)
EDS340 Sociological & Philosophical Foundations of Education (3)1
EDS372 Developing Adolescence (3)1

Additional related courses...................10 credits
EDS383 Introduction to Literacy for Diverse Learners (3)
SPE385 Differentiating Instruction in the Secondary School (3)
SED353 Fieldwork I (1)
SED453 Curriculum & Instruction in the Secondary School (3)

1EDS340 and EDS372 fulfill the General Education categories of United States Studies and Social Sciences, respectively.