Associate in Arts Degree Program
Hegis Code: 5649
NYSED Code: 27221/ 27222/ 27223/ 27224/ 27225/ 27226/ 27227/ 27228
Students who complete this program earn an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science Adolescence Education 7‐12, with a concentration in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Geology, Geology or Mathematics. This program should be followed by students who plan to transfer to a four‐year college to study adolescence education. The program is a jointly registered program with SUNY New Paltz. A student who completes the program and meets transfer requirements will be admitted into the adolescence education program at SUNY New Paltz. Students planning to transfer to a college other than SUNY New Paltz will receive individual advisement to facilitate their transfer.
Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Science‐Adolescence Education 7‐12 Degree program with Concentrations in Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Environmental Geology and Mathematics, a student will be able to Concentrations in Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Environmental Geology and Mathematics
- Acquire a broad base of knowledge in biology, geology, chemistry, environmental geology and mathematics;
- Decide if teaching junior high or high school is a realistic career for them;
- Practice writing relevant and innovative lesson plans incorporating multicultural education using the New York State Learning Standards;
- Develop a personal philosophy based on readings, research, and class assignments;
- Integrate critical thinking, problem solving, and creative skills with information and theories about education;
- Develop a strong liberal arts background to aid in passing the New York State teacher certification tests.
Graduates of the program who go on to earn a baccalaureate degree from SUNY New Paltz or another four‐year institution and a New York State teaching certificate will be qualified to teach at the secondary school level.
Requirements for Program Entry
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment
Developmental Assistance Available
For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster’s Learning Center, The Gary and Janaki Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.
For More Information
1‐800‐724‐0833 ext. 5018 or 5022
Coordinator, Early Childhood, Childhood, and Adolescence Education
Office: Vanderlyn Hall, VAN 239
Phone: 800:724‐0833, ext. 5193
NOTE: All Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science concentrations continue with the fifth through eighth semester sequence at SUNY New Paltz. The New Paltz curriculum follows the SUNY Ulster concentrations curricula below.
All students in the Adolescence Education Program must be fingerprinted before they register for their field placement course, which is taken in the second semester: EDU 206 - Applied Adolescent Development for Education Majors 1 cr. . The results will be valid for SUNY Ulster, SUNY New Paltz, and for New York State teacher licensing.
Total Credits ‐ SUNY Ulster 69
* Students who take one 200‐intermediate level foreign language satisfy their foreign language requirement. They may then substitute any other course in place of the second foreign language. Sign Language may be used as a foreign language.
** MAT 206 may be substituted by advisement.
Minimum grades for New Paltz: C in PSY 206 , EDU 203 , and foreign languages; B‐ in MAT 170 & MAT 180 ; B in ENG 101 & ENG 102 .