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Adolescence Education 7‐12: Geology Concentration, A.A.

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Associate in Arts Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5649
NYSED Code: 27221/ 27222/ 27223/ 27224/ 27225/ 27226/ 27227/ 27228

Program Description

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. 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.

Program 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

  • Begin acquiring 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;
  • Integrate critical thinking, problem solving, and creative skills with information and theories about education;
  • Discuss the education system as an institution in a democracy;
  • Discuss and write about their classroom observations in terms of a diverse student population.

Employment Potential

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

For more information contact Admissions 1‐800‐724‐0833 ext. 5018 or 5022



Total Credits ‐ SUNY Ulster 61-63

* 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 .


Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements .

All first time college students matriculated in a degree program, including Early College students, former Collegian students now attending the College and students with no prior college experience, are required to take the one-credit FYE 101  course.

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