Of Interest: Is Adolescence Education Right for You?
Do you like the idea of helping a young adult find their confidence and desire to learn? Do you have the natural discipline and patience to run a classroom filled with teenagers and still maintain your sense of humor and compassion? Perhaps teaching adolescents is for you. Teachers in secondary education have the opportunity to focus on individual subjects. To teach breadth and depth. And to channel students' interests into life goals. The A.A. in Adolescence Education (Teacher Education Transfer) degree program, offers you an excellent foundation for continued studies in this rewarding career.Official Program Description >Is Adolescence Education Right for You? >
You will learn about the foundations of education, adolescent psychology and health and safety awareness. You will learn how to plan, organize and implement lesson plans that are both challenging and interesting to your students. You will be challenged to think independently and to prepare yourself to manage a classroom without the supervision of a traditional boss. Most important, you will discover how to practice what Einstein referred to as "the supreme art of awakening joy through creative expression and knowledge." This liberal arts degree program includes SUNY General Education requirements and coursework in a pre-determined major.Curriculum >Learning Outcomes >
Interesting, challenging and engaging - just like the teacher you are studying to become. Specializations include: English, mathematics, history / social studies, physics, biology, chemistry and earth science. The program reinforces your coursework with 30 hours of guided field observation. Students should consult a Teacher Education advisor to select a specialization that will transfer to the four-year institution.Course Descriptions >Facilities + Technology >
Upon successful completion of this degree program, most students continue on to a four-year degree program with the initial NYS certification in Adolescence Education, Grades 7-12. Once you are certified, you are eligible for a variety of teaching positions.Career Paths >
This degree program has transfer agreements with the colleges listed below. This means you can start your degree here and finish it there without losing credits.
"After 11 years pushing paperwork, I felt it was time to make a difference. It's hard to leave what you know, and start a new profession, but after only a few months in the program, I felt like I was where I belonged. Teaching is a natural fit for me, and I'm finally proud of what I'm doing." ~Pete G.
Onondaga Community College
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